DC Shuttle: There’s a Ranking for That

College value ranking lists on the rise. The New York Times reported that rankings of colleges’ value, based on cost compared to returns, are increasing.

Children’s hospitals graduate medical education payment program. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee approved by voice vote legislation (S. 1557) that would reauthorize a program that provides federal money to support training physicians at children’s hospitals. The measure would reauthorize the Children’s Hospitals Graduate Medical Education Payment Program for five years, through FY 2018, at $300 million annually.

Education nominations advanced. The Senate HELP Committee also approved by voice vote the nominations of Michael Keith Yudin to be assistant secretary of Education for special education and rehabilitative services and James Cole Jr. to be general counsel for the Education Department.

Veterans’ education hearing. The Economic Opportunity Subcommittee of House Veterans’ Affairs Committee will hold a hearing titled “Examining Higher Education Institution’s Services to Veterans.”

We publish the DC Shuttle each week featuring higher ed news from Washington collected by the New England Council, of which NEBHE is a member. This edition is drawn from the Higher Education Update in the Council’s Weekly Washington Report of Nov. 4, 2013.

Founded in 1925, the New England Council is a nonpartisan alliance of businesses, academic and health institutions, and public and private organizations throughout New England formed to promote economic growth and a high quality of life in the New England region. The Council’s mission is to identify and support federal public policies and articulate the voice of its membership regionally and nationally on important issues facing New England. For more information, please visit: www.newenglandcouncil.com.


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