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Jan 26, 2023

Hosts Jon Fansmith and Sarah Spreitzer are joined by Terry Hartle to talk about what the new Congress means for higher education policy this year. House Republicans have announced committee assignments and are already talking oversight hearings, and the debt ceiling debate begins. They also discuss the Department of Education’s aggressive regulatory agenda for 2023, including proposed amendments to accreditation, state authorization, and distance education rules.

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Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show:

DACA Remains Intact as Appeals Court Sends Case Challenging Its Legality Back To Lower Court in Texas
The Texas Tribune | Oct. 5, 2022

Here’s the Education Department’s Next Regulatory Agenda
Higher Ed Dive | Jan. 5, 2023

Federal Student Loan Office Has Lots To Do but No New Money To Do It
CNN | Jan. 16, 2023

Pace of FAFSA Simplification Concerning
Inside Higher Ed | Oct. 10, 2022

Biden Administration Proposes New Student Loan Repayment Plan That Could Cut Some Payments in Half
CNBC | Jan. 10, 2023

Education Department Plans To Publish List of Low-performing Programs
Inside Higher Ed | Jan. 13, 2023

DOL Plans May Release for New Overtime Threshold
Higher Ed Dive | Jan. 6, 2023