The Higher Ed Agenda as Congress Returns From Spring Break Section 1 Content Aired April 21, 2021Congress comes back to DC next week to a full agenda and an attention span increasingly absorbed by the midterm elections. What’s in store for higher education? Listen to Jon Fansmith and Terry Hartle discuss federal funding, the upcoming Title IX rule—which could break new ground on transgender students—the student loan repayment pause, and possible legislation to aid student mental health. Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:President’s Budget for FY 2023 Seeks to Double Pell Grants, but in a Multi-Year Process ACENew Title IX rules set to assert rights of transgender studentsThe Washington Post (sub. req.) | March 30, 2022Department of Education Announces Actions to Fix Longstanding Failures in the Student Loan Programs Department of Education | April 19, 2022Biden's Student Loan DilemmaThe New York Times (The Daily podcast) | April 18, 2022Letter Urging Congress to Support Student Mental Health (PDF)ACE, AJC, Hillel, Collaborate on Summit to Combat Campus Antisemitism ACE Section 1 Content Left Section 1 Content Right Hosts and Guests Section 2 Content Section 2 Content Left Section 2 Content Right Jonathan Fansmith Assistant Vice President Government Relations Jonathan S. Fansmith represents ACE and its members on all matters related to higher education policy, such as the federal budget and appropriations process, technology and privacy, accessibility and disability, and teacher preparation. His work has a ... Read More Co-host Jonathan Fansmith Assistant Vice President Government Relations Terry Hartle Senior Vice President Government Relations and Public Affairs Terry W. Hartle is one of America’s most effective and experienced advocates for higher education. At ACE, where he has served for more than 25 years, he directs comprehensive efforts to engage federal policymakers on a broad range of issues inc... 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Read More Learning Circle November 2022–April 2023 Preventing Gender-Based Harassment and Violence Learning Circles Podcast October 13, 2022 Nasser Paydar, assistant secretary for postsecondary education at the Department of Education, joins the hosts to talk about what the department is doing to improve access and affordability for college students. Read More Podcast October 13, 2022 Nasser Paydar Talks Mental Health, Student Debt Relief, and Other Priorities for the Education Dept. Podcast September 29, 2022 Jon Fansmith and Terry Hartle are back to give their predictions for what Congress will dive into this fall before they adjourn ahead of midterm elections, including a continuing resolution to fund the government through the end of the year. Read More Podcast September 29, 2022 Higher Ed Policy Predictions for the Fall News September 19, 2022 Despite the increasingly difficult voting processes in a number of states in the wake of the 2020 election, students are voting in numbers like never before. Read More News September 19, 2022 How Colleges Can (and Can’t) Support 2022 Campaign Activities on Campus and Help Students Vote Podcast September 15, 2022 Justin Draeger, president and CEO of the NASFAA, helps break down what the Biden administration's student loan forgiveness plan means for borrowers, institutions, parents, and the higher ed community as a whole. Read More Podcast September 15, 2022 Breaking Down Biden's Student Loan Forgiveness Plan News September 12, 2022 The groups thank the department for its efforts to provide greater flexibility and urge additional clarity and flexibility to help colleges and universities fulfill the promise of the law. Read More News September 12, 2022 ACE, Other Groups Comment on Education Department Title IX Draft Rule News August 31, 2022 The student loan repayment pause has made data measuring the share of borrowers who default on their debts nearly meaningless. Federal policymakers and institutions need new ways to measure how well borrowers are prepared for success in the labor market. Read More News August 31, 2022 Measuring Student Loan Default Today News August 30, 2022 The Biden administration last week released the final version of regulations aiming to strengthen the Obama-era Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. Read More News August 30, 2022 Final DACA Regulations Released by Biden Administration Statement We applaud this action by the Biden administration to preserve and fortify the existing Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. 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Read More News July 18, 2022 ACE Convenes Women Leaders to Speak About Past, Present, and Future of Title IX Podcast July 14, 2022 ACE's Anne Meehan and Peter McDonough talk about what the newly proposed Title IX regulations mean for college campuses and the effort to address and prevent sex-based discrimination. Read More Podcast July 14, 2022 New Proposed Title IX Regulations are Here. Now What?