A quick look back at the news from last week. Compiled by Penn Hill Group.
HOUSE and SENATE
Several news outlets have reported that Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) is holding up the nomination of James Kvaal to be Under Secretary of the U.S. Department of Education (ED).
ED Secretary Cardona testified before the House Education and Labor Committee on the policies and priorities of the agency.
ED projected, as part of the unified regulatory agenda, that a notice of proposed rulemaking on Title IX would be published in May 2022.
ED conducted three days of virtual hearings to receive comment on the agency’s recent notice stating it will conduct negotiated rulemaking on 14 potential higher education related topics and asking for other topics upon which ED should regulate.
ED announced that the National Advisory Committee on Institutional Quality and Integrity (NACIQI) will meet virtually from July 27-29.
The Supreme Court of the United States (SCOTUS) issued a ruling in National Collegiate Athletic Association v. Shayne Alston unanimously determining that the NCAA cannot bar its member institutions from providing compensation for education-related benefits to student athletes.
SCOTUS ruled in Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L. that the school district violated the free speech rights of a student who used social media to express a complaint referencing school programs, but that public schools may regulate some student speech that occurs off campus.
Penn Hill Group plans on providing clients a summary of the following event next week:
- June 29: House Ways and Means Committee Oversight Subcommittee Hearing on “Expanding Access to Higher Education and the Promise It Holds”
Penn Hill Group provides a list of grant opportunities and summaries for select grants. Please visit our website for more information.