Washington Wrap Up – November 15, 2016

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here.


Republicans maintained control of the House with at least 238 seats as well as control of the Senate with at least 51 seats.


Republican nominee Donald Trump was elected the 45th President of the United States.

The White House released a Fact Sheet on facilitating a smooth transition to the next Administration, which has three key components: preparing for the incoming Administration, ensuring this Administration’s records are appropriately archived, and facilitating the off-boarding of current Administration personnel.

The White House released a Fact Sheet on ensuring veterans have the tools they need to succeed, which includes education benefits, health care, and the resources and assistance necessary to transition back to civilian life.

Education News Headlines
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Remedial classes might be the biggest roadblock to success for community college students [The Los Angeles Times]

How Voters Viewed College Affordability [Inside Higher Ed]

Trump Administration May Back Away from Title IX, but Campuses Won’t [The Chronicle of Higher Education]

Trump Might Want to Scrap the Education Department; How Doable Is That? [Education Week]

Outcomes of ballot measures affecting higher education [Inside Higher Ed]

Rep. Virginia Foxx Will Seek to Lead House Education Committee [Education Week]

The new and returning governors and their campaign pledges on higher education [Inside Higher Ed]

2016 election uncertainty did not prompt endowments to change strategy [Inside Higher Ed]

Democrats and higher education groups call on Congress to use Pell surplus to expand program [Inside Higher Ed]

The Affordable College builds marketplace for transfer students [Inside Higher Ed]

U.S. Department of Labor

  • Blog: It’s Never Too Late to Learn In-Demand Skills
  • Blog: National Apprenticeship Week: Join the Movement, Now Half a Million Strong

Federal Education Training and Grant Opportunities, Notices

ED Comment Request: Student Assistance General Provisions—Subpart K—Cash Management. Comments due December 14, 2016.

ED Comment Request: Application for Grants under the Upward Bound Math and Science Program. Comments due December 14, 2016.

ED Comment Request: William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program Repayment Plan Selection Form. Comments due December 14, 2016.