Protecting the Arts in Higher Education
Education
Protecting the Arts in Higher Education
2021-04-07 13:51:41
by Sara Wilkerson

This week Americans for the Arts, a leading arts advocacy nonprofit organization, is hosting the National Arts Action Summit, a virtual week-long summit that brings together arts advocates from around the country to hear from experts on arts policy, arts... Read More

Sherrill, Katko Driving Support for Innovation in Higher Education
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Sherrill, Katko Driving Support for Innovation in Higher Education
2021-03-15 20:35:38
by TWN Staff

WASHINGTON - Reps. Mikie Sherrill, D-N.J., and John Katko, R-N.Y., are urging their colleagues in Congress to authorize innovation grants to develop and scale evidence-based initiatives that improve outcomes in higher education. Their bill, the Fund for Innovation and Success... Read More

Federal Reserve Bank President Links Wage Inequity to Lack of Educational Investment
Education
Federal Reserve Bank President Links Wage Inequity to Lack of Educational Investment
2021-02-03 21:22:45
by Victoria Turner

The high cost of higher education, lack of adequate college preparation for all and the “digital divide” between rural and urban populations are all areas in which greater investment is needed, according to the president of the Federal Reserve Bank... Read More

BPC Launches Academic Leaders Task Force on Campus Free Expression
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BPC Launches Academic Leaders Task Force on Campus Free Expression
2020-12-02 14:53:09
by Sara Wilkerson

WASHINGTON -- As part of the official launch of its Academic Leaders Task Force on Campus Free Expression Initiative, the Bipartisan Policy Center, a Washington, D.C., think tank dedicated to bipartisanship, hosted a roundtable discussion on campus free expression faced... Read More

Spanberger, Fitzpatrick Fighting to Omit VA Disability Compensation from Student Aid Consideration
Education
Spanberger, Fitzpatrick Fighting to Omit VA Disability Compensation from Student Aid Consideration
2020-11-11 19:25:31
by Reece Nations

WASHINGTON – Reps. Abigail Spanberger, D-Va., and Brian Fitzpatrick, R-Pa., jointly introduced legislation Wednesday that would exclude Veterans Affairs Disability Compensation from the list of benefits that have to be reported in a student’s application for Federal Student Aid.  Under... Read More

The Atlantic Festival Tackles The State of Higher Education
Education
The Atlantic Festival Tackles The State of Higher Education
2020-09-23 17:49:33
by Sara Wilkerson

As part of the second day of its four-day festival, the Atlantic Festival held multiple panels featuring college leaders and providers discussing college reopenings and the lasting impact of the pandemic on the higher education landscape in the future.  In... Read More

McBath Plays Key Role In Moving Landmark Higher Ed Bill Out of Committee
Education
McBath Plays Key Role In Moving Landmark Higher Ed Bill Out of Committee
2019-11-08 21:26:56
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - After two full days of debate, the House Education and Labor Committee voted to advance the College Affordability Act, including four pieces of legislation and an amendment introduced by Rep. Lucy McBath, D-Ga. The act, also known as... Read More

‘Free College’ Won’t Fix Barriers to Higher Education, Prosperity
Education
‘Free College’ Won’t Fix Barriers to Higher Education, Prosperity
2019-09-05 20:55:07
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - On the one hand, it's easy to see why some in the party would embrace so-called "free" or "debt-free" college and the forgiveness of student loans. Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.,  electrified younger voters with his ambitious proposals in... Read More

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