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The California November ballot is one of the longest in recent memory, filled with various initiatives dealing with issues as diverse as the death penalty and marijuana legalization.  There are four initiatives that particularly affect education.  So …

The Western Association for College Admissions Counseling Government Relations committee is gearing up to host this year’s conference and it will be held on February 21st and 22nd. And right after that the local Share, Learn, Connect in …

The WACAC Government Relations Advocacy Committee will continue to monitor political developments in the Western region and nationally as we approach the 2016 General Election. If you want to help to make a difference and improve educational access and equity

WACAC is seeking members interested in applying to volunteer for one of four working groups, each will focus on a specific metric outlined by the leadership team. Read on to learn about these opportunities to for professional development and leadership!   




Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.” Margaret Mead

Following an afternoon of thoughtful presentations by California policy leaders,

Craig Cheslong, VP Common Sense; Jessie Ryan, VP College Opportunity; Lee Angela, CapitolAdvisors; Lupita Cortez Alcala, Exec Dir, CA Student Aid Commission; Esther Hugo, Faculty, LMU
Craig Cheslong,
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This morning, President Obama signed into law the Every Student Succeeds Act (also known as the Elementary and Secondary Education ACT or ESEA).  The bill replaces No Child Left Behind, which technically expired in 2007 …

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By Kris Zavoli

Although some US Senators are still pushing for stand-alone renewal, as of now, the Perkins Loan program is winding down with the possibility of being included in a comprehensive Higher Education Act reauthorization.  Here is a small …

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By Kris Zavoli

The US House of Representatives passed H.R. 3594, the Higher Education Extension Act which would extend the Perkins Loan Program for one year.

Now, the Senate needs to act on the same bill.

Both Senator Boxer and …

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By Kris Zavoli

Perkins loan funding expired on September 30.  We urge you to contact your House representative in the US Congress. (Background Information is attached.)

  1. Here is the House directory.  (Both Senators Boxer and Feinstein support restoring the funding,