• House Democrats unveiled legislation last week that would codify parts of the recently-rescinded Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault, reported The Hill. The proposed Title IX Protection Act—introduced by Rep. Jackie Speier...

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  • President Trump will extend the March 5 deadline to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program if Congress fails to act before that time, according to Senator James Lankford (R-OK), The Washington Post reported. Sen. ...

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  • Democratic attorneys general from 17 states and the District of Columbia filed suit against the U.S. Education Department, arguing that the agency illegally delayed enforcement of the Obama-era gainful employment rule, Inside Higher Ed r...

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  • This week, two federal judges issued orders blocking the Trump administration's latest travel ban, reported The Washington Post. The controversial ban is the administration's third attempt to restrict entry into the U.S. of trav...

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  • Senate Republican leaders on Friday released a budget resolution leaving out reconciliation language from an earlier House budget blueprint that mandated billions in cuts for education programs, Inside Higher Ed reported. The absence of ...

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  • A new federal report by the U.S. Education Department's National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) projects that enrollment in American postsecondary institutions will grow 15 percent from 2014 to 2025, reports Inside Higher Ed....

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  • Perkins Loans Expire

    Posted on October 3 2017

    The federal Perkins Loan program expired on Saturday after key Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) blocked legislation to extend it, Inside Higher Ed reported. The lapse will leave approximately 1,500 colleges and universities and 500,000 stu...

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  • College Scorecard Updated

    Posted on October 2 2017

    Late last week, the U.S. Education Department published updated information on the College Scorecard, including a new feature that allows students to compare data from up to 10 institutions at once. The update is a significant win for pr...

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  • Thirty-two democratic Senators sent a letter last week to U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos expressing concerns with the department's decision to rescind Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault. The agency's move shows &qu...

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  • IRS Data Retrieval Tool Restored

    Posted on October 2 2017

    On Sunday, the U.S. Education Department and the Internal Revenue Service restored the data retrieval tool (IRS DRT) for the federal financial aid system, Inside Higher Ed reported. The online tool, introduced in the 2010-11 academic yea...

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