Policy and Legislation


Washington Update: Where Are the Nation and Education Headed?

In the weeks to come we will learn more about the approach Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos will be taking and who will be some of the key players in the agency.

Washington Update: Post-Election and Pre-Inauguration

After the election the country entered a period of uncertainty. Recent polling data indicates that 50 percent of Americans approve of how the transition is moving. Several experts have found it to be quite different than transitions in the past.

Legally Speaking (Insight on the Issues)

Title IX in Transition Under Trump

Title IX will endure, but in what form?

Editor's Note (The View From Here)

Alert: 2017 Ahead

Washington Update: A 2016 Post Election Update

Few pollsters predicted the outcome of the 2016 Presidential election. Education was not a primary talking point during the campaign. The initial questions people who have an interest in education are asking: “What will our President-Elect do? and what is on his agenda?”

Washington Update: Pre-2016 Election

It is a very tight Presidential race, and for many House and Senate seats. Election results can influence the legislative agenda during a lame duck session of Congress and a good part of Congress’ willingness to be active will be determined by the election’s outcomes.

The Federal Laws of Helping Paws

A primer on postsecondary educational institutions’ accommodation of service animals.

Washington Update: Education and a Preview of the 2016 Election

During the primaries we received a glimpse of some the education and related policy positions or proposals of each of the two presumptive nominees.



Obama's Last Education Budget Proposal: Building a Legacy

In the last year of a two-term presidency, the sitting president proposes his last budget for the upcoming fiscal year. President Obama announced his last proposed budget on Tuesday, February 8, 2016.

Washington Update: Where Do Things Stand?

One could say several things have happened in Congress, and others might say nothing has really moved in Congress. And that is determined by your point of view.

The President's FY 2016 Education Budget: Continuing to Invest in the Nation's Future

This article is on the President’s FY 2016 budget proposal. It seems like an annual rite of spring. What is different?

2014 MidTerm Election

Recent polls have surveyed public attitudes toward school voucher and charter school programs. Last year, a Gallup poll found that 70 percent of Americans opposed school vouchers, the highest percentage in two decades of polling on the question. The public's view of charter schools is positive. A 2014 Gallup poll found that support for charter schools rose to 70 percent, up from 68 percent in 2013.

Does Washington Still Work?

Congress is on a five-week recess that began on Aug. 1 and returns on Sept. 8. Don’t blame them for taking the time off; they are legally required to do so. Yes, they are off campaigning for himself or herself or someone else, as well as taking a vacation. Many would question whether they deserve it, given the number of critical issues left unresolved or unfinished.

Does Washington Still Work?

Congress is on a five-week recess that began on August 1 and returns on September 8. Don’t blame them for taking the time off; they are legally required to do so.

Safe Campus Environment

The Safer Campus

Improving the Safety of Your Campus Environment

Safe campus environments are highly desired but not always delivered. Here's how to make some improvements.

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