Policy Issues


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.

Higher Ed Committee Offers Three Dozen Recommendations for Updating HEA

A new report from the "Higher Education Committee of 50" offered 36 recommendations for helping students overcome the obstacles preventing them from "enrolling in, paying for and graduating from college." Among them: allowing for the filing of multi-year FAFSAs; eliminating the ban on collecting student unit-record level data; and requiring the U.S. Department of Education to add a "dynamic, user-tested truth-in-lending calculator and annual debt letter to the advising process of prospective students and to StudentLoans.gov, the federal web portal for borrowers.

House Hearing Tackles College Affordability

Lawmakers in the House Education and Labor Committee are eager to address affordability in the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.

Feds Debate Mods to Credit Hour Definition

How long is a credit hour? That's the question at the heart of a discussion going on in a committee of distance learning influencers who are part of a negotiated rulemaking process that has met for the last three months to set out a proposal for federal regulation on accreditation for the U.S. Department of Education.

Senators Introduce College Transparency Bill

A bipartisan bill would modernize the U.S. Department of Education's college reporting system for post-secondary data.

Senate Committee Advocates FAFSA Reforms

Sen. Lamar Alexander plans to once again push his colleagues in Congress to simplify the FAFSA process as part of the Higher Education Act reauthorization.

Colleges Form Network to Support Public Interest Tech

A group of 21 colleges and universities are coming together to advance and shape public advancements in technology to serve the public good.

Trump 2020 Budget Proposal Includes Cuts to Education Programs

The proposal would cut the amount of money dedicated to the U.S. Department of Education by 10 percent at the program level.

Campus Technology News

Sign up for our newsletter.

Terms and Privacy Policy consent

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.