AHEAD Working on Higher Education Opportunity Act

AHEAD strongly supports US$70M in Higher Education Opportunity Act funding

In AHEAD’s continuing efforts to support full funding for the Higher Education Opportunity Act, AHEAD provided the important input for the Chairman and the Ranking Member of the House Labor/HHS/Education Appropriations Subcommittee. Read the letter here.

In September, The Higher Education Opportunity Act, Pub. L. 110-135, was passed by both the House and the Senate and is on it’s way to finally becoming law. It is likely that most college campuses are aware of this significant piece of legislation. Because of the impact, The American Council on Education (ACE) and the Council for Exceptional Children (CEC) have both been on the front lines of this debate. The legislation while being significant is also broad in terms of all of the provisions. AHEAD has also been involved with this debate. After passage in the House and Senate, as a standard part of the process, they are hearings being held around the country in order to figure out how to make the House version and the Senate version work best together as one piece of legislation. Various members of AHEAD have been asked to represent the organization at these hearings in order to provide our comments and feedback, which you can read by clicking here. They have also been asked to attend to listen to what others are addressing as concerns so that in our written response on the Higher Education Opportunity Act we can address those as well. The hearings are open to the public. So, if you are in the area and are interested in this, you are welcome to attend.

The public hearings are being held from 9:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m., local time. Further information on the public hearing sites, including addresses and directions, is available here.

September 29 at the University of Rhode Island, in Providence;
October 2 at Pepperdine University, in Malibu, Calif.;
October 6 at Johnson C. Smith University, in Charlotte, N.C.;
October 15 at Cuyahoga Community College, in Cleveland.
October 8 at the Education Department offices in Washington,DC.