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School's Out Forever: Reforming the College Closure Process

Bipartisan Policy Center
1225 I Street NW
Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20005
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Secretary Betsy DeVos’s lead higher education advisor Diane Jones will sit down with POLITICO’s Michael Stratford for a conversation on the administration’s priorities in the new Congress. With reauthorization of the Higher Education Act picking up steam, Dr. Jones will outline the Department’s perspectives on a range of issues, potentially including federal accountability mechanisms, reforms to higher education financing, and the recent string of college closures.

This conversation will be followed by a panel discussion honing in on the policy implications of the college closure process, assessing options for reform, and weighing the extent to which institutional accountability can be strengthened to improve the higher education system for students and families.

Keynote discussion with:

Diane Jones
Principal Deputy Under Secretary, US Department of Education.

Panel discussion featuring:

Barbara Brittingham
President, New England Commission of Higher Education

Michael Dakduk
Executive Vice President & Director of Government Relations, Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU)

Richard Ekman
President, The Council of Independent Colleges

Robert Kelchen
Assistant Professor of Higher Education Policy, Seton Hall University

Daniel Zibel
Vice President and Chief Counsel, National Student Legal Defense Network

Moderated by:

Michael Stratford
Education Reporter, POLITICO

Rick Seltzer
Reporter, Inside Higher Ed

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