Notes & Coffee: June 18 - 24

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An “education and the workforce” agency – “White House plan to merge two cabinet departments, likely a political nonstarter, renews debate over how best to rationalize government role in educating and training Americans.”

Feds plan accreditation experimentation – “The U.S. Department of Education is preparing to take a “deep dive” into accreditation, Diane Auer Jones, a special adviser to Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, said Tuesday.” 

As pathway market expands, enrollment outcomes diverge – “The number of universities contracting with corporate entities to recruit for and manage first-year programs for international students keeps growing. As competition increases, institutions report mixed results with the model.” 

Moving beyond college completion – “Motivated by 2017 violence in Charlottesville, Lumina Foundation adds racial justice to grant making, which has focused heavily on college completion.” 

Gainful-employment disclosure delayed again – “Education Department announces a second yearlong delay of some gainful-employment disclosures as DeVos works on a do-over of the vocational education rule.”

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