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The New York Times

Bill Would Protect Licenses of Those Who Default on Student Loans

Bill Would Protect Licenses of Those Who Default on Student Loans

June 14, 2018

Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) planned to introduce a bill on Thursday that would prevent states from suspending residents’ driver’s and professional licenses over unpaid federal student loans. Critics have called the practice a self-defeating approach that denies borrowers the means to pay their debts.
Senators Marco Rubio (R-FL) and Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) planned to introduce a bill on Thursday that would prevent states from suspending residents’ driver’s and professional licenses over unpaid federal student loans. Critics have called the practice a self-defeating approach that denies borrowers the means to pay their debts.

June 14, 2018

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ESPN.com

NCAA Reform Eases Rules on Athlete Transfers

NCAA Reform Eases Rules on Athlete Transfers

June 14, 2018

The Division I Council officially approved a new rule on Wednesday that will eliminate the permission-to-contact process when a student-athlete transfers programs. Previously, college coaches were able to block the transferring athlete from certain schools, and the athlete was required to obtain permission for schools to contact him.  
The Division I Council officially approved a new rule on Wednesday that will eliminate the permission-to-contact process when a student-athlete transfers programs. Previously, college coaches were able to block the transferring athlete from certain schools, and the athlete was required to obtain permission for schools to contact him.  

June 14, 2018

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Politico

Will Perkins Finally Get An Update?

Will Perkins Finally Get An Update?

June 14, 2018

There's new momentum in Washington for overhauling the federal law that governs career and technical education. Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) on Wednesday said the Senate education committee will mark up a bill next week reauthorizing the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, under which the federal government spends about $1 billion each year on CTE programs. The law hasn't seen an update since 2006.
There's new momentum in Washington for overhauling the federal law that governs career and technical education. Republican Sen. Lamar Alexander (R-TN) on Wednesday said the Senate education committee will mark up a bill next week reauthorizing the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act, under which the federal government spends about $1 billion each year on CTE programs. The law hasn't seen an update since 2006.

June 14, 2018

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The Washington Post

Congress Needs to Lift Restrictions on Collecting College Student Data – Opinion

Congress Needs to Lift Restrictions on Collecting College Student D...

June 14, 2018

Alison Griffin, higher education policy advisor to the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce and a senior vice president with Whiteboard Advisors, and James Kvaal, former deputy domestic policy adviser to President Obama and president of The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS), write: In the past month, nearly 3 million students graduating from college this year walked across the stage to collect a diploma and a handshake. But millions more students lacked some of the data that might help guide them through one of the most important investment of their lives.  In large part, students don’t have information on things like graduation rates or graduate earnings because federal law imposes severe restrictions on the U.S. Department of Education’s ability to collect student-level information. 
Alison Griffin, higher education policy advisor to the U.S. House Committee on Education and the Workforce and a senior vice president with Whiteboard Advisors, and James Kvaal, former deputy domestic policy adviser to President Obama and president of The Institute for College Access & Success (TICAS), write: In the past month, nearly 3 million students graduating from college this year walked across the stage to collect a diploma and a handshake. But millions more students lacked some of the data that might help guide them through one of the most important investment of their lives.  In large part, students don’t have information on things like graduation rates or graduate earnings because federal law imposes severe restrictions on the U.S. Department of Education’s ability to collect student-level information. 

June 14, 2018

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The Wall Street Journal

Financial Games Colleges Play - Opinion

Financial Games Colleges Play - Opinion

June 14, 2018

Kevin Carey, director of the education policy program at New America, writes:  Every spring, colleges send two sets of letters to millions of prospective students. First the good news: an acceptance letter. Then, a few weeks later, a “financial-aid award letter,” theoretically explaining how much college will cost.  Parents and students are supposed to use this second letter to make one of the biggest financial decisions of their lives. But the task is often nearly impossible, as shown by an analysis from my colleagues at the think tank New America, working with uAspire, a nonprofit that provides financial-aid counseling.
Kevin Carey, director of the education policy program at New America, writes:  Every spring, colleges send two sets of letters to millions of prospective students. First the good news: an acceptance letter. Then, a few weeks later, a “financial-aid award letter,” theoretically explaining how much college will cost.  Parents and students are supposed to use this second letter to make one of the biggest financial decisions of their lives. But the task is often nearly impossible, as shown by an analysis from my colleagues at the think tank New America, working with uAspire, a nonprofit that provides financial-aid counseling.

June 14, 2018

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