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Legislators in Five States Address Guns on Campus

Posted on February 16 2017by Heather Zimar and Michelle Mott

Five states are currently considering legislation to address guns on campus. The Maryland House of Delegates passed a bill last week to ban guns and other deadly weapons on all publ...

Court Blocks Travel Ban, Trump Considers 'Brand-New' Immigration Order

Posted on February 15 2017by Michelle Mott

President Trump on Friday vowed to sign a "brand-new order" to temporarily bar refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the country as his original order rem...

Education Dept. Sued Over Gainful Employment Rule

Posted on February 15 2017by Michelle Mott

Late last week, a trade association representing cosmetology schools sued the U.S. Department of Education over its gainful employment rule, Inside Higher Ed reported. The American Association of ...

Trump Administration Signals Shift on Transgender Policy

Posted on February 15 2017by Michelle Mott

The Trump administration on Friday signaled a change in course on the Obama administration's efforts to expand transgender rights, The Washington Post reported. The U.S. Department of Justice f...

DACA Holder Detained, Arrested

Posted on February 15 2017by Heather Zimar

U.S. immigration authorities detained Daniel Ramirez Medina, a 23-year-old Mexican man who was brought to the United States as a child and granted a work permit in 2014 under the Deferred Action fo...

Federal Judge Blocks Travel Ban, Justice Dept. Appeals

Posted on February 8 2017by Michelle Mott

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit heard oral arguments on Tuesday regarding the Trump administration's targeted travel ban and the limits of executive autho...

DeVos Confirmed as Education Secretary

Posted on February 8 2017by Michelle Mott

After a contentious, months-long confirmation process, the U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved Donald Trump's nomination of Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos as education secretary, The New York Tim...

House Panel Hosts Hearing on Challenges and Opportunities in Higher Ed

Posted on February 8 2017by Michelle Mott

The U.S. House of Representative's Education and the Workforce Committee on Tuesday held its first hearing on higher education in the 115th Congress as lawmakers look toward reauthorization of ...

Higher Ed Groups Unite to Oppose Travel Ban

Posted on February 2 2017by Michelle Mott

AACRAO joined a broad coalition of higher education groups to urge the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to ensure that the United States remains an ambition for the brightest students and scho...

Rocky Path to Confirmation for DeVos

Posted on February 2 2017by Michelle Mott

U.S. Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos's path to confirmation hit a potential snag this week. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee on Tuesday advanced the nom...

Institutions to Appeal Gainful Employment Ratings

Posted on February 1 2017by Heather Zimar

More than 200 institutions provided the U.S. Department of Education with notice that they will appeal gainful employment ratings that found their programs to be failing or close to failing, report...

New York Attorney General Settles Lawsuit with DeVry

Posted on February 1 2017by Heather Zimar

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office announced it has settled a lawsuit with DeVry Education Group. New York sued the for-profit after an investigation found that the instituti...

Tennessee to Expand Free Tuition to All Adults

Posted on February 1 2017by Heather Zimar

All adult residents in Tennessee will be able to attend the state's community colleges tuition- and fee-free, announced Governor Bill Haslam this week. As reported in Inside Higher Ed, the...

Fate of DACA Program Still Uncertain

Posted on February 1 2017by Michelle Mott

Despite promises to roll back Obama's executive orders on immigration, President Trump has so far left intact an order safeguarding 750,000 immigrants currently protected by the Deferred Action...

Trump Administration Delays Education Rules

Posted on February 1 2017by Michelle Mott

The U.S. Department of Education on Monday officially delayed the effective dates of final regulations issued by the Obama administration, according to a notice published in the Federal Register. T...

Education Department Clarifies Distance Education Regulation

Posted on January 26 2017by Heather Zimar

The U.S. Department of Education clarified last week that the state authorization reciprocity agreement known as SARA will satisfy a key piece of distance education regulation, reports The Chronicl...

States Intervene in Federal Case Against ACICS

Posted on January 26 2017by Michelle Mott

Democratic attorneys general from five states and the District of Columbia on Tuesday filed a motion to intervene in a federal case involving the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Sc...

Senate Postpones DeVos Confirmation Vote

Posted on January 26 2017by Michelle Mott

The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) on Friday announced plans to postpone the vote on Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos, The Washington Post reported. Or...

Trump Administration Drafts Order to Clamp Down on Legal Immigration

Posted on January 26 2017by Michelle Mott

President Trump is reportedly working on plans to indefinitely block Syrian refugees from entering the United States and bar all refugees from the rest of the world for at least 120 days, according...

DeVos Confirmation Hearing

Posted on January 19 2017by Michelle Mott

The U.S. Senate’s Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on Tuesday held a confirmation hearing for President-elect Trump's nominee for Education Secretary. In the three and a h...