February 22, 2017
The Chronicle of Higher Education reports on legislation in Iowa that would require the state’s public universities to consider applicants’ political-party affiliations when making faculty hiring decisions. Coverage continues of the Trump...
February 8, 2017
Betsy DeVos, a wealthy Republican advocate and donor to K-12 charter schools and voucher programs, was confirmed by the Senate yesterday as the new secretary of education.
Higher Education Act
February 6, 2017
Letter to leaders of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce in support of H. J. Res. 58, a resolution of disapproval under the Congressional Review Act to block implementation of an October 2016 rule related to teacher preparation...
Six hundred college and university presidents have written to the secretary of Homeland Security, expressing concern about President Trump’s order imposing a 90-day travel ban on seven Muslim countries and freezing refugee admissions.
February 3, 2017
On Feb. 3, the higher education community sent a letter to Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly to express concerns about President Trump’s Jan. 27, 2017 executive order, “Protecting the Nation from Foreign Terrorist Entry into the United...
February 1, 2017
Letter to Rep. Lloyd Dogged (D-TX) in support of the Expand American Educational Opportunity Act of 2017, a bill to enhance access to college by making important reforms to the American Opportunity Tax Credit (AOTC) and Lifetime Learning Credit.
January 31, 2017
ACE and 50 other higher education associations sent this letter to Secretary of Homeland Security John F. Kelly on maintaining the United States as the destination of choice for the world’s best students, faculty and scholars.
ACE and 50 other higher education associations have written to Homeland Security Secretary John F. Kelly to offer assistance with the challenges the department faces in connection with international students, faculty and scholars.
January 18, 2017
While Betsy DeVos, President-elect Donald Trump’s nominee to be the next secretary of education, offered little clarity around her views on higher education, her responses to several questions did hint at what the agency’s higher education agenda...
January 13, 2017
Sens. Lindsey Graham and Dick Durbin have introduced a bill to provide temporary relief from deportation and employment authorization for recipients of Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals status and DACA-eligible individuals.