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Comments and Memo to the Education Department on the Enforcement of Section 117
12/14/2020Comments and legal memorandum to the Department of Education in response to the notification of interpretation and request for comments on the department's enforcement authority for failure to adequately report under Section 117.
Topic(s):
Regulation
Type:
Letters and Comments
Letter to FEMA on Health and Safety Reimbursement
12/10/2020ACE and 14 other higher education associations sent this letter to the Federal Emergency Management Agency asking for new guidance clarifying that colleges and universities can use public assistance funding to support critical public health and safety work.
Topic(s):
Crisis Management; Regulation
Type:
Letters and Comments
Executive Action Priorities for Higher Education Under the Biden Administration
11/19/2020Letter to the Biden-Harris transition team on the Trump administration's executive actions of concern to students, educators, and institutions that could be reversed by the Biden administration.
Topic(s):
Title IX; Regulation; Immigration and International Students; Campus Issues; Dreamers
Type:
Letters and Comments
Rescission of 2016 Clery Handbook: What Does It Mean for Colleges and Universities?
10/28/2020The Department of Education is rescinding the 2016 Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting and publishing a new Clery-related Appendix in the FSA Handbook. This Issue Brief explains the changes and answers key questions.
Topic(s):
Clery Act; Campus Safety; Regulation
Type:
Issue Brief
Request to Withdraw Trump Administration's Executive Order Restricting Diversity Training
10/8/2020Letter to President Trump from ACE and 54 other associations requesting the administration to withdraw the recent executive order titled “Combating Race and Sex Stereotyping,” which has caused enormous confusion on campuses and beyond.
Topic(s):
Regulation; Labor and Employment
Type:
Letters and Comments
Summary of Proposed Rule on International Student "Duration of Status"
10/1/2020Summary and talking points on the Department of Homeland Security’s proposed rule on duration of status, which would create a fixed amount of time of authorized stay for students on F and J visas and members of the international media on I visas.
Topic(s):
Immigration and International Students; Regulation
Type:
Issue Brief
Letter to the House in Support of Flexibility for Veterans Education Benefits During the Pandemic
9/23/2020Letter to the House Committee on Veteran Affairs in support of extending a law to help ensure that veteran education benefits are not disrupted because of COVID-19. The new end date is December 2021.
Topic(s):
Veterans; Veterans Education; Legislation
Type:
Letters and Comments
Letter to the Senate in Support of Flexibility for Veterans Education Benefits During the Pandemic
9/23/2020Letter to the Senate Committee on Veteran Affairs in support of extending a law to help ensure that veteran education benefits are not disrupted because of COVID-19. The new end date is December 2021.
Topic(s):
Veterans; Veterans Education; Legislation
Type:
Letters and Comments
Letter on Confucius Institute Provisions in the NDAA
9/18/2020Letter to House and Senate Armed Services committees requesting that conferees working on the FY 2021 National Defense Authorization Act reject language that would require the Education Department to review memoranda of understanding that establish campus Confucius Institutes.
Topic(s):
Campus Issues; Regional and Global Partnerships; Legislation
Type:
Letters and Comments
Letter to Homeland Security and Consular Affairs on Visa Guidance
8/12/2020Letter to Homeland Security and the Bureau of Consular Affairs asking for assurance that international students can safely travel to begin the academic term this fall.
Topic(s):
Immigration and International Students; Regulation; Crisis Management
Type:
Letters and Comments
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