* NY lawmakers hear concerns, solutions for rising college costs at state Assembly hearing today in Albany. APC’s President/CEO Donna Gurnett (pictured above) provided testimony: http://bit.ly/2gy1dMi

* SUNY Potsdam offers chance for students to begin college while completing high school. North Country Now reports: http://bit.ly/2gGc221

* GAO Report: U.S. to forgive at least $108 billion in student debt in coming years. The Wall Street Journal reports: http://on.wsj.com/2gIcsSV

* Betsy DeVos, President-elect Trump’s pick to head the Education Department, has no track record in higher education. But that’s not unusual. The Chronicle of Higher Ed reports: http://bit.ly/2gFL5LJ

* Udacity, a Silicon Valley-based online course provider, and some others are offering money-back guarantees despite state bans on job-placement promises in higher education. Inside Higher Ed examines the idea: http://bit.ly/2fQsKKA

* In Donald E. Heller’s commentary published by The Chronicle of Higher Ed, he says to expect DeVos to apply her free-market outlook to colleges: http://bit.ly/2gIoATW

* Price competition comes to higher education. Forbes reports: http://bit.ly/2gk5fui

* America’s educational divide put Trump in the White House. The Atlantic writes: http://theatln.tc/2gv4peD

* Foster youths get extra help making it through college. The Wall Street Journal reports: http://on.wsj.com/2gxRetf

* What Donald Trump’s pick for education secretary could mean for student debt. Market Watch reports: http://on.mktw.net/2fCSMCK

* With the election of Trump, many higher education policy experts believe that consumer protections, such as Gainful Employment and Borrower Defense to Repayment, will be rolled back. New America reports: http://bit.ly/2f76TQC


* JBC runs a successful ‘Think Positive, Be Positive’ campaign. The Post-Journal reports: http://bit.ly/2g34iE9

* LIM College’s Dean of Academic Affairs, Michael Londrigan, recently talked to the Asbury Park Press about when shoppers can get the best deals on their holiday purchases: http://on.app.com/2g79mqG

* LIM College has unveiled a new visual installation crafted by 17 visual merchandising students designed to take viewers back in time through vignettes. design:retail reports: http://bit.ly/2fE0SLj

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