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Education/Jobs

Jordan Schrader of The News Tribune (Tacoma, Wash.) tackles two competing community college prioritization processes the state is considering to determine funding – dealing with budget cuts and increased enrollment. One such system is championed by the governor while another is favored by the state lawmakers.

The Fort Lauderdale, Fla.-based Keiser University has switched from for-profit to non-profit status, according to the South Florida Sun-Sentinel’s Scott Travis.

House Oversight Committee Chairman Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) is responding to the GAO’s investigation of for-profit colleges by starting up his own committee’s investigation into the GAO’s process that led it to determine fraudulent practices are taking place at for-profit colleges. By the National Journal’s Fawn Johnson.

In the workforce spectrum, next Tuesday, Jan. 25, the Urban Institute is hosting a forum discussion titled “Young and Older Workers: (Not) Entering and Exiting the Labor Market.” To attend the discussion in Washington click here, or to view a webcast, go here.

Child Welfare

In Florida, the Governor has named the head of a fundamentalist Christian group as the state’s new director of Department of Children & Families, from the Miami Herald’s Carol Marbin Miller.

Roque Gerald, head of the D.C. Child and Family Services Agency, defends his agency three years after four young sisters were found dead in a Washington apartment,  in an opinion piece in The Washington Post.