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Streamlining and Simplifying Federal Student Aid

Earlier today (March 21), the Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Development of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce hosted a hearing focused upon streamlining and simplifying federal student aid.  The subcommittee heard from a Vice Provost, a financial aid administrator, an education policy expert, and a representative of a think tank.  More … Continue Reading

Key Education-Related Hearings In Federal Court the Week of January 30, 2017

The hearing on a preliminary injunction sought by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (“ACICS”) in ACICS v. U.S. Department of Education et al., Civil Action No. 1:16-cv-02448 (termination of recognition of accreditor for purposes of Title IV student aid) is set for Wednesday, February 1, 2017 at 9:30 AM at the E. … Continue Reading

Education Hearings the Week of January 30, 2017 in Congress

A vote on the nomination of Betsy DeVos to serve as Secretary of Education of the U.S. Department of Education is set for executive session of the Senate Committee on Health Education Labor and Pensions on Tuesday, January 31, 2017 at 10:00 AM, Room 430 Dirksen Senate Office Building. The Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, … Continue Reading

Oversight Hearing on Proposed ESSA Title I Regulations

On Thursday, July 14, 2016 at 10:00 AM, the Senate Health Education Labor and Pensions Committee will hear from education stakeholders about what they think about the proposed Title I regulations to Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act, as amended by the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), published earlier today (July 11) … Continue Reading

Accreditation on the Agenda for June 17, 2015 Senate Hearing

Accreditation is the subject of the next higher education reauthorization hearing scheduled for Wednesday, June 17, 2015 at 10:00 AM before the Senate Committee on Health Education Labor and Pensions.   Earlier in the year, the committee released a white paper titled “Higher Education Accreditation: Concepts and Proposals.”   The paper serves as a means to … Continue Reading

Senate HELP Committee to Explore Institutional Risk-Sharing

On Wednesday, May 20, 2015 at 10:00 AM, the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee will host a hearing on risk-sharing by institutions of higher education as part of the committee’s ongoing work on the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act.  Back in March the HELP Committee released a staff white paper on “Risk-Sharing/Skin-in-the-Game:  Concepts … Continue Reading

Ed and Workforce Committee Sets Higher Education Hearing

The House Education and Workforce Committee’s Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training has scheduled a hearing on “Strengthening America’s Higher Education System” for Tuesday, March 17, 2015 at 10:00 AM in 2175 Rayburn House Office Building. Headlining the witness list is the Honorable Mitch Daniels, Jr. President of Purdue University.  Other witnesses include Dr. … Continue Reading

Ed and Workforce Hearing to Focus on Strengthening Student Loan Programs

On Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 10:00 a.m. the House Committee on Education and the Workforce will hold a hearing on ways to strengthen federal student loan programs authorized under Title IV of the Higher Education Act. Witnesses include Dr. Deborah Lucas of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Jason Delisle of the Federal Education Budget … Continue Reading

School Safety: To Be Center Stage at Ed and Workforce Hearing

Updates on my earlier post (February 20) on school safety:  The House Education and Workforce Committee hearing set for Wednesday, February 27, 2013 will focus on school safety in the aftermath of the tragedy in Newtown, Connecticut.   Witnesses will include Bill Bond–School Safety Specialist with the National Association of Secondary School Principals (KY), Mo … Continue Reading

Workforce, School Safety, and Teacher Performance Hearings on Tap For Week of February 25

Though witness lists have not yet been released, the U. S. House Education and Workforce Committee has scheduled hearings on reforming the workforce investment system, school safety, and measuring teacher performance–all set for the week of February 25, 2013. The Subcommittee on Higher Education and the Workforce will focus on “Putting America Back to Work: … Continue Reading

Ed and Workforce Subcommittee To Focus on Growing Use of Digital Technology in the Classroom

The Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary, and Secondary Education of the House Education and Workforce Committee will focus on the growing use of digital technology in K-12 education in a hearing (“Raising the Bar:  How Education Innovation Can Improve Student Achievement”) set for 10:00 a.m. on February 14, 2013 in Room 2261 of the Rayburn … Continue Reading
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