• President Trump on Friday signed an executive order on the continuance of certain federal advisory committees. The order includes a two-year extension for three commissions focus on education: the President's Advisory Commission on A...

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  • Trump Issues Revamped Travel Ban

    Posted on September 28 2017

    President Trump on Sunday issued revamped restrictions on travelers from eight countries, reports The Chronicle of Higher Education. The announcement comes just a few weeks before his controversial travel ban was slated for a Supreme Co...

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  • New Federal Guidance on Title IX Compliance

    Posted on September 28 2017

    U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has granted colleges new discretion in how they comply with requirements under federal Title IX law to handle sexual misconduct on campus, reports Inside Higher Ed. At the same time, DeVos rescinded ...

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  • Federal Audit Threatens WGU's Aid Eligibility

    Posted on September 28 2017

    The U.S. Education Department's inspector general has released the results of an audit of Western Governors University, which calls on the competency-based university to pay back at least $713 million in federal financial aid, report...

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  • Student Loan Default Rates Rise

    Posted on September 28 2017

    Federal student loan default rates increased for the first time since 2013, according to new data from the U.S. Education Department. The overall three-year cohort default rate ticked up fractionally from 11.3 percent to 11.5 percent fo...

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  • Republican Senators Thom Tillis (R-NC), James Lankford (R-OK), and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) on Monday introduced legislation that aims to create a pathway to legalization for undocumented children and young undocumented adults who were brought...

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  • On Friday, the Trump administration released new guidance for institutions recovering from federally declared disasters. The 26-page document outlines recommendations for ensuring continuity of services, flexibility on reporting deadline...

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  • New Data on Student Loan Borrowers

    Posted on September 27 2017

    The U.S. Education Department on Thursday released seven new reports on student aid recipients, NPR reported. According to the data—which includes information on the geographic locations, ages, and debt loads of federal student loa...

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  • Last Thursday, members of the AACRAO Board of Directors met with Members of Congress and congressional staff from their home state who sit on the House and Senate Education Committees to discuss items AACRAO would like addressed in the u...

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  • The presidents of historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) made their second visit to the White House amid simmering agitation with the Trump administration, reported NPR. The annual gathering was reduced to a two-day summit,...

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