Posts Categorized: DC Shuttle

Slowly Revving Up HEA Reauthorization

DC Shuttle ... House hearing on college access. The House Education and the Workforce Committee held a hearing on access to higher education as part of reauthorizing the Higher Education Act (HEA). Much of the discussion was about how to best measure access and the hearing addressed methods that have been successful at improving access. Some of the discussion suggested that measuring access was n...

Asking Again, What Do For-Profit Grads Gain?

DC Shuttle ... Obama administration proposes new rules on for-profit colleges. The administration proposed new rules to govern for-profit colleges. One rule would limit how much debt students can amass in career-training programs. The proposal is the second attempt by the Obama administration to set "gainful employment" standards. Part of a rule issued in 2011 was struck down in court last year. ...

Obama Pushes Higher Ed Competitive Grants, FAFSA Completion

DC Shuttle ... Education budget request. President Obama's budget proposal contained many pieces on education. The education portion of the budget request included $300 million in funding for Race to the Top for educational equity. The president called for funding for high-quality preschool. For higher education, the president requested $4 billion in new mandatory spending for competitive grants ...

Projecting Enrollment, Protecting Student Data …

DC Shuttle ... Student enrollment projections. The Education Department and the National Center for Education Statistics released new data on student enrollment projections. According to the report, 3 million more people will be enrolled in U.S. colleges and universities in 2022 than were enrolled in 2012,. Inside Higher Ed reports. Student data privacy. The Education Department's Privacy Techni...

Washington’s Wintry Mix of Ed News

DC Shuttle ... GAO warns of college debit cards. The U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) released a report expressing concerns with college student debit cards. "Congress should consider requiring that financial firms providing debit and prepaid card services to colleges file their agreements for public review and provide other relevant information," the letter recommends along with other...

DC Shuttle: Aiming to Medal in College Ratings, E-Rate, Early Ed

Symposium on college ratings program reveals partially developed structure. The Education Department's National Center for Education Statistics held a symposium of technical experts in the groups they're consulting as they build the administration's proposed college rating system. While the structure of the rating system is not fully developed, the advisors made clear that the administration was m...

DC Shuttle: Ed Dept. Delays Tech Symposium on Ratings System

Department of Education delays symposium on college rating system. The Education Department has again rescheduled its "technical symposium" on the administration's proposed college ratings system. The new date for the daylong, public meeting is this Thursday, Feb. 6. HEA efforts may not bear fruit in 2014. Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA), chair of the Health, Education, Labor and Pension Committee, spoke ...

DC Shuttle: Obama Pushes College Access for Low-Income Students

Obama speaks on college access. President Obama announced a new initiative aimed at increasing low-income students' access to higher education that relies on commitments from states, universities, nonprofit organizations and businesses. The Obama administration unveiled more than 100 commitments from colleges and universities and millions of dollars in philanthropic donations aimed at helping more...