Posts Tagged: The New England Council (NEC)

No Humdrum Budget Debate, 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...

Proposals in Congress Would Double Pell Over Five Years, Boost Research but with New Limits on China

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 Education and Labor Committee will hold a hearing on Examining the Policies and Priorities of the U.S. Department of Education on Thursday, June 24 at 10:15 a.m. Senators Introduce Legisl...

Paying Student Athletes for Use of their Name, Image and Likeness

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 Education and Labor Committee will hold a hearing on the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Reauthorization on Tuesday, June 15 at 10:15 a.m. The U.S. Senate Appropriations Comm...

White House Would Reinvest Billions in Education

DC Shuttle ... President Releases Budget with Increased Education Funding. The U.S. Education Department would see an increase as part of the proposed budget the White House released Friday, which also proposes billions of dollars in new programs for school infrastructure and technical education. The department would receive a 40% increase in fiscal 2022 over the current fiscal year, the larges...

Colleges Worry Legislation to Reduce Foreign Influence Would Hurt International Recruitment

DC Shuttle ... Hearings & Markups of Interest The U.S. House House Appropriations Committee will hold a hearing on the Budget Request for the National Institutes of Health on Tuesday, May 25 at 10 a.m. The Senate Appropriations Committee will hold a hearing on the Budget Request for the National Institutes of Health on Wednesday, May 26 at 10 a.m. New Reporting Requirements Become...

U.S. Policymakers Open Key Release Valves Freeing Ed Dollars

DC Shuttle ... Hearings & Markups of Interest The U.S. House Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education will hold a heading on Students Experiencing Homelessness and Children in Foster Care on Wednesday, May 19 at 10:15 a.m. via Zoom. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee on the Healthcare Workforce on Thursday, May 20 at 10 a.m. with live...

Sanders and Jayapal Introduce Bill to Make Four Years of College Free for Most Families

DC Shuttle ... Hearings/Markups of Interest The Senate Indian Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on COVID-19's Impact on Native Education Systems on Wednesday, April 28 at 2:30 p.m. The House Science, Space and Technology Committee will hold a hearing on National Science Foundation Research on Wednesday, April 28 at 10 a.m. The House Education and Labor Committee will hold a heari...

To Invest in America’s Future, Double the Pell Grant

Following is an op-ed from James T. Brett, president and CEO of  the New England Council, the region's oldest business organization ...          College affordability and access to higher education has been a topic of much discussion in Washington D.C. and throughout our region in recent years. And rightfully so. The price of higher education continues to increase, and millions of Am...