A quick look at the news from last week, compiled by Penn Hill Group:
HOUSE and SENATE
The House and Senate reconvened for legislative business after the August Congressional recess.
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) approved a one year state waiver renewal under the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) for Pennsylvania.
President Obama announced the “Heads Up America” campaign and College Promise Advisory Board to raise awareness of the importance of community colleges and further efforts to make two years of community colleges free.
ED released performance results and new student loan account allocations for Title IV Additional Servicers (TIVAS) and Not-for Profit (NFP) Servicers. Seventy-four percent of new volume will be allocated to the TIVAS and 24 percent to NFP Servicers.
ED approved 16 states’ plans for equitable access to excellent educators. These plans are required by Title I of ESEA, plans for all other states, the District of Columbia and Puerto Rico are still under review.