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The Repeal of the 80/20 Regime

On August 10, 2010, the President signed into law the Education, Jobs and Medicaid Assistance Act , P.L. 111-226, which, although not evident in the name of the Act, contained certain key foreign tax credit provisions and other rules that significantly affect U.S. multinational corporations. The...

Judge Upholds California's Affirmative Action Ban

SAN FRANCISCO - (AP) A federal judge on Wednesday dismissed a lawsuit challenging California's voter-approved ban on affirmative action in public university admissions. U.S. District Judge Samuel Conti ruled against the challenge to Proposition 209, which barred racial, ethnic or gender preferences...

DOJ Letter to Alabama School Districts: Children Deserve Equal Access to Public Education

"Today, the Justice Department issued a letter to Alabama school districts reminding them of their obligation under federal law that a state may not deny a child equal access to public education based on his or her immigration status. The department also requested information regarding enrollment...

Kids’ Chance of America: How You Can Make a Difference

Kids' Chance of America and two-dozen state Kids’ Chance organizations improve the lives of children with a parent killed or seriously disabled in an on-the-job injury, by providing scholarships to finish their post-high school education. At year’s end we pause to appreciate the volunteers...

Unpub. BIA Cancellation Victory; Mexico; Education; Economic Conditions

"The respondent, now 40 years old, testified that his family, including his five United States citizen daughters and his undocumented wife, would accompany him to Mexico, and that he finds it necessary to take his large family to the small village where he has his only family ties in Mexico. .....

H-1B workers are better paid, better educated, study finds

"H-1B workers are better educated than U.S. born workers and earn more, according to a new study by an independent research group. The report by two economists at the non-partisan Public Policy Institute of California, also found that, on average, H-1B workers are about 10 years younger...

Unnecessary Litigation in Workers’ Comp Claims Process: Training and Communication Are Key

By John Stahl, Esq. Dr. Bogdan Savych of the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) said at the outset of his May 10, 2012 webinar entitled “Avoiding Litigation: What Can Employers, Payers and States Do” that the goals of the workers’ compensation system included “delivering...

Unnecessary Litigation in Workers’ Comp Claims Process: Training and Communication Are Key

By John Stahl, Esq. Dr. Bogdan Savych of the Workers’ Compensation Research Institute (WCRI) said at the outset of his May 10, 2012 webinar entitled “Avoiding Litigation: What Can Employers, Payers and States Do” that the goals of the workers’ compensation system included “delivering...

Afghani Schools, Women’s Human Rights, and the Rule of Law

If you're an adult Afghani woman, you're probably one of the 94% who never attended school because the Taliban prohibited it. Although 3 million girls now attend school in Afghanistan, the long-term prospects for receiving an education are grim. To attend school means to risk your life...

State Net Capitol Journal Spotlight: Hot Issues Won't Vary Much In 2014

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. But amidst all that politicking, lawmakers have...

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West Virginia State University Designs Energy Management Concentration to Support West Virginia’s Growing Natural Gas Industry

By Briana J. Marino West Virginia State University has developed a new academic program designed to educate the next generation of oil and gas employees, developers, and industrialists in the Appalachian region. WVSU now offers a Concentration in Energy Management associated with its Bachelor of Science...

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Department of Education Issues Proposed Rule Regulating the Funding of Career Colleges

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 a recognized occupation (“GE Programs”...

Education, Justice Departments Update Plyler Guidance

"Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary Arne Duncan today announced updated guidance to assist public elementary and secondary schools to ensure enrollment processes are consistent with the law and fulfill their obligation to provide all children – no matter their background – equal...

White House Report Signals Enhanced Title IX Enforcement

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 Federal agencies promise more active and coordinated...

ICE Starts School for Kids Locked Up at Artesia

In order to try to avoid Hutto-like litigation , ICE is attempting to comply with New Mexico state law by giving classes to kids locked up at Artesia.

Congress and the Higher Education Act: What’s On the Table? What’s To Come? Our Look at the Major Proposals

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 many aspects of higher education that concern the...

Kids' Chance: Over $8M in Scholarships Awarded to Date

In 2013, there were 4,405 workplace fatalities in the United States. In 2011, there were more than 190,000 workers sustaining injuries that required more than thirty days of lost work time. In addition to the affected workers, the families are also impacted by these losses. Children in particular are...

Ten Questions to Ask to Prevent Academic Fraud

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 case, the trustees and senior administrators at Chapel...

New Restrictions on Campus Financial Products Proposed by Department of Education

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 result when the amount of Title IV HEA program...

U.S. Department of Education Fines College for Job Placement Rate Disclosure Violations

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 5, 2015, against San Francisco-based Heald College...

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

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 (or its recognized equivalent) or who did not...

State Net Capitol Journal – December 14, 2015; Alaska Governor Proposes Challenging Deficit Reduction Plan

Budget & Taxes AK Gov Proposes Challenging Deficit Reduction Plan Last week Alaska Gov. Bill Walker (I) unveiled his long-awaited plan to address the state’s multi-billion budget deficit, resulting from plunging oil prices and reduced oil production in the state. The proposal includes...

ICE Raids Have Chilling Effect on Education of Children: Report

Georgetown Law, Apr. 11, 2016 - "Recent raids by Immigrations and Customs Enforcement (ICE) officials have had a chilling effect on the education of recently arrived children – including those seeking asylum from the violence in Central America – according to a report published today...