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Administration Calls for For-Profit College Legislation. The Washington Post details how the Obama administration is pressuring Congress to pass legislation to protect veterans from aggressive for-profit colleges.
House and Senate Negotiators Reach Preliminary ESEA Deal.
Lawmakers reached an agreement on a No Child Left Behind reauthorization and plan to name conferees and move to official conference committee as soon as this week. The legislation could be on the floor of the House and Senate by the end of this month, or early next, with many in Congress hoping to stay on track to pass a rewrite of the law before the end of the year. The House passed the Student Success Act
in July, while the Senate passed the Every Child Achieves Act
the same month. Edweek
put together a great summary
of the differences between the bills and current law. Among other issues, negotiators have been discussing accountability and how much authority should be given to the education secretary. Both the House and the Senate will now appoint conferees and the conference committee will meet to agree to a deal. Any bill after would then need to pass back through the House and Senate before heading to the president’s desk.
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. 16, 2015. For more information, please visit: www.newenglandcouncil.com.