Notice: amp_is_available was called incorrectly. `amp_is_available()` (or `amp_is_request()`, formerly `is_amp_endpoint()`) was called too early and so it will not work properly. WordPress is currently doing the `pre_get_posts` hook. Calling this function before the `wp` action means it will not have access to `WP_Query` and the queried object to determine if it is an AMP response, thus neither the `amp_skip_post()` filter nor the AMP enabled toggle will be considered. It appears the theme with slug `publisher` is responsible; please contact the author. Please see Debugging in WordPress for more information. (This message was added in version 2.0.0.) in /home/runcloud/webapps/techilive/wp-includes/functions.php on line 5313
Short-Term Pell Excluded From Senate Tech Research Bill | Inside Higher Ed -

Short-Term Pell Excluded From Senate Tech Research Bill | Inside Higher Ed


Despite agreement between Democrats and Republicans, a provision that would make Pell Grants available for short-term programs was ultimately excluded from a United States competitiveness bill passed by the Senate Tuesday.

The amendment to the U.S. Innovation and Competitiveness Act put forth by Senator Tim Kaine, a Democrat from Virginia, and Senator Rob Portman, the Republican from Ohio, was a part of a package of over 40 amendments that were expected to be added to the bill, but Senator Rand Paul, a Republican from Kentucky, objected to the entire package in opposition to “big government.”

Referred to as “Workforce Pell,” the amendment would have eliminated federal loan eligibility for short-term career training programs — between eight and 15 weeks — and replace those loans with grant aid. The provision, modeled on the Jumpstart Our Businesses by Supporting Students Act, also introduced by Kaine and Portman, would’ve only applied to public nonprofit institutions.


It also would have required institutions to disclose completion and job placement rates to prospective students and demonstrate that those who completed their programs received at least a 20 percent median increase in wages.

A spokesperson for Kaine said that he will continue to work on including the provision in future legislation.

Stay connected with us on social media platform for instant update click here to join our  Twitter, & Facebook


We are now on Telegram. Click here to join our channel (@TechiUpdate) and stay updated with the latest Technology headlines.

For all the latest Education News Click Here 

 For the latest news and updates, follow us on Google News


Read original article here

Denial of responsibility! is an automatic aggregator around the global media. All the content are available free on Internet. We have just arranged it in one platform for educational purpose only. In each content, the hyperlink to the primary source is specified. All trademarks belong to their rightful owners, all materials to their authors. If you are the owner of the content and do not want us to publish your materials on our website, please contact us by email – The content will be deleted within 24 hours.

Leave a comment