Will it be treats or tricks from Washington this year? In this free webinar, the AACC government relations team will provide you with an up-to-date briefing on the latest federal policy issues. Topics will include DACA and immigration, federal funding, tax reform, regulatory proceedings, Title IX, the Higher Education Act and Perkins CTE Act reauthorizations, […]
AACC hosted a congressional briefing on partnerships between community colleges and companies designed to align students and jobs. Read the report. [PDF]
AACC supports DACA participants. Join us by signing on to the letter below. Click here to participate. Dear United States Congress: We write as the institutional leaders of America’s community colleges – large and small; urban, suburban and rural; and with widely varying student populations and programs. But each and every community college is dedicated […]
The Senate Appropriations Committee has approved a bipartisan FY 2018 Labor, HHS and Education (LHHS) appropriations bill that contains some good news for community colleges and their students, as described below. The committee was not able to employ the same budget-enhancing tactics as last year and provides $800 million less overall for discretionary programs. Nevertheless, […]
In a deeply disturbing development, U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions announced today the Trump administration is rescinding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. AACC is disappointed with this decision. DACA temporarily shields undocumented individuals who came to the country before age 16 and meet other requirements from deportation. About 800,000 people have received […]
AACC joins ACE and other education leaders in a letter to President Trump urging support of DACA and Dreamer students. Download the letter as a PDF.
Congress is home for its annual August recess, and now is a great time to visit with your representatives and advocate for community college legislative priorities. AACC has prepared this document for your use in these efforts, focusing on three very active issues: federal funding in general and for the Pell Grant program in particular, […]
AACC and ACCT sent a joint letter to the House Appropriations Committee and Labor-HHS-Education Appropriations Subcommittee chairs and ranking members requesting their continued funding support for key community college federal programs prior to the full committee markup on July 19. Download the letter as a PDF.
Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Lindsey Graham (R-SC) today introduced the Dream Act of 2017, which would provide a path to legal status and eventually citizenship for people that came to this country when they were children. AACC remains strongly supportive of this important legislation. This latest incarnation of the Dream Act would confer conditional […]
The House Appropriations Committee on Wednesday passed along party lines a broad-ranging fiscal year 2018 funding bill that mirrors what its education and labor panel passed last week. The big cuts for programs affecting community colleges would include slashing $3.3 billion from the Pell Grant surplus, $86 million from job training programs and $95 million […]