NAPE Public Policy Update
DeVos Appeals Ruling Striking Down Delay of Rules for Online Colleges
(Courtesy of Michael Stratford, Politico)
The Trump administration today appealed a federal judge's ruling that struck down Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' two-year delay of Obama-era rules governing online colleges. Read More >>

Labor Department Proposes New Apprenticeship System and Approval Process
(Courtesy of EducationDive)
The Trump administration this week announced more details about a proposal to set up a new apprenticeship structure that would expand such offerings across more industries and job types. Read More >>

Trump Suggests He'll Release a School Busing Policy but Shares Few Specifics
(Courtesy of Evie Blad, EdWeek)
Asked about a debate between Democratic presidential candidates on busing and school integration, President Donald Trump seemed to suggest that he would be releasing a new plan on the issue soon. But he provided few details. Read More >>
House Education and Labor Committee Chairman Bobby Scott's Statement on President Trump's Apprenticeship Plan
(Courtesy of the House Committee on Education and Labor) 
Chairman Bobby Scott (VA-03) issued the following statement in response to the Trump administration's release of its Industry-Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP) proposal: "Registered Apprenticeship programs are proven to prepare workers for good-paying, middle-class jobs. The administration's proposal to establish a new unregistered apprenticeship program--which lacks sufficient accountability for meeting quality standards or ensuring the success of apprentices--diverts valuable funding away from programs that have a long record of success. Registered Apprenticeships provide apprentices' skills and wages in lockstep with increased competency and a portable credential that will be recognized across the country." Read More >>
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CEA Report Finds Most Government Training Programs Fall Short
(Courtesy of Matt Weidinger, American Enterprise Institute)
Many people hope that training or retraining workers--including those displaced by global trade or automation--will lead to more work, higher pay, and less poverty.  But a new White House Council of Economic Advisers (CEA) report doesn't offer much encouragement for those looking to government to successfully retrain workers. As the authors of the report note, many of the federal government's 40-plus employment and training programs that gather evidence necessary for rigorous evaluation have not produced significant wage or employment gains for their participants. Read More >>

Most Students Lack 'Basic' Information About Financial Aid, ACT Says
(Courtesy of Benjamin Wermund, Politico)
Many high school students considering college know little about the student aid they'll likely need to attend, according to new research by the ACT that comes as student loan debt has emerged as a key point of debate among 2020 hopefuls. Read More >>

Higher Ed Group Pushes for Clarity on Foreign Funding Rules
(Courtesy of EducationDive)
In 24-odd years working at the American Council on Education (ACE), Terry Hartle had never spoken with the National Security Agency. But in the last three years, the senior vice president of government and public affairs has been talking with the agency regularly, allaying fears about foreign-funded ideological influence on U.S. universities and underscoring the benefits of global research cooperation. Read More >>