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Trump Administration Backs Down on Foreign Students Visa Policy

Trump Administration Backs Down on Foreign Students Visa Policy

BY GQ PAN The U.S. Department of Homeland Security rescinded a new policy guideline that would prohibit foreign students from staying in the United States if the colleges they attend will only offer online courses this fall. U.S. District Judge Allison D. Burroughs confirmed announced Tuesday afternoon that the federal agency agreed to rescind the guidance to settle […]

5 States, DC Sue Education Secretary Over CARES Funding for Private Schools

5 States, DC Sue Education Secretary Over CARES Funding for Private Schools

BY GQ PAN Several states are suing Education Secretary Betsy DeVos and her department in order to block a rule over the amount of federal relief funding set to be transferred from public schools to private schools. Attorneys general of California and Michigan announced the lawsuit on Tuesday. They were joined by Maine, New Mexico, Wisconsin, and the District of […]

Governors Expect Schools to Open This Fall, but With Tweaks

Governors Expect Schools to Open This Fall, but With Tweaks

BY GQ PAN   A trio of governors over the weekend sounded positive note about bringing children in their states back to school this fall. Colorado Gov. Jared Polis, who previously served as a member of the Colorado State Board of Education, said during an interview on “Fox News Sunday” that he was hopeful public schools would reopen for […]

Harvard Law School Postpones Anti-Homeschool Conference

Harvard Law School Postpones Anti-Homeschool Conference

  BY GQ PAN . An invitation-only conference scheduled for June at Harvard University for homeschooling critics has been postponed “due to COVID-19,” according to a recent update on the school’s website. Sponsored by the Harvard Law School Child Advocacy Program and in cooperation with several child welfare groups, the “Homeschooling Summit: Problems, Politics, and Prospects for Reform” conference aimed to bring […]

New Federal Initiative to Expand Private Sector Work-Study for Low-Income Students

New Federal Initiative to Expand Private Sector Work-Study for Low-Income Students

BY GQ PAN The U.S. Department of Education has granted waivers on federal aid rules to 190 colleges and universities, allowing more students from low-income families to get work-study jobs related to their majors in the private sector. Federal Work-study (FWS) is a program for students to earn money to pay for their tuition and housing through […]

Trump Admin to Roll Back Michelle Obama’s School Meal Standards on Vegetables, Fruits

Trump Admin to Roll Back Michelle Obama’s School Meal Standards on Vegetables, Fruits

BY GQ PAN The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) on Friday announced two proposals to roll back school meal standards on vegetables and fruits initially championed by former first lady Michelle Obama. The new standards, according to Agriculture Secretary Sonny Perdue, are designed to give local schools and foodservice operators more flexibility “because they know their children best.” […]