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Federal Task Force Identifies Over 150 Ed. Regulations for Review; Comments Due Aug. 21

The U.S. Department of Education’s Regulatory Reform Task Force has released a progress report identifying more than 150 regulations and 1,700 pieces of guidance for review, and now the public is invited to comment on the items by August 21.

The task force, which originated from an executive order signed in February by President Donald J. Trump to reduce regulatory burdens, will now further review the regulations and guidance and develop recommendations on whether to repeal, modify, or keep them.

Secretary Betsy DeVos released a statement lauding the task force’s efforts to date and announcing the public comment period. The task force will also be meeting with stakeholders in the education community, with plans to convene higher education representatives in fall 2017.

You can download the progress report here, and learn how to submit comment here.


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Zachary VanHouten

Manager of Programs and Advocacy, AACTE

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