Higher Education Act
June 14, 2017
Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos has announced the department's intention to establish rulemaking committees on borrower defense to repayment and gainful employment regulations.
Budget and Appropriations
May 23, 2017
President Trump's budget for FY 2018 envisions drastic cuts to federal student aid and research funding of a magnitude not seen in nearly four decades.
May 1, 2017
The budget agreement released today demonstrates strong, bipartisan support for the students and families our colleges and universities serve, and for the advancement of medical and scientific research.
March 6, 2017
In response to the Trump administration’s second travel ban, an effort to clarify the first executive order issued on Jan. 27.
September 21, 2016
Statement by ACE President Molly Corbett Broad on the Council of Regional Accrediting Commissions' new review policy, which will further scrutinize institutions with low graduation rates.
Labor and Employment
August 23, 2016
The National Labor Relations Board has ruled 3-1 that students who work as teaching or research assistants at private colleges and universities are employees and eligible to be unionized.
Law and the Courts
June 23, 2016
The U.S. Supreme Court has voted 4-3 to uphold the University of Texas at Austin's consideration of race and ethnicity in college admissions.
May 17, 2016
Colleges and universities are major employers in many communities around the country, offering stable jobs with good wages and benefits to millions of individuals from many professions and walks of life.
November 5, 2015
There is no question that accreditors are being called upon to watch institutions—especially low-performing schools—more carefully and the Department of Education’s action comes in response to that imperative.
September 30, 2015
Student-athletes are first and foremost students, and transforming them into paid professionals would harm the quality of their overall educational experience.