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Washington Wrap Up – June 30, 2020

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here.   June 30, 2020 COVID-19 Updates  The Government Accountability Office’s ongoing audit required by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act (P.L.116-136) reported on the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) administration of funds under […]

Washington Wrap Up – June 23, 2020

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here.   June 23, 2020 COVID-19 Updates  The U.S. Department of Education (ED) published an interim final rule regarding the eligibility of students at institutions of higher education for emergency grant aid under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief […]

Washington Wrap Up – June 16, 2020

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here.   June 16, 2020 COVID-19 Updates  The U.S. Department of Education (ED) sent an interim final rule regarding the equitable services provision included in the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act (P.L.116-136) to the […]

RAMC Urges Greater Compassion, Understanding in Wake of Protests

Rebuilding America’s Middle Class (RAMC), A coalition of community colleges, today issued a statement in response to protests against racism and police brutality that continue in cities around the country. Joe May, RAMC Board President and Chancellor of the Dallas County Community College District, said, “The protests sweeping across the nation, including in my hometown […]

Washington Wrap Up – June 9, 2020

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here.   June 9, 2020 COVID-19 Updates  The U.S. Department of Education (ED) sent an interim final rule regarding the eligibility of students at institutions of higher education for emergency grant aid under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, […]

Washington Wrap Up – June 2, 2020

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here.   June 2, 2020 COVID-19 Updates  U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos said, in a letter to the Council of Chief State School Officers, that the U.S. Department of Education (ED) intends issue a rule […]

Washington Wrap Up – May 26, 2020

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here. May 26, 2020 COVID-19 Updates The U.S. Department of Education (ED) published guidance on how Governors can spend the funding they receive through the Education Stabilization Fund under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) […]

Washington Wrap Up – May 19, 2020

Below is an abridged version of RAMC’s weekly Washington Wrap Up. Find out more about Wrap Up and other RAMC resources here.   May 19, 2020 COVID-19 Updates  On Friday, May 15th, the House passed the Health and Economic Recovery Omnibus Emergency Solutions (HEROES) Act, the House Democrats’ proposal for the next COVID-19 relief package. The bill as introduced […]