• The U.S. Department of Labor, under the Trump administration, plans to appeal a ruling that struck down a contentious Obama-era regulation that would have extended overtime pay to an estimated 4 million people, The Hill reported. The age...

    ...read more
  • The U.S. Education Department on Friday announced the withdrawal of nearly 600 policy guidance documents, including 72 in special education previously announced and others in offices dealing with K-12 and higher education, The Washington...

    ...read more
  • The U.S. Education Department is considering plans to only offer partial federal loan forgiveness for students defrauded by for-profit colleges, according to agency officials, reported The Associated Press. The move would be a departure ...

    ...read more
  • Lawmakers Quietly Inch Toward Dreamer Deal

    Posted on October 25 2017

    Key Senate Republicans are getting closer to an agreement on legislation to protect the hundreds of thousands of Dreamers who will lose work permits and deportation protections starting early next year, according to Politico. Preliminary...

    ...read more
  • The federal Perkins Loan program expired last month after key Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN) blocked legislation to extend it. The lapse leaves approximately 1,500 colleges and universities and 500,000 students without access to an impor...

    ...read more
  • The U.S. Education Department on Friday announced a new delay of the Obama administration's borrower defense rule, which aims to make it simpler for defrauded students to have their student loan debt wiped clean. The move would effec...

    ...read more
  • The Federal Trade Commission announced a proposed settlement with a Victory Media website whose "military-friendly" rankings of colleges and universities allegedly promoted institutions that paid to be included, reports In...

    ...read more
  • A memorandum that reportedly represents a "wish list" of initiatives the White House plans to include in its 2019 budget includes requiring colleges to share the risk in student lending and letting Pell Grant recipients us...

    ...read more
  • House Democrats unveiled legislation last week that would codify parts of the recently-rescinded Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault, reported The Hill. The proposed Title IX Protection Act—introduced by Rep. Jackie Speier...

    ...read more
  • President Trump will extend the March 5 deadline to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program if Congress fails to act before that time, according to Senator James Lankford (R-OK), The Washington Post reported. Sen. ...

    ...read more