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Department of Education’s Announcement Leaves Unanswered Questions Regarding Coming Gainful Employment Rule Deadline

The Department of Education’s (ED) announcement that it plans to engage in a new negotiated rulemaking to revise the Gainful Employment (GE) Rule leaves unanswered critical questions regarding the implementation of certain GE Rule requirements that are scheduled to go into effect on July 1, 2017. 746 more words

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We Teach Languages Episode 9: Performance Assessment in a Fully Online College Spanish Course

In episode 9 of We Teach Languages, Stacey talks with Claire Knowles about teaching college Spanish in a fully online, asynchronous format. Claire tells us about how she uses performance assessments instead of tests to assess learning and how she elicits feedback and reflection from students in every unit. 146 more words

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Forgettaboutit!  No Rules for For-Profit Colleges

I am really wondering when we will begin to see so-called Presidential rule-making that will truly Make America Great Again? I thought maybe it will be in the ways we can make college more affordable for eager young Americans and their families. 221 more words


Slack chat: a teaching crisis in the humanities?!

Chris Bouton: As we’ve both written about this week, this seems to be the week of other disciplines dumping on the humanities. You wrote about that… 2,500 more words

Department of Education Delays Borrower Defense Rules and Proposes Reset on Gainful Employment

The Department of Education announced today that it will delay, with limited exceptions, the entire set of Borrower Defense to Repayment regulations (BDTR) scheduled to take effect July 1 until further notice, as well as convene a negotiated rulemaking committee to develop regulations on BDTR, Gainful Employment and other matters. 147 more words

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Can You Teach a Superpower?

Last week, dear ol’ Eduflack wrote about the incredible learning experiences the Edu-family is getting from kickboxing. so this week, I’d like to turn the rostrum over to one of my Tiger Schulmann sisters, Amy Vondrak. 1,068 more words


Hey NPR!

Most of the time we give you context for the news, but sometimes we are the news. NPR had a recent feature with Nobel-winning physicist Carl Wieman in which he talks about his efforts to encourage “active learning” in the sciences. 1,012 more words