A quick look back at the news from last week. Compiled by Penn Hill Group.
HOUSE and SENATE
The Senate on Monday, October 26 confirmed Judge Amy Coney Barrett as the 115th justice on the U.S. Supreme Court by a 52-48 vote.
House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Robert “Bobby” C. Scott (D-VA) released documents asserting that the U.S. Department of Education (ED) delayed action on releasing a web-based tool that would streamline the process for individuals to file borrower defense to repayment claims.
The Deputy Secretary of ED released a letter this week explaining that the Department would not administer a sanction recommended by ED staff regarding the Higher Learning Commission (HLC)’s accrediting authority but that HLC would be subject to continued monitoring.
ED released a new Parent and Family digital learning guide.
The Office of Federal Student Aid announced changes to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program and a new, single PSLF form.
The Nation’s Report Card released 2019 NAEP Mathematics and Reading Results at Grade 12.
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