Feb 12, 2021
ACE President Ted Mitchell joins Jon, Sarah, and Mushtaq to talk
about his impressions of incoming Secretary of Education Miguel A.
Cardona and about his own experience working in the Education
Department. The hosts kick off the episode talking about
legislation making way through the new Congress, including a COVID
relief bill, the DREAM Act, and recent staffing announcements at
the Department of Education.
**Tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @ACEducation or email@example.com.
Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:
Democrats Plow Ahead With a
Party-Line Covid Relief Package
Politico | Feb. 2, 2021
Five Key Moments From Education
Secretary Nominee Miguel Cardona’s Confirmation Hearing
The Washington Post (sub. req.) | Feb. 3, 2021
Michelle Asha Cooper Tapped to U.S. Department of Education
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education | Feb. 4, 2021
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Each episode of dotEDU presents a deep dive into a major public policy issue impacting college campuses and students across the country. Hosts from ACE are joined by guest experts to lead you through thought-provoking conversations on topics such as campus free speech, diversity in admissions, college costs and affordability, and more. Find all episodes of the podcast at the dotEDU page.
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Jon Fansmith is a director of government relations at ACE. He represents ACE and its members on matters related to the federal budget and appropriations process, with a particular focus on student aid.
Mushtaq Gunja serves as vice president and chief of staff at ACE, where he is in charge of strategic initiatives, communications, and membership.
Sarah Spreitzer is a director of government relations at ACE. She represents ACE and its members on matters related to research policy and funding, federal policy, international students, immigration, and legislative issues.