On April 2, Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) announced the creation of a Select Committee on the Coronavirus Crisis, which will be chaired by House Majority Whip Jim Clyburn (D-SC).
On April 1, U.S. Department of Education (USED) Secretary DeVos published proposed rules in the Federal Register that would govern distance learning for higher education students. The Department previously published a similar notice of proposed rulemaking in 2019; however, the Department notes that the coronavirus emergency “underscores the need for reform for all educational institutions to have a robust capacity to teach remotely.”
On March 31, POLITICO reported that the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) completed its review of the proposed final rule on Title IX and has sent the rule back to USED. The Department is now authorized to publish the rule at any point but has not indicated when it plans to do so.
Coronavirus (as related to education issues):
Note that all information related to the coronavirus (or COVID-19) is up to date as of 1:00 pm on April 3, 2020. Given the fast-moving nature […]