Posts Tagged: federal higher education policy

Feds Go After DeVry for Deceptions

DC Shuttle ... Federal Agencies Take Action Against DeVry. The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Education both took action against DeVry University last week for making misleading and deceptive claims. The FTC filed a lawsuit against DeVry, claiming that the institution made unsubstantiated claims about post-graduation job rates and wages. The Department of Education sent a no...

See You in Court …

DC Shuttle ... Supreme Court to Hear Religious School Case. The Supreme Court agreed to hear the case of Trinity Lutheran Church of Columbia v. Pauley. Trinity Lutheran had requested a grant from the state of Missouri for recycled tire scraps to resurface its preschool playground, but the state denied the request, arguing that state aid to a church violates the Establishment Clause of the Constit...

Get with the Programming: STEM Definition Now Includes Computer Science

DC Shuttle ... STEM Education Act Signed into Law. President Obama signed the STEM Education Act of 2015, which expands the definition of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) to include computer science programs. The bill was originally introduced by Rep. Lamar Smith (R-TX) and Rep. Elizabeth Esty (D-CT), members of the Science, Space and Technology Committee. The law does not increas...

Obama’s FY13 Budget Would Boost Community Colleges, Reward Tuition Restraint

President Obama's proposed FY 2013 budget would encourage community college partnerships with employers, target student aid for colleges that restrain tuition prices, and increase overall spending on U.S. Education Department programs by 2.5% to nearly $70 billion. That would be the largest percentage increase for any domestic department in the president's proposed federal budget for FY 2013, whi...

DC Shuttle: Obama Outlines New Policies to Make Higher Ed Affordable

During a Friday morning speech at the University of Michigan, President Obama announced a set of initiatives to improve the quality and affordability of higher education. His proposals include tying federal financial aid to colleges’ efforts to contain costs; new competitive grant programs for states, colleges, and organizations to improve college outcomes; and making colleges’ financi...