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As a follow up to its initial inquiry earlier this year, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (“CFPB”) is alerting financial institutions about the “potentially risky practice of making secret payments” to colleges and...more
The CFPB wants financial institutions to post on their websites their marketing agreements with colleges and universities for financial products other than credit cards, such as deposit accounts, prepaid cards and financial...more
Information travels at the speed of light in an era where everyone is connected through Internet, social media, text messages and smartphones. Yet legislation lags behind. Many cases of student harassment have emerged in...more
The Federal Trade Commission has revised its Guides for Private Vocational and Distance Education Schools, generally referred to as the “Vocational School Guides” (Guides). The Guides are intended to advise businesses that...more
In response to a series of cyber bullying related teen suicides that took place in Los Angeles last year, the Southern California school district has decided to employ a social media monitoring service enabling the school to...more
For-profit education needs rebranding. With the recent appointment of Michael Dakduk as key advisor to the Association of Private Sector Colleges and Universities, the sector has made a step in the right direction. The...more
As I mentioned earlier this week in discussing Performance Marketing, the Illinois Supreme Court has been a somewhat cool audience over the past ten years for constitutional claims. That’s why it was mildly surprising late...more
NLA media access Ltd. (NLA) and The Copyright Licensing Agency Ltd. (CLA) last month announced a partnership that aims to “streamline and simplify copyright licensing for UK schools and higher education”....more
ESPN reported in August that Heisman Trophy winner Johnny Manziel “…agreed to sign memorabilia in exchange for a five-figure flat fee during his trip to Miami for the Discover BCS National Championship.”
Of course the...more
Recently, the Illinois Appellate Court clarified three key provisions of the Illinois Freedom of Information Act: the “predecisional” or “deliberative process” exemption; the exemption for unwarranted invasion of personal...more
A superior court ordered a newspaper publisher to pay the attorney fees of a school district because it determined the publisher’s Public Records Act petition was frivolous. The court of appeal held that the publisher’s...more
If a student sends an e-mail complaining about a professor, should the professor have the right to see the name of the student that wrote the complaint? ...more
Earlier this year, a commotion was caused when it became public that Harvard University had monitored, accessed, and reviewed several Harvard deans’ e-mails as part of an internal investigation....more
On July 23, 2013, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released the 175-page text of a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking to transform the Schools and Libraries component of its Universal Service program—more commonly known...more
The Federal Communications Commission, in a Notice of Proposed Rulemaking (NPRM) released yesterday, declared that connection to the Internet alone will no longer be the standard of success for the E-rate program. Speed and...more
As any recent college graduate knows, upon graduation you join an alumni network that carries with it a certain perception. While your GPA, field of study and extracurriculars are key in obtaining that all-important first...more
Last December in the document Modernising Copyright the government set out its decisions to amend some of the current exceptions to copyright protection and to add some new ones. The Intellectual Property Office has now...more
In this presentation:
- How Did We Get Here?
- Complying With Advertising & Marketing Laws
- Increased Enforcement Activity By Federal And State Regulators
- Compliance Tips
Please see full...more
In a newly released Order, the FCC upheld a Universal Service Administrative Company finding that a school district had violated the Commission’s competitive bidding rules by failing to weigh price as the primary factor in...more
In a recent decision, the first federal appellate court to address the rights of school officials to search student cell phones held that a student’s violation of a school rule regarding technology did not justify a general...more
The Omnibus Rule went into effect on March 26, 2013. While covered entities and business associates have until Sept. 23, 2013, to comply with new restrictions and obligations, they can take advantage of the rule’s benefits...more
With text messages, Tweets, Facebook posts and other digital communications so prevalent in student’s lives, schools have been struggling to deal with the influx of mobile devices on campus. Last week, the Sixth U.S. Circuit...more
Earlier this week, Harvard University acknowledged the fact that, in the wake of last summer’s cheating scandal that rocked the campus, it had secretly searched the e-mail accounts of 16 Resident Deans. The e-mail search was...more
Senate Bill 499, introduced by three Oregon Senators on February 7, 2013, would prohibit employers and universities, both public and private, from requiring applicants to turn over passwords to their personal social...more
Each Tuesday the #Edchat hashtag brings together educators from across the globe to discuss education-related topics on Twitter. Last week one of the questions on #Edchat was “How do we train educators to teach in programs...more