Tag Archives: FERPA

House Members introduce Bipartisan Education Measures; ED Seeks Feedback on Recognizing Innovative Programs

Legislative Activity Higher Education Act Reauthorization Last Thursday, several Members of Congress joined together in a bipartisan manner to introduce legislation that aims to improve the country’s higher education system by simplifying the financial aid process, improving consumer information, providing financial aid counseling, and creating a more flexible Pell Grant program. The House Education and … Continue Reading

Senate HELP Committee to Mark Up ESEA Legislation

Legislative Activity Senate HELP Committee Will Mark Up ESEA Legislation on Tuesday Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman Lamar Alexander (R-TN) and Ranking Member Patty Murray (D-WA) released a bipartisan compromise ESEA reauthorization bill last Wednesday. The Every Child Achieves Act of 2015 is scheduled for markup on Tuesday. The Committee leaders … Continue Reading

Action on Student Loan Debt & First Progress Report on My Brother’s Keeper Released

Legislative Activity Senate Action on Student Loan Debt Senate Democratic leaders will continue to press for a floor vote this week on legislation introduced by Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) to refinance rates on high-interest and private student loans, after holding three events last week on the topic. Democrats are united on the measure, which they … Continue Reading