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Department of Education Issues Proposed Rule Regulating the Funding of Career Colleges
Posted on 24 Apr 2014 by GreenbergTraurig

The Department of Education (DOE) has issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (the “Proposed Rule”), which would establish measures for determining whether certain postsecondary educational programs prepare students for gainful employment in... Read More

U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance on Title IV Eligibility for Students Without a High School Diploma Who Are Enrolled in Eligible Career Pathway Programs
Posted on 10 Jul 2015 by Duane Morris LLP

On May 22, 2015, the U.S. Department of Education ("ED" or "the Department") released guidance regarding a December 2014 amendment to the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, that makes an individual without a high school diploma... Read More

State Net Capitol Journal Spotlight: Hot Issues Won't Vary Much In 2014
Posted on 9 Dec 2013 by State Net

For most states, 2013 was a welcome respite from the usual election year political gridlock. That all changes next year, with 38 governorships, 46 legislative chambers, 33 United States Senate seats and all 435 House of Representatives seats up for grabs... Read More

White House Report Signals Enhanced Title IX Enforcement
Posted on 13 May 2014 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

By James H. Newberry Jr., Of Counsel, Steptoe & Johnson PLLC On April 29, the White House released “Not Alone,” the first report of the White House Task Force to Protect Students from Sexual Assault. As a result of this report, many... Read More

Congress and the Higher Education Act: What’s On the Table? What’s To Come? Our Look at the Major Proposals
Posted on 11 Nov 2014 by DLA Piper

By Dennis M. Cariello , Lawrence E. Levinson , Nathaniel J. Bell , John A. Miller* 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... Read More

U.S. Department of Education Fines College for Job Placement Rate Disclosure Violations
Posted on 23 Jun 2015 by Ballard Spahr LLP

The U.S. Department of Education (Department) intends to fine a college more than $29 million for allegedly misrepresenting job placement rates and failing to comply with federal placement rate disclosure requirements. The fine will be imposed on May... Read More

Ten Questions to Ask to Prevent Academic Fraud
Posted on 27 Jan 2015 by Steptoe & Johnson PLLC

In the aftermath of the most recent report on the academic fraud scandal at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, presidents and trustees have to wonder whether such events are happening on their campus. While one would hope that is not the... Read More

New Restrictions on Campus Financial Products Proposed by Department of Education
Posted on 22 Jun 2015 by Ballard Spahr LLP

The U.S. Department of Education has issued proposed revisions to its Title IV Higher Education Act (HEA) cash management rules that include significant new restrictions on financial products used to disburse credit balance funds to students. Credit balances... Read More