• A bipartisan group of senators on Friday introduced legislation to extend the Perkins Loan program for an additional two years. The popular campus-based program is set is expire on September 30 unless lawmakers act to preserve it, leavin...

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  • Education Department's Regulatory Rollback

    Posted on September 20 2017

    The U.S. Education Department's call for comments on regulations that may be appropriate for repeal, replacement, or modification in accordance with Executive Order 13777, "Enforcing the Regulatory Reform Agenda," ended yes...

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  • This week, AACRAO joined the American Council on Education (ACE) and 28 other higher education associations in an amicus brief to the U.S. Supreme Court in the case examining President Trump's second attempt to ban refugees and immig...

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  • Senate Panel Advances Education Spending Bill

    Posted on September 13 2017

    Late last week, the U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee approved an education budget bill for FY 2018, reported Inside Higher Ed. The spending package would boost funding for the National Institutes of Health and increase the maximum aw...

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  • The University of California system filed suit against the Trump administration on Friday over its decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, The Chronicle of Higher Education reported. The lawsuit ass...

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  • Five Former ED Secretaries Chime In on DACA

    Posted on September 13 2017

    Five former U.S. education secretaries penned a rare joint letter to Congress last week urging lawmakers to preserve the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, USA Today reported. The letter comes in response to the Trump...

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  • This week, another major storm impacted the lives of our colleagues, member institutions, and students in Florida, Georgia, South Carolina, and the Caribbeans. We hope that everyone stays safe and cautious as relief efforts get underway....

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  • AACRAO joined a broad coalition of over 75 higher education associations urging Congressional leaders to pass legislation to permanently protect Dreamers after the Trump administration's announcement last week to rescind the Deferred...

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  • AACRAO Advocacy Call to Action

    Posted on September 13 2017

    AACRAO encourages all members to submit responses by the September 20th deadline to the U.S. Education Department's request for comments on federal regulation of higher ​edu​cation.​ We urge all AACRAO members to beco...

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  • Attorneys general from 15 states and the District of Columbia on Wednesday filed suit against President Trump's decision to rescind the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program, The Hill reported. The lawsuit, filed in ...

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