Education Politics and Policy
President Trump Proposes Transformative, Student-First Budget to Return Power to States, Limit Federal Control of Education
This transformative, student-first budget prioritizes improving student achievement, reducing the outsized Federal role in education, and returning control over education decisions to whom it belongs—State and local leaders, teachers, parents, and students.
Trump: Here’s My New Plan For Your Student Loans – Forbes
The White House released the president’s fiscal 2021 budget. The budget requests $66.6 billion for the U.S. Department of Education, which represents a $5.6 billion, or 7.8%, decrease from the current year.
Trump 2021 Budget Proposes Borrowing Limits, FSA Oversight, Significant Cuts to Student Aid – NASFAA
In his fiscal year (FY) 2021 budget proposal, which would impact award year 2021-22, President Donald Trump offered a slew of new policy proposals aimed at setting loan limits for students and parents and restructuring the Office of Federal Student Aid (FSA), alongside significant cuts to federal student aid programs — part of an overall $5.6 billion cut to the Department of Education (ED).
Additional Coverage on Trumps Budget
Another Trump Budget, Likely DOA – Inside Higher Ed; Trump’s budget focuses on cuts to ed, with one big add – Community College Daily; Trump education plan slashes student loan program in contrast to Democrats – The Washington Post; Trump looks to kill student loan forgiveness program – CNBC.
Legal and Regulatory Issues
New Campus Sexual Misconduct Rules Will Tackle Dating Violence – New York Times
Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’s pending rules on sexual misconduct at the nation’s schools and colleges will include provisions to shore up protections for victims of stalking and dating violence, a response to lethal attacks that have underscored the weakness of current policies
Another Portland Institution Closes – Inside Higher Ed
Concordia University in Portland, Ore., announced it will be closing at the end of the spring semester. While the university had grown its graduate enrollment, it cited the changing nature of higher education as a reason for its closure.
Deal with online giant threatens Pennsylvania colleges, Moody’s warns – The Hechinger Report
As part of the agreement, Pennsylvania community college students, who are enrolled in two-year associate or shorter programs, can automatically transfer up to three academic years’ worth of classes (90 credits) to Southern New Hampshire University and pursue bachelor’s degrees.
Herzing University Announces New Birmingham Campus President
Herzing University has announced the appointment of Sarah Higgins as president of its Birmingham campus, where the university is locally known for its nursing, healthcare and paramedic/EMT programs.
Porter and Chester provides job training as Electric Boat employment expands – NEWS8
Porter and Chester has been in New London for about 16 months and it continues to grow just as Electric Boat continues to grow. EB just recently announced that it will be adding 18,000 jobs over the next ten years.
A vision for one workforce – Community College Daily
The Trump administration wants not only to see federal agencies work together to streamline their various job training programs but also to better coordinate and collaborate on services designed to help individuals overcome barriers, such as housing, hunger, childcare and mental health.