• ICYMI: Higher Education Bill Could Heat Up Competition for Adult Students
    Dec 20, 2017  - Higher Education Bill Could Heat Up Competition for Adult Students By Melissa Korn and Douglas Belkin The Republican bid to overhaul higher education is likely to heat up competition in the fastest-growing segment of the college market: adults over the age of 24. When Congress passed the Higher Edu... More
  • POSTPONED: Secretary DeVos to Testify at Hearing on Department of Education
    Dec 18, 2017  - Committee on Education and the Workforce Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) today announced that the committee will hold a hearing on POSTPONED Wednesday, December 20 at 2 p.m. on “Examining the Policies and Priorities of the U.S. Department of Education". The Honorable Betsy DeVos, Secretary, U.S. Dep... More
  • Foxx Praises NLRB Ruling to Reinstate Previous Joint-Employer Standard
    Dec 14, 2017  - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, released the following statement upon the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB)’s vote to overrule its 2015 decision in Browning-Ferris Industries, and roll back the convoluted joint employer scheme that thr... More
  • Committee Approves the PROSPER Act for Reforms to Higher Education
    Dec 13, 2017  - Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), chairwoman of the House Committee on Education and the Workforce, and Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY), chairman of the Higher Education and Workforce Development Subcommittee released the following statement upon the approval of H.R. 4508, the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success... More
  • Opening Statement by Chairwoman Virginia Foxx (R-NC) | Markup of H.R. 4508, the PROSPER Act
    Dec 12, 2017  - We are here today to consider H.R. 4508, the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform Act—the PROSPER Act. We have a lot of work ahead of us today, so in the hopes of leading by example, I will keep my remarks brief. It is my belief that lifelong learning is what ... More
  • Opening Statement by Rep. Brett Guthrie (R-KY) | Markup of H.R. 4508, the PROSPER Act
    Dec 12, 2017  - I am proud to be a cosponsor of the PROSPER Act, and truly believe the measures within this bill are essential to improve access, completion, and accountability across the higher education system. Most importantly, it will provide students with the opportunity to complete an education that will put ... More
  • Foxx Announces PROSPER Act Markup
    Dec 11, 2017  - On Tuesday, December 12 at 10:00 a.m., the Committee on Education and the Workforce, chaired by Rep. Virginia Foxx (R-NC), will mark up the Promoting Real Opportunity, Success, and Prosperity through Education Reform (PROSPER) Act (H.R. 4508). Introduced by Chairwoman Foxx (R-NC) and Rep. Brett Guth... More