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Attorney General Shapiro Leads Multistate Coalition to Oppose Federal Rule Weakening Title IX Protections for Student Survivors of Sexual Harassment and Violence
January 31, 2019

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro, together with the Attorneys General of New Jersey and California, yesterday led a multistate coalition of 19 Attorneys General in submitting a formal, legal comment letter to Secretary Betsy DeVos and the U.S. Department of Education calling on federal officials to withdraw a proposed rule that would undermine the anti-discrimination protections of Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, and weaken protections against sexual harassment and violence for students. The proposed rule would impose new requirements on schools and students that would be a significant departure from the fundamental purpose of Title IX and the Education Department’s longstanding Title IX guidance, and leave campuses less safe.

Statement of Attorney General Josh Shapiro on New Trump Administration Department of Education Proposal on Title IX and Campus Sexual Assault
November 16, 2018

HARRISBURG – “Over the past several months, I have joined with campus safety advocates to express serious concerns about Secretary DeVos and the Department of Education’s plans to protect students on campus. While today’s proposal incorporates a few of the positive changes we fought for, the rules released today remain fundamentally flawed and are a step backward.”

Attorney General Shapiro Demands Secretary DeVos Begin Granting Relief for Tens of Thousands of Eligible Borrowers
October 31, 2018

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro yesterday called on the U.S. Department of Education to immediately discharge the student loans of eligible borrowers who attended schools that abruptly shut down before they could complete their degrees. Many of those schools were predatory, for-profit colleges.

Attorney General Shapiro Protects Student Borrowers as Federal Judge Denies Motion from For-Profit School Industry
October 17, 2018

HARRISBURG — Following a successful effort by state Attorneys General to save critical student loan protections, a federal judge today rejected a challenge to the Borrower Defense Rule and ordered its immediate implementation for students nationwide.

Attorney General Josh Shapiro Calls On Education Secretary Betsy DeVos to Scrap Plan to Eliminate Key Protections for Students from Predatory For-Profit Schools
September 14, 2018

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro led a coalition of 21 Attorneys General today to formally oppose U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ plan to eliminate the Gainful Employment Rule, which requires schools to provide information about their programs’ costs, debt load, success rate, expected earnings and other critical information so students and families can make informed choices.

Statement of Attorney General Josh Shapiro on Department of Education’s and Secretary DeVos’ Proposed Repeal of the Gainful Employment Rule
August 10, 2018

HARRISBURG — “The Department of Education’s move today to obliterate the Gainful Employment Rule is another move by Secretary Devos to prioritize deceptive for-profit colleges over students working to earn an education,” Attorney General Josh Shapiro said.

Attorney General Shapiro Opposes Re-Accreditation of For-Profit College Agency
February 20, 2018

HARRISBURG – In the wake of widespread fraud and abuse by predatory for-profit schools, Attorney General Josh Shapiro today formally opposed an application by a national accrediting agency for for-profit colleges and schools to regain its status as an accreditor, following “far-reaching oversight failures” that harmed college students and taxpayers across the country.

Attorney General Shapiro Sues U.S. Education Secretary DeVos for Refusing to Enforce Laws Designed to Protect Students from Abuse by Predatory For-profit Schools
October 17, 2017

HARRISBURG — Attorney General Josh Shapiro led a coalition of 17 other state Attorneys General today and sued the U.S. Department of Education and Secretary Betsy DeVos for refusing to enforce the Gainful Employment Rule, designed to protect students from predatory practices at for-profit schools. The rule helps students make informed choices by requiring schools […]

Attorney General Josh Shapiro Demands U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos Stop Rolling Back Critical Protections for Student Borrowers
September 26, 2017

Pennsylvania Attorney General Shapiro leads 18 Other State Attorneys General to Protect Student Borrowers in Letter to Education Secretary DeVos HARRISBURG – Today, Attorney General Josh Shapiro led a coalition of Attorneys General to send a letter to U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos, demanding the Department of Education stop its systematic rolling back […]

Attorney General Shapiro Announces $6.7 Million in Debt Relief for PA Students at For-Profit Colleges
August 17, 2017

HARRISBURG —Attorney General Josh Shapiro today announced a proposed settlement with Aequitas Capital Management, a defunct investment firm, that provides $6.7 million in debt relief for 1,200 Pennsylvanians who attended for-profit colleges. The proposed settlement, which is subject to approval by an Oregon federal court overseeing Aequitas’ receivership, is part of a broader settlement worth […]