Policy Issues


DeVos Rescinds Gainful Employment Rule

The U.S. Department of Education is moving forward with plans to eliminate regulations put in place by the Obama administration to protect students from predatory colleges and universities.

ED Expands College Scorecard Data

The Department of Education has updated the College Scorecard to include information on 2,100 additional postsecondary education options.

DeVos Announces Federal Work-Study Experiment

A new federal work-study experiment proposed by Education Secretary Betsy DeVos will provide institutions with more flexibility to enable students to earn work-study benefits for apprenticeships, internships and work-based learning programs.

Legislation Around Capitol Hill: Congress Considers Bills Focused on STEM Equity, Privacy, Transfer Credits, Anti-Harassment, Cyber Workforce and School Security

Lawmakers considered six bills this week that could impact the lives of teachers and students in significant ways.

Bill Aims to Boost Participation in STEM

The House Science, Space and Technology Committee is looking to invest in STEM education starting in high school and continuing into workforce development.

Dashboard for Higher Ed Surveys Debuts

New America has released an online repository for public opinion surveys through an interactive dashboard designed for researchers, journalists and policymakers.

Legislation Around Capitol Hill: Congress Intros Bills Focused on Student Debt Scams, Pell Grants and Loan Forgiveness

Lawmakers in Congress introduced five bills this week that could impact the lives of teachers and students in significant ways.

DeVos, House Democrats Clash Over Education Freedom Scholarships

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s $5 billion plan to provide students with more school choices was met with skepticism from House Democrats at a recent hearing.

House Committee Seeks Changes to Accreditation Procedures

The House Education and Labor Committee is looking to include changes to the accreditation process for colleges in the forthcoming Higher Education Act reauthorization.

White House Unveils Higher Education Act Reauthorization Principles

The Trump administration is weighing in on the upcoming HEA reauthorization with a set of proposed reforms.

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