Posts Categorized: DC Shuttle

Trump Administration Would Rewrite Sexual Assault, Immigration Rules

DC Shuttle ... DeVos to Change Sexual Assault Rule. U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos gave a speech in which she said she would replace an Obama-era schools directive on sexual assault with an alternative that she said would do a better job  balancing the rights of victims and the accused, Politico reports. The plan is to develop new guidance through a rulemaking process that likely wil...

Affirming Action?

DC Shuttle ... Justice Dept Memo Suggests Lawsuit on College Discrimination. A leaked document suggested that the U.S. Justice Department may soon begin investigating whether colleges are discriminating in the way they use race in admissions. An internal Justice Department posting seeking lawyers for "investigations and possible litigation" relating to university affirmative action policies was l...

Forever GIs

DC Shuttle ... House Passes Forever GI Bill. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Forever GI Bill (H.R. 3218) with overwhelming support, 405-0. The House Veterans' Affairs Committee passed the bill the previous Wednesday and it moved quickly through the House. A companion bill has been introduced in the Senate and moved through committee last week. The legislation, a rare bipartisan respo...

Bill Gutting US Ed Dept Moves to Full House

DC Shuttle ... House Appropriations Committee Passes Education Funding Bill. The House Appropriations Committee held a hearing and adopted the fiscal year 2018 Labor, Health and Human Services and Education Appropriations bill by a vote of 28 to 22. The legislation would cut nearly $2.4 billion from the Education Department's budget, but did not include many of the cuts recommended by the adminis...

House Bill Would Cut $2.4 Billion from US Dept of Ed

DC Shuttle ... Appropriations Bill Cuts Ed Dept Funding. The House Appropriations Committee released a draft Labor-HHS-Education spending bill which would significantly decrease the U.S. Education Department's budget. The bill would provide more money for charter schools but cut training programs, according to the House Appropriations Committee draft bill. The House Appropriations Labor-HHS-Educa...

Out to Kill an Ed Rule? Date Set for Comments to Feds

DC Shuttle ... Ed Dept Requests Comment on Regulations. The U.S. Department of Education put out notice calling for public comment regarding which regulations should be targeted for elimination. The comment period will be open until Aug. 21, 2017. Bill Addresses Income-Share Agreements. Lawmakers introduced a bill that would set new legal frameworks for income-share agreements. The bill filed by...

Year-Round Pell Grants to Debut Next Month

DC Shuttle ... Ed Dept Announces Year-Round Pell Grants. The U.S. Department of Education announced that year-round Pell Grants would be made available to students beginning on July 1, 2017. The policy change will provide financial resources that will allow thousands of students to to complete their coursework on their own schedules. In making the announcement, Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos ...

The Apprentice?

DC Shuttle ... Trump Begins Work to Boost Apprenticeships. President Trump announced new administrative actions as well as legislative proposals aimed at boosting apprenticeship programs and other worker training, The Wall Street Journal reports. In a speech at a community college in Wisconsin, Trump unveiled a White House push on apprenticeship programs and workforce development issues. He said ...

Call Security! FAFSA Retrieval Was Shut Down for Breach, Not Maintenance

DC Shuttle ... FAFSA Data Breach. The U.S. Education Department announced that it has partially restored an online tool that automatically provides borrowers' income data when they repay their students loans through an income-driven repayment program. The IRS and Education Department suspended the tool in March. A grand jury indictment gave greater detail about why the Department of Education and...

Trump Budget for “American Greatness” Would Slam Aid Programs

DC Shuttle ... Budget Proposal Funds School Choice, Hits Aid to to Low- and Middle-Income Students. The White House released President Trump's budget proposal for fiscal year 2018, which cuts spending at the U.S. Department of Education and focuses on school choice. The budget would reduce the Department of Education's discretionary funding from $68.2 billion to $59 billion, 13% below the ...