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Office of Management and Budget Releases New “Omni-Circular” Uniform Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit...

On December 26, 2013, the Office of Management and Budget (“OMB”) released a comprehensive guidance that makes changes to the fragmented existing guidance on Administrative Requirements, Cost Principles, and Audit...more

What Public Administrators Can Learn from the Catholic Scandal

Public administrators need to be aware of good crisis management approaches. Mr. Tom Barth has written an interesting article drawing out lessons for public administrators from the Catholic Church's failures and successes in...more

Charter Schools: Leasing a surplus building from the District of Columbia

The District of Columbia has a special program to lease surplus buildings to Charter Schools. Read Roberta Colton's article to find out the details. and best practices....more

Higher Education Oversight and Governance (presentation): Role of a College Board of Trustees

Effective governance and oversight is a critical function for college and university boards of trustees. Recent scandals at prestigious universities, at least one of which resulted in significant sanctions and monetary...more

NLRB Asserts Jurisdiction Over Chicago Nonprofit Corporation That Operates Charter School

In a 3-1 decision in Chicago Mathematics & Science Academy Charter School, Inc. and Chicago Alliance of Charter Teachers & Staff, IFT, AFT, AFL-CIO, the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) asserted jurisdiction over a...more

Education Update, No. 1, January 2013: Give Generously, Keep It Legally

About a month ago, one of the school’s families that owns a popular restaurant and bar held a special fundraising event whereby 20% of the proceeds from every meal served were donated to the school. The school sent out email...more

Contrary to Union's Argument, NLRB Finds Jurisdiction Over Nonprofit Corporation Operating Charter School in Chicago

In Chicago Mathematics & Science Academy Charter School, Inc., 359 NLRB No. 41 (Dec. 14, 2012), the National Labor Relations Board ("the Board" or "NLRB") rejected the position of a teachers' union and found that it had...more

Lessons for Nonprofits from the Freeh Report by James H. Hahn, Esq.

The law firm of Freeh Sporkin & Sullivan LLP, in its capacity as Special Investigative Counsel for the Board of Trustees of The Pennsylvania State University, recently issued its report (the “Freeh Report”) on Penn State’s...more

Public Charter Schools - Second Edition

Introduction The public charter school movement has evolved for two decades, yet the challenge of securing affordable facilities continues to confront nearly every charter school. The landscape of solutions now includes...more

Unpaid Internships At Non-Profits Or Arranged By Schools

Our earlier post prompted questions about whether federal Fair Labor Standards Act principles are different for unpaid internships at non-profit organizations or for those sponsored by educational institutions for which the...more

Reliving the 200-year Saga of Benjamin Franklin’s Massachusetts Trust

Next year, 2013, marks the 20th anniversary of the judicial/political resolution of the final controversy over the administration and disposition of a certain Massachusetts-sited trust established under the will of Benjamin...more

Ober|Kaler Nonprofits Alert: Can an Effective Whistleblower Policy Prevent Misconduct?

As reflected in recent headlines, high-ranking leaders of a public university and nonprofit charitable organization are now under the microscope for failure to adequately address allegations of specific misconduct. The CEO of...more

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