FY 2024 Appropriations: Senate Hearing on Department of Education Funding

On Wednesday, May 11, the Senate Appropriations Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee held a hearing on the Biden Administration’s fiscal year 2024 budget request for the U.S. Department of Education. Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona was the sole witness for the hearing. Read more.

Department of Education Updates College Scorecard

In late April, the U.S. Department of Education announced new updates to the College Scorecard. The College Scorecard is a free online tool to help students of all ages, families, educators, counselors, and other college access professionals make data-informed decisions when choosing a college or university to attend. Read more. 

House Education Committee Markup to Reverse Debt Relief Plan

On Wednesday, May 10, the House Education and the Workforce Committee held a markup on H.J. Res. 45, a resolution to reverse the federal student loan payment pause and block President Biden’s student loan forgiveness plan. The resolution would use authority under the Congressional Review Act to eliminate the Administration’s plans for student loan forgiveness. The resolution passed on a party-line vote, 24-18. Read more

Happening Soon! National Science Foundation Grants Conference

The National Science Foundation (NSF) will hold its Spring 2023 Virtual Grants Conference during the week of June 5, 2023. The grants conference is designed to give new faculty, researchers, and administrators key insights into a wide range of current issues funded by the agency. Read more

National Science Foundation Awards $43 Million in Regional Innovation Engines

Recently, the National Science Foundation announced the first-ever NSF Regional Innovation Engines. The agency awarded 44 teams consisting of universities, nonprofits, businesses, and other organizations $1 million per team for two years. Read more.

Department of Energy Announces New Awards for Grad Program

On May 1, the Department of Energy’s Office of Science announced the latest awards for the Graduate Student Research Program. Read more.