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ED Publishes Semi-Annual Regulatory Agenda

The U.S. Department of Education (ED) has released a partial semi-annual regulatory agenda, a list of rules and regulations it plans to issue over the next few months, as well as regulations it has completed.

 

The only rule ED notes it completed in the past six months are final rules for borrower defense (those situations which may be asserted as a defense to repayment of federal student loans).  While ED has completed other regulatory actions in the last six months, they are not noted as part of this document.

 

ED also does not specify what regulatory actions it will take in the coming months.  This is most likely because of the unpredictability of moving to a new administration, which has yet to lay out specific education policy priorities.

 

The agenda is available here.

About the Author

Julia Martin is an attorney with the Washington, DC law firm of Brustein & Manasevit, PLLC. Established in 1980, the Firm is nationally recognized for its federal education regulatory and legislative practice, providing legal advice regarding compliance with all major federal education programs as well as the federal grants management requirements, including the Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR). In addition, they work with agencies on federal spending flexibility, allowability, policies and procedures, audit defense and resolution and legislative updates. The Firm provides government relations services for the National Title I Association.