Read AACC’s brief summary of the “Promoting Real Opportunity and Success and Prosperity through Education Reform Act”.
AACC and its sister trustee organization, Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) sent a joint message to elected officials with regard to the impact of the proposed tax bills on community colleges and their students. Download the AACC/ACCT joint letter to the House on H.R. 1 [PDF]. Download the AACC/ACCT joint letter to Senate Finance […]
AACC sent Congress a letter supporting DACA on behalf of the undersigned community colleges. Download and read the letter (PDF).
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, […]