Policy Institute: The New ED and New Perspectives on Compliance (Part 1)
This session will explore the evolving dynamic and agency culture both within the U.S. Department of Education (ED) and between the agency and other players in Washington. Topics will include the plans for -- and pushback against -- agency reorganization, challenges to agency rulemaking in the courts, challenges to agency decision-making in Congress, and the continued shift from reliance on formal regulations to non-regulatory guidance. Building on this background, attendees will learn how this new dynamic impacts policymaking at the federal level and what it may mean for reauthorizations, funding, and implementation of laws. (Attendees may want to continue the discussion with Part 2, which will explore the impact these changes could have on stakeholders, and how to prepare for compliance in this new environment.)
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Bonnie Little Graham is a Partner at the firm of Brustein and Manasevit, PLLC. Ms. Graham works with federal education grantees and subgrantees on fiscal and programmatic issues including adverse audit and program review determinations, false claims act investigations, and questions under the Uniform Grants Guidance. She works with clients on the requirements of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), and Title IV of the Higher Education Act.