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Is Punishment Dead in America?
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Michigan is poised to officially ban student-athletes at public colleges and universities from forming or joining a labor union. Gov. Rick Snyder is expected to sign the recently passed bill into law by the end of the year. ...more
I. Assembly Bill 2073
On August 22, 2014, Assembly Bill 2073 authored by Assembly Member Frank Bigelow was signed by Governor Brown and will become law effective January 1, 2015. Existing law generally prohibits the...more
The Illinois Supreme Court just announced that on Thursday morning, it will hand down decisions in two civil cases:
Bettis v. Marsaglia, No. 117050 – “Does a plaintiff’s failure to name the Electoral Board as a party...more
As a part of President Obama’s recent announcement regarding his executive action on immigration, Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Jeh Johnson issued several memoranda to the directors of US Citizenship and...more
During its September term, the Illinois Supreme Court heard oral argument in Bettis v. Marsaglia. Bettis presents an issue of potential significance to election lawyers: is a petition for Circuit Court review from an...more
As employers and educators of hundreds of thousands of foreign nationals each year, U.S. colleges and universities will be uniquely impacted by President Obama’s new actions targeting the U.S. immigration system....more
The General Assembly adjourned “sine die” on Wednesday, August 20. During the interim, the MVA Public Affairs Legislative Report on North Carolina will be distributed biweekly to keep you up to date on the latest legislative...more
South Carolina Elections 2014 -
The highlights of South Carolina’s races include Governor Nikki Haley fending off Democratic State Senator Vincent Sheheen to return to the governor’s mansion for a second term; U.S....more
The Education Code and the Courts Have Established Rules and Regulations for Campuses -
With the election just days away, school superintendents, board members, administrators and principals are often confronted with...more
In the days leading up to a national election, it can be challenging to navigate the waves of analysis and prognostication that flow forth from inside the Beltway, even when your interests are narrowly focused on a specific...more
California recently enacted a new law that will significantly alter the regulation of many in-state and out-of-state postsecondary institutions. The new law will have an immediate impact on a number of issues, and it signals...more
On September 29, 2014, California Governor Jerry Brown, signed a bill into law that mandates the protection of the personal data of school children that use online educational programs. The Student Online Personal Information...more
With the reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA) in full swing, the time is ripe for Congress to reconsider current laws prohibiting postsecondary institutions that declare bankruptcy from participating in the...more
Under the Dome: Inside the Maine State House provides a high-level overview of recent activity at the Maine State House.
Maine Senate Confirms 50 of 51 Gubernatorial Nominees -
On September 30th, the Maine...more
As reported by EdWeek, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Education Jim Shelton is planning to resign at the end of this year. “Before being promoted to deputy secretary, Shelton was the assistant secretary for innovation and...more
As part of the “Not Alone” campaign focusing on preventing sexual assault and violence, the White House released new guidance documents as part of “It’s On Us,” a new education campaign that seeks to “engage college students...more
The House of Representatives has seen a lot of action on the higher education front this year. Not only has Committee on Education and the Workforce (Ed and Workforce) Chairman John Kline passed a number of bills out of...more
The Fair Political Practices Commission has initiated a proactive approach to auditing and investigating reporting violations, some focused on school district officials. Rather than waiting for a violation to be brought to...more
There are many possible responses to the problem of the increasing cost of higher education. Once such response is to impose price controls on colleges and universities. Last week, the committe on higher education in the...more
On September 19, 2014, Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA), Chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Senator Jeff Merkley (D-OR) introduced the “Protecting Students from Worthless Degrees...more
Higher Education Reform and Opportunity Act – H.R. 4612 / S. 1904 -
On January 9, 2014, Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) introduced the Higher Education Reform and Opportunity Act of 2013 (Rep. Ron DeSantis (R-FL) introduced a...more
Late last week we released an Alert entitled,”Congress and the Higher Education Act: what’s on the table? What’s to come? Our look at the major proposals,” which summarizes our views on where things stand legislatively in...more
Congress is well into the process of passing a reauthorization of the Higher Education Act (HEA), and many members of Congress have introduced bills addressing many aspects of higher education that concern the public....more
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