July 14, 2017 | Issue # 092
As you know, the House Labor, HHS and Education appropriations subcommittee released its FY 2018 appropriations bill yesterday. Information is in the “Must Know” section. While specific funding details aren’t available yet, know that AACC will continue to monitor this and all other developments on Capitol Hill that affect our institutions, and we’ll keep you informed.
The congressional Joint Economic Committee held a hearing this week to discuss the disconnect between available jobs and skilled workers, and possible solutions. Read about it in CC Daily.
A Massachusetts college matches STEM students with industry partners for learning beyond the classroom. Learn more at the AACC 21st Century Center.
The House Labor, HHS and Education appropriations subcommittee released its FY 2018 appropriations bill. The bill level-funds current Pell Grant appropriations and maintains the maximum grant of $5,920. However, the subcommittee would rescind $3.3 billion from the Pell Grant surplus, which totals $8.5 billion for FY 18. The bill also level-funds Perkins CTE and Adult Education programs. Get more information at AACC’s website.
Joint AACC-ACCT Comments on GE Negotiated Rulemaking
On July 12, AACC and ACCT submitted joint comments on the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) proposed negotiated rulemaking process on gainful employment and borrower defense repayment regulations. Following a review of the comments, ED will announce the specific topics to be addressed by the negotiated rulemaking committees as well as a request for nominations for individual negotiators for the committees. This document will be posted on the department’s website.
AACC will be in Dallas, Texas, for the 2018 annual convention. We hope you’ll join us April 28–May 1. More details will be coming soon.
On July 12, I participated in an interview on Guided Pathways at the Charles A. Dana Center at the University of Texas at Austin.
I will be attending the annual Presidents Academy Summer Institute in New York, from July 22 to 25.
See more Where’s Walter.