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ICYMI: Community college students are changing — it’s time for financial aid policies to change too

Community college students are changing — it’s time for financial aid policies to change too By Glenn DuBois, Morna Foy and Monty Sullivan, The Hill | June 13, 2019 Go ask ALICE about Operation Varsity Blues, and you won’t get much of a reaction. That’s because while highly selective schools grab lots of ink, including […]

Glenn DuBois Calls on Congress “To Expand the Usage of Pell Grants for High-Quality, Non-Credit Workforce Training Programs”

In Testimony Before Higher Education and Workforce Investment Subcommittee, Dr. DuBois, Chancellor of Virginia’s Community Colleges and Founding Board Member of Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC), Says Move Would be “The Biggest Difference-Maker” for Students WASHINGTON, May 22, 2019 — Calling himself “proof positive that community colleges are engines of economic mobility,” Dr. Glenn DuBois, […]

Washington Wrap Up – May 21, 2019

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here.   May 21, 2019 HOUSE and SENATE The House Judiciary Committee Jerry Nadler (D-NY) confirmed that the Committee will be markingup the Development, Relief and Education for Alien Minors (DREAM) Act this week. The House Education and […]

Washington Wrap Up – May 14, 2019

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. May 14, 2019 HOUSE and SENATE The House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Appropriations Committee markedup and passed its fiscal year (FY) 2020 appropriations bill by a vote of 30 to 23. A summary […]

Washington Wrap Up – May 7, 2019

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here.   May 7, 2019 HOUSE and SENATE The House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee markedup and passed its fiscal year (FY) 2020 appropriations bill by a voice vote (a summary of the […]

Washington Wrap Up – April 16, 2019

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here.   April 16, 2019 HOUSE and SENATE The House and Senate will be in recess for the next two weeks and will return the week of April 29. The House passed H. Res. 293, which […]

Washington Wrap Up – April 9, 2019

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here.   April 9, 2019 HOUSE and SENATE The House Budget Committee passed a budget bill that would raise the fiscal year (FY) 2020 and FY2021 discretionary spending caps by a vote of 19 to 17. The […]

Washington Wrap Up – April 2, 2019

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here.   April 2, 2019 HOUSE and SENATE Senate Budget Committee Chair Mike Enzi (R-WY) said that informal conversations have begun between Republicans and Democrats about raising the discretionary spending caps for fiscal years (FY) 2020 and […]