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Minnesota House Republicans Announce Updated Budget Targets

by Stinson Leonard Street on

Last week, the House of Representatives Republican majority announced their budget targets for the 2018 legislative session. In February the Minnesota Management and Budget projected the state to have a $329 million surplus. ...more

Getting Ready for ED’s New State Authorization Rule

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

As institutions with online programming are well aware, the U.S. Department of Education’s new “state authorization” rule is set to become effective this coming July 1, 2018. Among other things, the rule will require...more

Labor & Employment Newsletter - March 2018: Employer-Assisted Student Loan Repayment Programs: A Possible Solution to a Growing...

by Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP on

Even casual observers of today's news know the problem of student debt in America is significant and growing. There is currently more than $1.5 trillion in student loan debt owed by American workers, and default rates have...more

The Weekly Round-Up: White House Proposes Cuts to Government Benefits for Immigrants, Temporary Protection for Liberians, and New...

President Trump Proposal Severely Limits Government Benefits for Immigrants - A leaked proposed rule from the White House, if instituted, would deny almost all public benefits for non-American citizens, including certain...more

California Court Creates Special Duty for Colleges to Protect Students

On March 22, 2018, the top California Court stated for the first time that there is a special relationship between colleges and their enrolled students which gives rise to an exception to the general rule that there is no...more

Know Your Terms of Use: Steps to Take When Contracting With Third Party Online Education Tools

by Pessin Katz Law, P.A. on

Technology has become an integral part of public education as we know it. With advancements in technology steadily progressing throughout society, the use of electronic resources continues to extend further into classrooms...more

Inadequate and Incorrect Visa Applications, Increased State Department Scrutiny Lead to 17% Drop in Granted F-1 Student Visa...

Last week, the American Immigration Counsel reported a sharp, one-year decline in the number of F-1 Student Visas issued to international students seeking to study in US colleges and universities. According to the Counsel,...more

Political Campaigns, College Campuses, and Free Speech

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

With the midterm spring primary election season looming, many educational institutions are witnessing heightened political awareness and activism among students and employees. ...more

Blog: Is a Kinder, Gentler Gainful Employment Reg in the Works While ED Announces Steps to Publish New Rates?

by Cooley LLP on

Keeping up with the Gainful Employment Rule has been a full time job in recent months. Between new Department of Education actions to prepare a second set of GE rates, negotiated rulemaking to write a new rule, a lawsuit...more

Grab The Spotlight In Haste, Repent In Leisure

by SmithAmundsen LLC on

Buried on the third and fourth pages of The Wall Street Journal and my local newspaper recently, I found two interesting business stories. These stories followed much more prominent stories. In the first, the WSJ reported...more

[Webinar] Enhancing Cyber Security Education – What's Changing In 2018? - April 11th or 12th, 12:00pm ET

by Cybint on

Set your cybersecurity program apart by getting your students cyber-ready with the practical skills required in the workforce....more

Are High School Sports Dangerous Enough to Become a Custody Issue?

Recently the New York Times highlighted a Pennsylvania child custody case focusing on whether or not a child who has sustained multiple concussions should continue to play football. The court has allowed the child to play...more

Web Exclusive: "It Can’t Happen Here, Can It?” Now Is The Time To Assess Your School’s Safety And Security Protocols

by Fisher Phillips on

Recent events at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida have caused many in the education community to think about their own campuses and the safety and security measures they have employed over the years....more

Addressing the Needs of Students with Disabilities in Crisis Planning

by Barley Snyder on

In light of the recent events across the country, school districts should review of emergency management plans in place for all students, including students with special needs. Emergency management plans must comply with the...more

New York Court Addresses Coverage for School District’s Alleged Civil Rights Violations

In its recent decision in Graphic Arts Mut. Ins. Co. v. Pine Bush Central School District, 2018 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 1553 (N.Y. 2d Dep’t Mar. 9, 2018), the Second Department of the New York Appellate Division had occasion to...more

Your School Could Be One Click Away From A Lawsuit

by Fisher Phillips on

The education industry continues to be at the forefront when it comes to using emerging technology and digital marketing. For most schools, their website functions as the new reception area (albeit virtual), where both...more

Labor Department’s New Approach Is A Game Changer For Student Internships

by Fisher Phillips on

The U.S. Department of Labor rang in the new year by announcing that it will abandon its rigid six-part test for determining whether interns qualify as employees under federal wage and hour law, introducing some much-needed...more

Reed College faces Union vote among its student housing advisors

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Union organizing among students is not just limited to teaching assistants. Other students who are being paid and supervised by a college or university may select a bargaining representative, at least, until the Labor Board...more

CMS now allows medical student documentation for E/M billing

by Bricker & Eckler LLP on

On February 2, 2018, the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) issued an update to the Medicare Claims Processing Manual, stating that all medical student documentation can be used for evaluation and management (E/M)...more

Latest Developments From The Connecticut General Assembly On Education Related Legislation (And A March 8th Public Hearing)

On Thursday, March 8, 2018, the General Assembly’s Education Committee will conduct a public hearing on the following proposed bills...more

The Next Generation Of Vaping Is Here

by Fisher Phillips on

A student tells the dean of your high school that there is a girl in the library who seems very ill. The dean finds the ill student with her head down, moaning. He asks her what’s wrong, and the student says she vaped and...more

Will the Higher Education Act be reauthorized in 2018?

by Thompson Coburn LLP on

The Higher Education Act (HEA) was signed into law in 1965 by President Lyndon Johnson as part of his Great Society initiative. It is the basic federal law intended to increase accessibility to higher education by all. About...more

Student activism after Parkland—Some First Amendment considerations for school district leaders

by Hogan Lovells on

After the tragic February 14 shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida, students across the country have taken to the streets. Students have met with lawmakers, engaged in protests, and staged...more

After the MDR: What to do if student’s misbehavior is manifestation of disability

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

A middle school student with ADHD is suspended for 12 days after getting into a fight in the cafeteria. The student’s IEP team conducts a manifestation determination review and concludes that the student’s problem behavior...more

National School Walk-out: Points to Consider as You Prepare

by Harris Beach PLLC on

An open letter - In light of recent events, schools across New York and the country are preparing for a student demonstration that could have millions joining a walkout. There are many stakeholders- students, parents,...more

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