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Important Notice on State Authorization of Distance Education Programs

In an unofficial federal register notice published yesterday, the Department of Education explained that as a result of the April 26, 2019 decision in National Education Association v. DeVos, No. 18-cv-05173-LB (N.D. CA April 26, 2019), which went into effect on May 26, 2019, the final state authorization regulations, published December 19, 2016 (81 FR 92236), took effect. These regulations contain important changes to Sections 600.2 (Definition of a “State authorization reciprocity agreement”), 600.9(c) (State authorization); 668.2 (Definition of “Distance Education”) and 668.50 (Institutional disclosures for distance or correspondence programs).

  Jul 23, 2019  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

Breaking News: U.S. DOE Rescinds Gainful Employment (GE) Rule – Official Version to be posted on July 1

Late on June 28, 2019, the U.S. Department of Education rescinded the “Gainful Employment” (GE) Rule.  (The Department posted the “unpublished” notice in the rescinded GE Rule on Friday and will post the official version on July 1).  The GE Rule applied to all programs at all Title IV eligible […]

  Jun 28, 2019  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

UPDATE: DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION LAUNCHES INVESTIGATION INTO REPORTING OF FOREIGN GIFTS AT YALE AND HARVARD

The U.S. Department of Education has launched new investigations at both Yale University and Harvard University relating to Section 117 of the Higher Education Act.  This law requires postsecondary institutions to report foreign gifts and contracts from the same foreign source that, alone or combined, have a value of $250,000 […]

  Feb 14, 2020  |  By    |   On Education

Debbie Osgood Examines Proposed Title IX Regulatory Updates at Stetson National Conference on Law and Higher Education

HMBR is one of the sponsors of the Stetson University 2020 National Conference on Law and Higher Education. The Conference takes place January 29 through February 3rd.  Debbie Osgood, partner at HMBR, along with Jennifer Hammat, dean of students at University of Southern Indiana, will be conducting a session on […]

  Jan 31, 2020  |  By    |   On Education

Bolton Throws His Own Hand Grenade Into Senate Trial – Pat Deady Guest Authors in Markin Report

Bolton Throws His Own Hand Grenade Into Senate Trial

  Jan 30, 2020  |  By    |   On Firm News

office of civil rights opens new proactive, technical assistance office

U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos has announced  that a new technical assistance office will be opened to serve as a FREE national civil rights compliance resource for colleges, universities and other schools. The new office will be called the “OPEN Center” – short for “Outreach, Prevention, Education and […]

  Jan 21, 2020  |  By    |   On Education

Patrick Deady follows up with Cheddar News Network on the Trump Impeachment Trial and the legal teams representing both sides

Patrick E. Deady, shareholder and head of Litigation Practice at HMBR, follows up with Cheddar News Network on the Trump impeachment trial discussing the members of the Trump’s defense team and the House managers for the prosecution.  Patrick also talks about the possible strategies each side will present.  View the […]

  Jan 21, 2020  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

Debbie Osgood Presenting at Upcoming Webinar: Title IX Procedures – Reviewing the Final Regulation and What Your Institution Needs to do to Comply

Debbie Osgood will be presenting an online seminar providing an overview of the anticipated changes to Title IX regulations and requirements to be issued by the U. S Department of Education and how they impact your institution. Debbie is a partner in Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd.’s Education Practice. […]

  Jan 14, 2020  |  By    |   On Education

Patrick Deady joins Cheddar News Network to Discuss the Impeachment Trial Process

  Patrick E. Deady, shareholder and head of Litigation Practice at HMBR, discusses impeachment on the Cheddar News Network.  Speaking with anchors Baker Machado and J. D. Durkin, Mr. Deady compared the current impeachment process moving forward in the Senate with the Clinton impeachment trial and what could happen if […]

  Dec 27, 2019  |  By    |   On Firm News

Data Security at Postsecondary Institutions: The Federal Standards Every Title IV Institution Should Follow to Protect Student Information

The U.S. Department of Education recently met with interested stakeholders to discuss data security protocols issued by the National Institute of Standards and Technology (“NIST”). The NIST is tasked with developing consistent security standards and guidelines for processing, storing, and transmitting “Controlled Unclassified Information” (“CUI”) managed by nonfederal organizations. Relevant […]

  Dec 16, 2019  |  By    |   On Education

Client Alert: Donations from Foreign Sources Come Under Heightened Federal Scrutiny

In a recent letter to the Senate Subcommittee on Homeland Security and Government Affairs Committee (“Subcommittee”), the Department of Education’s Principal Deputy Counsel Reed R. Rubinstein shared preliminary findings from six investigations under Section 117 of the Higher Education Act, as amended.  The investigations were launched, in part, as a […]

  Dec 16, 2019  |  By    |   On Education

If we get to a Senate impeachment trial, who will testify? Patrick Deady’s commentary in Chicago Tribune

Patrick Deady, an HMBR shareholder, and former federal prosecutor, discusses the Senate proceedings if an impeachment trial is conducted against President Donald Trump. Mr. Deady’s commentary was published in The Chicago Tribune, December 9, 2019.  The full article can be read here.

  Dec 10, 2019  |  By    |   On Firm News