Higher Education Policy in the News on May 12, 2020
There are a good number of higher education policy headlines in the news today, including the following:
Inside Higher Education reports on the U.S. Department of Education's plan "to distribute $127.5 million as part of its Reimagining Workforce Preparation grant program. But the department so far has released scant information about what sort of programs the grants should be used to fund, and through what sort of institutions."
Inside Higher Education also reports on how community colleges received "disproportionately less" funding via the CARES Act "because of the way Congress structured higher education funding in the stimulus package, according to a study by the Center for American Progress."
Senator Lamar Alexander (R-TN), chair of the Senate HELP committee, "said current testing capacity remains inadequate for reopening large college and university campuses for in-person instruction," according to Inside Higher Education.