Congress Will Keep Focus on Higher-Education Issues, Accreditors Are Told

By Eric Kelderman


Democrats and Republicans on Capitol Hill are likely to keep an intense focus on higher-education issues this year as they consider how the federal government should deal with rapid changes in the technology and economics of colleges, senior Congressional staff members representing both parties said on Tuesday at the annual meeting of the Council for Higher Education Accreditation.

Speaking to a packed conference room of attendees, Amy Jones, education-policy adviser and senior counsel to the House of Representatives’ education committee, said Rep. Virginia Foxx, a Republican of North Carolina, would be “very hands-on” in leading the panel’s subcommittee on higher education…read more

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