On October 17, President Donald Trump, in comments during a Cabinet meeting, instructed all secretaries to cut five percent from their budgets for fiscal year (FY) 2020. “Whether it’s a secretary, an administrator, whatever, I’m going to ask everybody with a 5-percent cut for our next meeting. I think you’ll all be able to do it.”
On October 17, USED published in the Federal Register its Unified Agenda for Fall 2018. The publication included multiple proposed regulation changes, including those regarding significant disproportionality, minority serving institutions, Charter School Grants, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), and Title IX.
On October 16, a federal judge ruled against a for-profit college association effectively ending all efforts to block implementation of the Obama-era borrower defense rule. The rule would allow for students, who have been defrauded by their college or professional school, to seek loan forgiveness.
Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA):
Four more states interested in Innovative Assessment pilot: Education Week reported that four states have indicated interest in participating in the Innovative Assessment pilot. Georgia, Hawaii, Kansas, and South Carolina “signaled […]