Education

On August 10th, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) released a proposed regulation that would repeal Obama’s administration’s gainful employment rule (GE).  The regulation would have withheld federal funding from vocational programs that left graduates struggling to repay student loan debt....

On Friday, May 4th, the Hamm Consulting Group participated in a webinar hosted by the American Association of Community Colleges (AACC) and the Association of Community College Trustees (ACCT) government relations staff that examined the PROSPER ACT’s (H.R. 4508) current status, impact on community colleges...

Washington D.C, 23.05.2014 - On May 21, 2014, I participated on a stakeholder conference call hosted by the U.S. Department of Education to provide an overview and details of the new First in the World (FITW) Grant competition.  The notice for the grant solicitation was published...

April 7th, 2014 - Washington D.C.  Vice President Biden outlined Monday the Obama administration's plan to boost community college graduation rates by giving college credit for job-training apprenticeships. Speaking at the annual meeting of the American Association of Community Colleges, Vice President Biden said apprenticeships provide "a pathway...

WASHINGTON, D.C. - Last month, I participated in a meeting at the White House at which time we discussed President Obama’s My Brother’s Keeper.  As an African-American male with a strong family background and someone educated in public K-12 schools and public universities, some would...

Over the past 12 years as a lobbyist for public higher education, I have passionately advocated for a number of issues, from STEM and research and development, to teacher training and the prevention of childhood obesity. But, I have to say, one of the most exciting...