*Ed Dept. ‘not wedded’ to its proposed accreditation rules. Education Dive reports: https://bit.ly/2MG5w94

*New Mass. Department Regs: Helping Hand Or Death Knell For Small Colleges? Forbes reports: https://bit.ly/2TnSOhF

*5 ways to improve support for part-time students. eCampus News reports: https://bit.ly/2TpUKGE

*Auer Jones: Ed Dept. to move away from “one-size-fits-all” accreditation model. Education Dive reports: https://bit.ly/2FZq5Nd

*Seeking a Community, Black Students Turn to Online Chats. The Chronicle of Higher Education reports: https://bit.ly/2HB8wV5

*Alexander Wants New Higher Ed Law by End of Year. Inside Higher Ed reports: https://bit.ly/2RmYdUt

*Ripple Effect: The Cost of the College Dropout Rate. The Third Way reports: https://bit.ly/2FSNgbR

*Retreating From Dependence On Federal Student Loans. Forbes reports: https://bit.ly/2G9peIY

*America’s Hidden Workforce Returns. The Wall Street Journal reports: https://on.wsj.com/2UtGLzv

*NYS acts to provide college aid for undocumented immigrants. WBFO reports: https://bit.ly/2GdrP4v

ASSOCIATION NEWS

1.28.19: Donna Gurnett, President of New York’s Association of Proprietary Colleges (APC) submitted testimony on Monday, January 28 at the Legislature’s Joint Budget Hearing on the 2019-2020 Executive Budget Proposal on Higher Education.