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ACE and 14 higher education associations release a statement of principles for lawmakers to consider as they craft legislation to address the looming interest rate increase for subsidized student loans.
ACE and 12 other higher education groups sent a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee today on the recently introduced comprehensive immigration bill, calling the measure an “important step.”
May 17, 2013
In today’s headlines, Inside Higher Ed reports that three top-tier universities have backed away from a partnership with their peers and the company 2U to create a pool of for-credit online courses. In other news, The Chronicle of Higher Education is among the publications covering a report by ACE finding that the pool of college graduates who earned degrees in the 2007-8 academic year was considerably less diverse than the overall student body. See these and more stories below.
May 13, 2013
In a new monograph written for ACE, Donald E. Heller argues there is scant evidence of a relationship between changes in federal student aid and tuition increases.
Law and the Courts
In preparation for the Supreme Court's upcoming decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, the College Board's Access and Diversity Collaborative has released the guide, "Preparing for the Fisher Decision: Are You Ready?
May 8, 2013
The National Association of College and University Attorneys, in cooperation with ACE, is hosting a webinar May 31 on the Clery Act amendments in the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) and what they mean for Clery Act and Title IX compliance.
April 29, 2013
ACE has submitted an amicus brief to the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 11th Circuit in a case that examines whether it is “fair use” for professors to reserve small excerpts of academic works online for review by their students.
April 24, 2013
Steven Bloom, director of federal relations at ACE, testified at an April 23 hearing of the IRS and the Treasury Department about regulations which would affect coverage for adjunct faculty and student campus employees under the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Federal Financial Aid
April 17, 2013
ACE Senior Vice President Terry Hartle spoke before the House Subcommittee on Higher Education and Workforce Training April 16 at the hearing “Keeping College Within Reach: The Role of Federal Student Aid Programs.”
On behalf of a number of higher education associations, ACE President Molly Corbett Broad this week submitted comments to a pair of House Ways and Means Committee Tax Reform Working Groups, one on education and family benefits and the other on charitable/exempt organizations.
Budget and Appropriations
April 15, 2013
As the major coordinating body for all the nation's higher education institutions, the American Council on Education welcomes many of the proposals included in the president’s Fiscal Year 2014 Budget Request. In particular, by restoring the arbitrary and destructive cuts imposed by sequestration, the president has demonstrated that he recognizes that education and research are the building blocks of a stronger economy.
The Army, Air Force and Marines have reopened their Tuition Assistance (TA) programs to service members following a congressional mandate in last month’s FY 2013 continuing resolution.
Past ACE Advocacy Activity
The Division of Government & Public Affairs coordinates and publicizes the efforts of the higher education community in representing its concerns to the federal government. Staff members prepare testimony for congressional hearings, comment on proposed federal legislation and regulations, and file amicus curiae briefs on court cases with important implications for higher education, among other activities. For federal government policy makers, the division acts as the central source of information and counsel on higher education issues. Division staff members also communicate information on relevant educational concerns and ACE policy positions to the media, college and university officials, and the general public.