• By Noah Sudow
    February 19, 2015

    The American Council on Education, yesterday submitted their public comment to the Department of Education in response to the December college ratings framework.  The letter was a collective response on behalf of  almost every higher education institutional association, 26 overall including AASCU, AACC, APLU and EDUCAUSE.    Read more

  • By David DeSchryver
    February 4, 2015

    The Federal Trade Commission has issued new guidance addressing a question about whether COPPA covers the new online assessments by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers and The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.  Read more

  • By David DeSchryver
    February 4, 2015

    Let’s get beyond the headlines on the ESEA reauthorization with Anne Hyslop, the Senior Policy Analyst with Bellwether Education Partners. Follow Anne on Twitter here. We gave her a call to get the real deal. Here is what we heard.  Read more

  • By Noah Sudow
    February 3, 2015

    President Obama released his proposed budget today, which included proposals for higher ed. Read more

  • By Austin Dannhaus
    January 23, 2015

    This week, we surveyed Education Insiders to get their take on the recently-proposed America's College Promise program and the Student Data Privacy Act. We also checked in on a number of K-12 policies to see if the State of the Union, Secretary Duncan's January 12 speech, and Senator Alexander's ESEA draft had a measurable effect on those issue. Read more

  • By David DeSchryver
    January 15, 2015

    Sen. Lamar Alexander's discussion draft bill provides new supplement, not supplant language that may have significant implications for the education market. The new language preserves the requirement that federal Title I funds are used only to supplement state and local dollars, but the compliance test is quite different.  Read more

  • By Ben Wallerstein
    January 14, 2015

    A new bill introduced/referred to the House education committee in Indiana also would require ed tech to comply with HIPAA/HITECH requirements for technical safeguards. Read more

  • By Noah Sudow
    January 13, 2015

    Although the big news last week that stole the headline was the President’s free community college commitment, the President also announced a proposal for the creation of an American Technical Training Fund. Read more

  • By David DeSchryver
    January 12, 2015

    Late last year, the US Department of Education announced 18 awards in the Preschool Development Grants competition. The Department made two types of grants – Development, for states that currently serve fewer than 10 percent of four year-olds in any existing publicly funded preschool programs, and Expansion, for states seeking to expand existing preschool programs for children from low- and moderate-income families. Read more

  • By Noah Sudow
    January 9, 2015

    Today, the President has announced the America’s College Promise Proposal, which would allow students to go to community college without paying tuition for their first two years. There are still a lot of details to be released (like the cost), but below is our initial overview of the proposal. Read more

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