Tag Archives: United States Department of Education

DOE & DOL: $25M Grant Competition for Online Skills Academy

Regulatory Activity Online Skills Academy Last week, the Department of Education announced its collaboration with the Department of Labor to develop a $25 million grant competition for an Online Skills Academy.  This platform would enable high-quality, free or low-cost pathways to degrees, certificates, or other employer-recognized credentials.  In coordination with this effort, the Department will … Continue Reading

Legislation to Help Homeless Students; Obama Administration Announces Major Competitive Educational Grant

Legislative Activity Legislation to Help Homeless Students Senators Patty Murray (D-WA), Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), and Mary Landrieu (D-LA) plan to introduce legislation that will assist homeless students that are looking for financial aid to attend college. In the bill, colleges would be required to develop a plan to assist homeless and foster youth during academic … Continue Reading

90/10 Rule, Early Childhood Education & Proposed College Ratings System

Legislative Activity 90/10 Rule Legislation Last week, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA) and Senate Majority Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) introduced the Protecting Our Students and Taxpayers (POST) Act of 2013 (S. 1659) to amend the current 90/10 rule that requires for-profit colleges to receive no more than 90 percent … Continue Reading

Higher Education: Reform and Opportunity Act, Tax Credits; College Affordability

Legislative Activity Alternative Accreditation Proposal In a speech at the Heritage Foundation on October 29, Sen. Mike Lee (R-UT) unveiled his plans to introduce the Higher Education Reform and Opportunity Act next week. The proposed legislation would provide a new option for states to create alternative accreditation systems while also keeping the existing system of … Continue Reading

President’s Plan on College Affordability & DOE Released its Draft Strategic Plan for Fiscal Years 2014-2018

Legislative Activity Charter Schools House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-VA) announced last week that he would visit a charter school in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania today to deliver a policy speech about expanding school choice. Majority Leader Cantor’s amendment on school choice was adopted as part of the House’s bill to reauthorize the Elementary and Secondary Education … Continue Reading