A quick look back at the news from last week. Compiled by Penn Hill Group.
HOUSE and SENATE
The House of Representatives voted to impeach President Trump by a vote of 232-197.
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) released a memorandum explaining that the protections against discrimination based on sex provided by Title IX do not apply to LGBTQ students.
ED updated its College Scorecard to include information regarding student loan repayment.
ED’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) released its annual report to the Secretary, the President and the Congress.
The Office of Management and Budget submitted a $27.4 billion rescission package. With respect to education, the proposal seeks to eliminate spending for the Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant program and additional funds provided for Temporary Public Service Loan Forgiveness.
The Supreme Court heard oral arguments this week in a case involving the use of “free speech areas” at a public Georgia college.
The Supreme Court agreed to hear a case involving free speech for K-12 students outside of school.
President-elect Joe Biden announced a COVID-19 relief package that his Administration will propose to Congress. Among other provisions, the package includes $170 billion for K12 and higher education assistance and $40 billion for child care supports.
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