On October 31, Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) and House Education and the Workforce Committee Ranking Member Bobby Scott (D-VA) sent a letter to U.S. Department of Education (USED) Secretary Betsy DeVos urging her to discontinue the Department’s rulemaking process around Financial Student Aid.
On October 31, the White House held an “Our Pledge to America’s Workers” event featuring remarks by President Donald Trump, Ivanka Trump, and National Economic Council Director Larry Kudlow. The event highlighted the President’s call to action for companies and trade groups across the country to sign a new Pledge to America’s workers – committing to expand programs that educate, train, and reskill American workers from high-school age to near retirement.
On October 29, POLITICOreported USED will be undergoing significant restructuring based on an email sent to the Department staff by USED Secretary DeVos. In her email, the Secretary outlined various changes to the Department including elevating the Office of Non-Public Education to report directly to Secretary DeVos; combining of the Office of Innovation and Improvement with the Office […]