New America's Education Policy Program provided public comments on the Department of Education's proposed list of supplemental priorities, elements used to award discretionary grants across PreK-12 and higher education competitions.
New America's Higher Education Initiative submitted comments on the deregulation review underway at the U.S. Department of Education, urging it to exercise caution in eliminating rules that may protect students and taxpayers and offering suggestions for other regulations that can be modified or eliminated to alleviate burden.
The Department of Education published a draft data collection request for its ongoing experiments under the Experimental Sites Initiative, which is designed to test reforms in a limited setting so that the Secretary can make recommendations to Congress about future policy changes. New America's Higher Education Initiative submitted comments on the draft request, asking the Department to collect more and better information and to rigorously evaluate its experiments.
In addition to submitting our own comments, New America's Higher Education Initiative signed the PostsecData comments on the ongoing regulatory relief review of regulations, urging the Department to continue its commitment to transparency and data quality.
New America's Deputy Director for Federal Policy in higher education submitted these comments urging the Department to comply with federal law and continue implementing the gainful employment rules while it begins a new rulemaking.
These comments urge the Department to expand its data collection procedures about institutions to better inform its oversight and continual monitoring of colleges and universities. The data collection would be through the newly created management system at the Office of Federal Student Aid.
The Department solicited comments in response to its intent to establish new rulemaking committees for both the gainful employment and borrower defense rules. These comments from New America's Deputy Director for Federal Policy in higher education urge the Department to follow some basic principles in its new rulemaking, and to continue implementing both rules in the interim.