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Aaron Lacey and Chris Murray explain what it takes to reauthorize the Higher Education Act

Chris Murray Aaron Lacey November 24, 2015

The reauthorization of the Higher Education Act, which is working its way through Congress, is huge news in education circles. But what, exactly, does it mean to “reauthorize” the HEA? Aaron Lacey and Chris Murray explain in an article recently published by Career Education Review.

Aaron and Chris describe how there are actually 110 distinct provisions authorizing programs, which means there are scores of sections “reauthorizing” the government to spend funds on individual programs and initiatives.

They also explain that Congress will have a choice on whether to carry out the current reauthorization via a series of bills or through a comprehensive reauthorization bill. Read the full article, “The Nuts and Bolts of Reauthorization,” here.