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Senate Democrats Push for Details on Higher Ed Task Force

Posted on February 24 2017by Michelle Mott

A group of Senate Democrats sent a letter on Thursday to U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos requesting information about a new task force on higher education regulations, according to The Washing...

DHS Outlines New Rules on Immigration Enforcement

Posted on February 23 2017by Michelle Mott

President Trump on Tuesday directed the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to enforce the nation's immigration laws more aggressively, expanding the pool of undocumented immigrants targ...

Trump Administration Rolls Back Protections for Transgender Students

Posted on February 23 2017by Michelle Mott

The Trump administration this week rescinded Obama-era guidance to protect transgender students, reported The Washington Post. U.S. Education and Justice Department officials notified the Supreme ...

Texas Bill Compels Campus Police to Act on Immigration Matters

Posted on February 22 2017by Michelle Mott

The Texas Senate approved a bill earlier this month that would compel state government officials, local government leaders, and campus law enforcement officers to cooperate in the enforcement of fe...

College Board Tightens SAT Security

Posted on February 22 2017by Michelle Mott

The College Board, owner of the SAT college entrance exam, on Wednesday announced plans to strengthen security following reports of cheating and test stealing in recent years, the Associated Press ...

Education Dept. Recommends Renewal of Controversial Accreditor

Posted on February 22 2017by Heather Zimar

Late last week, the U.S. Department of Education recommended a renewal of recognition for the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges (ACCJC), reports Inside Higher Ed. The A...

Financial Insecurity Affects Completion Rates, Study Finds

Posted on February 22 2017by Heather Zimar

A new report by the Center for Community College Student Engagement (CCCSE) found that nearly half of community college students reported that a lack of finances could cause them to withdraw from t...

Legislators in Five States Address Guns on Campus

Posted on February 16 2017by Heather Zimar and Michelle Mott

Five states are currently considering legislation to address guns on campus. The Maryland House of Delegates passed a bill last week to ban guns and other deadly weapons on all publ...

Court Blocks Travel Ban, Trump Considers 'Brand-New' Immigration Order

Posted on February 15 2017by Michelle Mott

President Trump on Friday vowed to sign a "brand-new order" to temporarily bar refugees and citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries from entering the country as his original order rem...

Education Dept. Sued Over Gainful Employment Rule

Posted on February 15 2017by Michelle Mott

Late last week, a trade association representing cosmetology schools sued the U.S. Department of Education over its gainful employment rule, Inside Higher Ed reported. The American Association of ...

Trump Administration Signals Shift on Transgender Policy

Posted on February 15 2017by Michelle Mott

The Trump administration on Friday signaled a change in course on the Obama administration's efforts to expand transgender rights, The Washington Post reported. The U.S. Department of Justice f...

DACA Holder Detained, Arrested

Posted on February 15 2017by Heather Zimar

U.S. immigration authorities detained Daniel Ramirez Medina, a 23-year-old Mexican man who was brought to the United States as a child and granted a work permit in 2014 under the Deferred Action fo...

Federal Judge Blocks Travel Ban, Justice Dept. Appeals

Posted on February 8 2017by Michelle Mott

A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit heard oral arguments on Tuesday regarding the Trump administration's targeted travel ban and the limits of executive autho...

DeVos Confirmed as Education Secretary

Posted on February 8 2017by Michelle Mott

After a contentious, months-long confirmation process, the U.S. Senate on Tuesday approved Donald Trump's nomination of Michigan billionaire Betsy DeVos as education secretary, The New York Tim...

House Panel Hosts Hearing on Challenges and Opportunities in Higher Ed

Posted on February 8 2017by Michelle Mott

The U.S. House of Representative's Education and the Workforce Committee on Tuesday held its first hearing on higher education in the 115th Congress as lawmakers look toward reauthorization of ...

Higher Ed Groups Unite to Oppose Travel Ban

Posted on February 2 2017by Michelle Mott

AACRAO joined a broad coalition of higher education groups to urge the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to ensure that the United States remains an ambition for the brightest students and scho...

Rocky Path to Confirmation for DeVos

Posted on February 2 2017by Michelle Mott

U.S. Education Secretary nominee Betsy DeVos's path to confirmation hit a potential snag this week. The Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee on Tuesday advanced the nom...

Institutions to Appeal Gainful Employment Ratings

Posted on February 1 2017by Heather Zimar

More than 200 institutions provided the U.S. Department of Education with notice that they will appeal gainful employment ratings that found their programs to be failing or close to failing, report...

New York Attorney General Settles Lawsuit with DeVry

Posted on February 1 2017by Heather Zimar

New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman's office announced it has settled a lawsuit with DeVry Education Group. New York sued the for-profit after an investigation found that the instituti...

Tennessee to Expand Free Tuition to All Adults

Posted on February 1 2017by Heather Zimar

All adult residents in Tennessee will be able to attend the state's community colleges tuition- and fee-free, announced Governor Bill Haslam this week. As reported in Inside Higher Ed, the...