NAPE Public Policy Update
Administration
Why Is It So Hard for Betsy DeVos to Provide Debt Relief and Loan Forgiveness to Students?
(Courtesy of the Los Angeles Times Editorial Board)
Not every college graduate is aiming for the job with the biggest possible paycheck. Many hope to pursue intrinsically rewarding careers by serving in government or teaching or working for charitable organizations. These jobs don't pay particularly well, but they are of enormous importance to our society and economy. Read More >>

Proposed Changes to Title IX Will Not Solve the Problem of Sexual Assaults on College Campuses
(Courtesy of The Hill)
New rules governing sexual assault on college and university campuses will likely be made public very soon. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos claims they will restore balance to a system she believes favors the accuser. Women's rights organizations, colleges, and campus activists fear the new rules will discourage victims of sexual assault from coming forward - and make it virtually impossible for them to prevail if they do. Read More >>
Congress
Deal to Fund the Federal Government
(Courtesy of the Alliance for Excellent Education)
Back in Washington, DC, Congress finally reached a deal to fund the federal government for the remainder of fiscal year 2020. Read More >> 
 
Perkins Basic State Grants Receives Increase in Funding for FY20; Marking Third Straight Year
(Courtesy of ACTE)
In December just prior to the congressional recess, negotiators published final text and report language for two legislative packages that contain all 12 government funding bills for fiscal year (FY) 2020. Read More >>   
 
Trone, Cardin, Introduce Bicameral "TRUE EQUITY Act" to Strengthen Federal-State-Local Educational Partnerships 
New bill seeks to elevate Kirwan Commission recommendations for educational reforms in Maryland to national-priority status. Read More >>