Tag Archives: Regulatory Reform

Concrete Results: The Reg Reform Effort at U.S. Department of Education

Late last week the Department of Education (“ED”) announced the release of the second report of its Regulatory Reform Task Force.  The report recommends ED withdraw nearly 600 antiquated guidance documents–a big step forward in cleaning-up its regulatory and guidance portfolio. Under Executive Order 13777, the Task Force continues to review ED’s regulations and sub-regulatory guidance as … Continue Reading

Comments Due by July 25, 2011 on Education’s Plan to Review Regulations

Today (July 6, 2011), the U.S. Department of Education published a Notice.pdf of its “Preliminary Plan” for a comprehensive review of elementary, secondary, and higher education regulations in the Federal Register.  As noted in my post of July 1, institutions of higher education, school districts, schools, and others in the education sector will want to take … Continue Reading

Education’s “Preliminary Plan” for Review of Regulations: Watch Closely

As part of a government-wide initiative, the U.S. Department of Education recently published a 13-page Preliminary Plan.pdf for reviewing existing K-12 and higher education regulations, guidance documents, information collections, and priorities, requirements, definitions, and selection criteria governing discretionary grant programs.  Technically called the “Preliminary Plan for Retrospective Analysis of Existing Rules,” the Plan’s intent is “to … Continue Reading