Week in Review

Oct/03/2017 - 11:41am

The Senate appropriations committee will consider Thursday a spending package that boosts the maximum value of the Pell Grant by 1.7 percent, using funds from the program’s reserves.

The spending package — part of a bill funding the Departments of Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related agencies — also holds steady current funding …

Oct/03/2017 - 11:40am

Angela Goodson is one of 15 undergraduate/pre-licensure students nationwide and the only one from a Michigan college or university who has received a scholarship to attend the 2017 conference of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association in Phoenix, Ariz.

Goodson received the American Psychiatric Nurses Association’s Board of Directors Student Scholarship as a nursing student at Baker …

Oct/03/2017 - 11:38am

A Nebraska hospital has closed its doors due to a nursing shortage, according to a Kearney Hub article published online June 8. CHI Health Good Samaritan closed its Transitional Care Unit after management suffered staffing challenges.

“TCU, previously located on the fourth floor of the main hospital building, was a separate, skilled nursing facility that provided …

Oct/03/2017 - 11:13am

For-profit Charlotte School of Law and its parent company, InfiLaw, were under criminal investigation as they sought to negotiate restoration of federal student aid for Charlotte students, according to recently unsealed court filings from a whistle-blower lawsuit filed against the school.

Politico and the Charlotte Observer first reported the criminal probe. The lawsuit, which was brought …

Oct/03/2017 - 11:11am

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos’ decision to appoint a new chief enforcement officer who formerly worked at a troubled for-profit college drew swift and scathing criticism Wednesday.

Democratic lawmakers on Capitol Hill and student advocates say Dr. Julian Schmoke, Jr. — who previously served as an associate program dean at DeVry University — represents another …

Oct/03/2017 - 11:08am

While many photographers and journalists learn their craft in a classroom or studio, Cassandra Monroe‘s professional training was a little different. Cassandra learned the skills necessary to tell stories through words and photographs while serving as a servicemember in the United States Army, and she’s transferred those skills into a career as a Food Stylist …

Oct/03/2017 - 10:27am

Ever wonder how photographers get those awesome images of lightning down strikes? Here is a short description from Tampa photographer Ray Reyes about how he captured several lighting photos from Davis Islands in Tampa.

I had packed my gear after shooting the sunset at Davis Islands in June and was heading home when I noticed a …

Apr/25/2017 - 9:29am

Associations join forces as a stronger voice for career education


Ohio and Michigan Associations of Career Colleges and Schools announce merger 


Columbus, Ohio – Two non-profit associations serving private career colleges and schools announced their merger today, creating the Ohio-Michigan Association of Career Colleges and Schools. 


The new association will have a combined membership of 95 campuses, providing career training in many high-demand occupations, including business, information technology and health care. 


Apr/05/2017 - 9:18am

Steep cuts in research funding and the elimination of some programs in President Trump’s budget blueprint would be a credit negative for the higher-education sector, according to a report released on Tuesday by Moody’s Investors Service.

In the "skinny budget" released this month, President Trump called for a $9-billion cut at the U.S. Department of Education, …

Apr/05/2017 - 9:14am

The Trump administration has called on the U.S. Congress to cut $3 billion from the U.S. Department of Education's budget as part of $18 billion in new proposed cuts to social programs for the current fiscal year, according to news reports. The White House previously called for a $9.2 billion (or 13.5 percent) cut to …

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