45 minutes | Feb 12, 2021

Episode 36: What Colleges Can Expect From Miguel Cardona's Education Department

ACE President Ted Mitchell joins Jon, Sarah, and Mushtaq to talk about his impressions of incoming Secretary of Education Miguel A. Cardona and about his own experience working in the Education Department. The hosts kick off the episode talking about legislation making way through the new Congress, including a COVID relief bill, the DREAM Act, and recent staffing announcements at the Department of Education. **Tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @ACEducation or podcast@acenet.edu. EPISODE NOTES Here are some of the links and references from this week’s show: ACE Annual Meeting 2021 Democrats Plow Ahead With a Party-Line Covid Relief Package
 Politico | Feb. 2, 2021
 Statement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on Higher Education Emergency Relief Funding
 ACE Statement by ACE President Ted Mitchell on the Senate Confirmation Hearing of Secretary of Education-designate Miguel A. Cardona 
ACE Five Key Moments From Education Secretary Nominee Miguel Cardona’s Confirmation Hearing
 The Washington Post (sub. req.) | Feb. 3, 2021 Letter to Incoming Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona on Emergency Relief Funding Distribution
 ACE Dr. Michelle Asha Cooper Tapped to U.S. Department of Education Post
 Diverse: Issues in Higher Education | Feb. 4, 2021 LISTEN & SUBSCRIBE Choose your preferred player: Apple Podcasts Google Play Music Google Podcasts iHeartRadio Radio.com app Spotify Stitcher TuneIn Amazon Music ABOUT THE SHOW Each episode of dotEDU presents a deep dive into a major public policy issue impacting college campuses and students across the country. Hosts from ACE are joined by guest experts to lead you through thought-provoking conversations on topics such as campus free speech, diversity in admissions, college costs and affordability, and more. Find all episodes of the podcast at the dotEDU page. Tweet suggestions, links, and questions to @ACEducation or email podcast@acenet.edu. HOSTS Jon Fansmith is a director of government relations at ACE. He represents ACE and its members on matters related to the federal budget and appropriations process, with a particular focus on student aid. Mushtaq Gunja serves as vice president and chief of staff at ACE, where he is in charge of strategic initiatives, communications, and membership. Sarah Spreitzer is a director of government relations at ACE. She represents ACE and its members on matters related to research policy and funding, federal policy, international students, immigration, and legislative issues.
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