Today, the House and Senate passed a short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) to continue funding for Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 until May 5, 2017. An omnibus appropriations bill is expected to be introduced early next week.
On April 27, the House Education and the Workforce Committee held a hearing on “Strengthening Accreditation to Better Protect Students and Taxpayers.” The hearing focused on ways in which the accreditation process can be improved to ensure strong accountability for students and taxpayers.
On April 26, President Donald Trump signed an Executive Order (EO) entitled, “Enforcing Statutory Prohibitions on Federal Control of Education,” which requires the U.S. Department of Education (USED) to review the Department’s K-12 regulatory policies over the next 300 days and ensure “strict compliance” with legislation passed by Congress relating to K-12 education and state and local control.
Members of Congress Send Letter Urging USED Secretary DeVos to Reinstate Student Loan Protections: Over 130 members of Congress, including Ranking Member of the House Education and the Workforce Committee Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Ranking Member of the Senate Health, Education, Labor & Pensions (HELP) Committee […]