• On Monday, the U.S. Education Department announced that it will follow through with plans to restore Pell grant eligibility to students who attended shuttered institutions, The Washington Post reported. The closures of the for-profit Cor...

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  • A bipartisan group of lawmakers on Wednesday announced the creation of a congressional task force aimed at developing legislative proposals and initiatives to address sexual violence, Politico Morning Education reported. The group, led ...

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  • A federal judge in Hawaii extended his previous order blocking the Trump administration's revised travel ban until the state's lawsuit over the executive action is resolved, The Hill reported. Earlier this month, federal judges ...

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  • The Republican and Democratic leadership of the Congressional education committees, along with a bipartisan group of 39 other lawmakers, sent a letter to U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, calling on the department to assist students ...

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  • DeVos Considers Year-Round Pell

    Posted on March 30 2017

    U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos made her first official visit to an institution of higher education on Friday, touring jobs training programs at Valencia College, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported. Speaking at the two...

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  • President Trump made an 11th-hour request for nearly $18 billion in additional spending cuts to education grants, medical research, and other discretionary programs for the remaining 2017 fiscal year budget. The White House on Friday sen...

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  • A new study by the National Bureau of Economic Research found a connection between the drop in home prices during the Great Recession and the increase in student loan defaults over the same period, reports Inside Higher Ed. Student loan...

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  • Meeting on NSLDS Enrollment Reporting

    Posted on March 30 2017

    Earlier this month, AACRAO staff and representatives met with Federal Student Aid staff at the Education Department to discuss the nearly 1,000 institutions who are out of compliance in their NSLDS enrollment reporting.  Specif...

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  • Last week, President Trump released his budget which proposes $54 billion in cuts in discretionary spending across the federal government. More specifically, the budget proposal calls for a reduction to the Department of E...

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  • Numerous states are considering legislation that would require transgender people to use the bathrooms that correspond to the sex listed on their birth certificates, Politico Morning Education reported.  The measure come ...

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