The current Congress, which began with great uncertainty following the surprise election of Donald Trump, is winding down. In January, a new Congress will be seated and it will look quite different from the last one, especially in the House. In addition, presidential politics will no doubt add to the challenges of enacting meaningful legislation. […]
The 116th Congress will debate a variety of issues of interest to community colleges and their students. However, enacting legislation may prove difficult in a partisan climate. There is promise for movement in some key areas, including infrastructure. At a minimum, annual appropriations must be provided with much at stake for community colleges and their […]
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security recently issued proposed regulations that could significantly impact low-income immigrants who want to become legal, permanent U.S. residents. Comments on these proposed regulations are due December 10. The regulations would expand the “public charge” test that is applied to individuals seeking admission to the United States. They also would […]
On November 19, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released its long-awaited proposed rules governing sexual harassment under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) is scheduled to be published in the Federal Register on November 29, 2018. Once published, the public has 60 days to comment. AACC will […]
The U.S. Department of Education released its long-awaited proposed regulations governing how institutions must treat allegations of sexual harassment to be in compliance with Title IX. In this episode, we talk about what colleges need to know.
The findings of a national survey of community colleges show a spike in Pell Grant recipients as a result of the reinstated year-round Pell Grant. Half of all responding institutions reported increases of 15% or more in Pell Grant recipients for summer 2018 over the previous summer. Another 10% saw increases in Pell Grant recipients […]
In this free webinar, the AACC government relations team presented an up-to-date briefing on the federal policy issues that affect your colleges and students. Learn what you need to know about federal funding, Department of Education regulations, DACA, the Perkins CTE Act reauthorization, and more. AACC Federal Policy Update Webinar Wednesday, October 3, 3:00 PM […]
AACC comments to the U.S. Department of Education on upcoming negotiated rulemaking sessions on accreditation and other topics. Download the comments (PDF).
On September 13, AACC and ACCT filed formal comments on the Department of Education’s Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) to rescind gainful employment regulations. Download the formal comments (PDF).
Congress has cleared for President Trump’s signature a six-year reauthorization of the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, the Strengthening CTE for the 21st Century Act (H.R. 2353). Legislation that emerged from the Senate HELP Committee in early July was approved with amendments by the full Senate on July 23rd, and the House […]