Tag Archives: Workforce Investment Act

Workforce Investment Act Programs Reauthorized for First Time Since 1998

Legislative Activity House’s Legislative Agenda Today, the House will consider and likely pass the following pieces of legislation: The STEM Education Act (H.R. 5031). The bill would include “computer science” in the definition of “STEM education,” require the National Science Foundation (NSF) to offer competitive grants to support research and development of informal STEM learning, … Continue Reading

Financial Aid Reform & DOE Issues Proposed Changes to the Clery Act

Legislative Activity Higher Education Act Draft Legislation Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA) will release a package of Higher Education Act (HEA) proposals this week. The package will likely include legislation that allows the student-unit record system to track students’ performance once they enter the workforce after graduation, as well … Continue Reading

Markey-Hatch Student Data Privacy Bill

Legislative Activity Markey-Hatch Student Data Privacy Bill Sens. Edward Markey (D-MA) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) circulated a draft bill last week to amend and modernize the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). The bill is intended to increase protection for student information, especially data held by third parties, but has yet to … Continue Reading

White House Proposed Program-By-Program Review of Federal Job Training System

Legislative Activity Senate HELP Committee Legislative Priorities Last week, Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee Chairman Tom Harkin (D-IA) outlined the Committee’s legislative agenda for the coming year, which will be his final year in the Senate as he plans to retire at the end of 2014. Included on his list of priorities … Continue Reading

DOE Prepares Rules for Gainful Employment Programs Under Title IV

Legislative Activity Gainful Employment Nominations for individuals to serve on the Department of Education’s negotiated rulemaking committee to prepare proposed rules for gainful employment programs under Title IV are due July 12. The department may establish additional negotiated rulemaking committees to consider action on issues, including: (1) Cash management of funds provided under Title IV … Continue Reading