Posts Tagged: federal education policy

US Ed Dept Plans to Address Lost Instruction Time … as Maine Congressional Delegation Objects to Thumbs-Down on GEAR UP

DC Shuttle ... Ed Dept Launches Two Communities of Practice To Help Students Impacted by the Pandemic. The U.S. Department of Education announced it would launch two communities of practice, using American Rescue Plan funding, to address the lost instructional time due to the pandemic. By implementing these communities of practice, the Education Department hopes to support students' social, emo...

Building Back Better, with Infrastructure … but Fewer International Students

DC Shuttle ... House Passes Build Back Better Act. The U.S. House of Representatives passed the Build Back Better Act by a vote of 220 to 213. The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) completed scoring the legislation and concluded that the net increase in deficit totaled $454.1 billion over the 2022-to-2031 period. This deficit would be a result of direct spending of $457.9 billion and an increas...

States Fighting Over Vaccine Mandates

DC Shuttle ... Biden Administration Releases Vaccine Mandate Guidelines. The U.S. Labor Department released a new vaccine mandate requiring that federal government employees and those of companies with greater than 100 employees get their COVID-19 vaccine or get tested weekly by Jan. 4. This fall, many colleges and universities voluntarily created a vaccine mandate for their employees and stude...

Enrollment Declining, Lawmakers Reconciling

DC Shuttle ... Hearings & Markups of Interest (Due to current limited access to the U.S. Capitol complex, the general public is encouraged to view these hearings via live stream.) The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions will hold a hearing on Next Steps: The Road Ahead for the COVID-19 Response on Thursday Nov. 4 at 10 a.m. The Innovation, Entrepreneur...

Reconciliation Package Likely to Include Early Childhood Provisions, Drop Free Community College

DC Shuttle ... Hearings & Markups of Interest (Due to current limited access to the U.S. Capitol complex, the general public is encouraged to view these hearings via live stream.) The U.S. Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor and Pensions will meet in Executive Session on Nominations on Tuesday, Oct. 26 at 10 a.m. The U.S. House Education and Labor Committee will hold a hea...

Another Major Servicer of Federal Student Loans Quits the Business

DC Shuttle ... Hearings & Markups of Interest (Due to current limited access to the U.S. Capitol complex, the general public is encouraged to view these hearings via live stream.) The U.S. House Education and Labor Committee will hold a hearing on Homecoming: The Historical Roots and Continued Contributions of HBCUs on Wednesday, Oct. 6 at 12 p.m. The Senate Health, Education, Labo...

House to Vote on Package Boosting Free Community College, Higher Pell Grants, Pre-K, Childcare

DC Shuttle ... Hearings & Markups of Interest(Due to current limited access to the U.S. Capitol complex, the general public is encouraged to view these hearings via live stream.) The U.S. House Education and Labor Committee will hold a hearing on Back to School: Highlighting Best Practices for Safely Reopening Schools on Wednesday, Sept. 29 at 10:15 a.m. The U.S. Senate Committee on H...

No Humdrum Budget Debate as House Amendments Target Abortion, Critical Race Theory, DACA, Wuhan

DC Shuttle ... Hearings & Markups of Interest (Due to current limited access to the U.S. Capitol complex, the general public is encouraged to view these hearings via live stream.) The U.S. Senate Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on Protecting Student Loan Borrowers and the Economy in Upcomig Transitions on Tuesday, June 27 at 10:15 a.m. The U.S. Hous...

U.S. Will Temporarily Ease Aid Verification Processes that Can Hurt the Most Vulnerable Students

DC Shuttle ... Education Department Reduces Verification of Student Aid. The U.S. Department of Education announced temporary changes to the federal student aid verification process for the 2021–22 award year. The temporary changes are intended to help students and colleges facing challenges as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and will require less verification for many students. The departm...

Taking a Shot at Return to Campus

DC Shuttle ... Hearings & Markups of Interest (Due to current limited access to the U.S. Capitol complex, the general public is encouraged to view this hearing via the live stream.) The U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Oversight Subcommittee will hold a hearing on Expanding Access to Higher Education and the Promise It Holds on Thursday, June 29 at 2 p.m. Senate HELP Committee H...