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The importance of providing education to imprisoned people (opinion)

Imprisoned people are desperate to become students, and that desire and economics mandate that we heed their calls, argues Doran Larson.

Trump administration to grant disabled veterans automatic loan forgiveness

Education Department says it will grant automatic loan forgiveness to disabled veterans -- a step that had been urged by Democrats and state attorneys general.

What's happening in Washington: Summer 2019

Congress could pass a new budget and funding increases for community colleges. The Department of Education rescinds gainful employment and pushes several regulatory changes.

New research shows reducing borrowing can hurt students' success in college

New research shows more student borrowing is connected to greater academic success -- at least at community colleges -- and indicates reduced borrowing could lead to higher loan defaults.

Updates to State and Federal Aid

Expanding Pell eligibility to short-term programs and reinstating Second Chance Pell remain priorities for ACCT.

Essay on why an experiment proposed by DeVos won't fix federal work-study

An experiment proposed by Betsy DeVos won't fix the inequity of the federal work-study program's funding formula, writes Sarah Pingel.
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