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CLIENT ALERT: U.S DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION RELEASES NEW GUIDANCE ON ADDRESSING HATE-BASED DISCRIMINATION IN SCHOOLS

On November 7, 2023, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”)  released a new Dear Colleague Letter reminding schools of their legal obligations under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (“Title VI”) to provide all students, including students who are or are perceived to […]

  Nov 8, 2023  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ANNOUNCES NEGOTIATED RULEMAKING AFTER SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN STUDENT DEBT FORGIVENESS PLAN

In a 6-3 decision issued on June 30, 2023, the U.S. Supreme Court held in Biden v. Nebraska that the Secretary of Education did not have authority under the Higher Education Relief Opportunities for Students Act of 2003 (“HEROES Act”) to establish a loan forgiveness program that would have cancelled […]

  Jul 10, 2023  |  By    |   On Education

CLIENT ALERT: SUPREME COURT EFFECTIVELY ENDS THE USE OF RACE IN ADMISSIONS

By Linh Nguyen and Dan Lydon In a landmark 6-3 decision with significant legal and practical consequences for public and private higher education institutions, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the use of race as a factor in admissions by Harvard College and the University of North Carolina (UNC) […]

  Jun 30, 2023  |  By    |   On Education

CLIENT ALERT: FTC’S UPDATED REQUIREMENTS TO GLBA “SAFEGUARD RULE” EFFECTIVE DECEMBER 9, 2022

By Linh Nguyen and Dan Lydon Nearly one year ago, the Federal Trade Commission (“FTC”) issued a Final Rule on standards for safeguarding customer information (“Safeguard Rule”) pursuant to the Gramm Leach Bliley Act (“GLBA”). The GLBA is a data privacy law that requires “financial institutions” to implement policies and […]

  Nov 9, 2022  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

Congratulations to American Association of Cosmetology School Award Winners

HMBR would like to congratulate our clients, Tricoci University and Evergreen Beauty College, who won awards at the Second Annual Golden School Awards at the American Association of Cosmetology Schools (AACS) conference October 13-16, 2022 in New Orleans.  Tricoci University won for School of the Year, and Evergreen Beauty College, […]

  Oct 20, 2022  |  By    |   On Education

CLIENT ALERT: U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION RELEASES GUIDANCE ON THE AMERICAN RESCUE PLAN (HEERF III)

The U.S. Department of Education (“Department”) recently issued a set of frequently asked questions (“FAQs”) on the American Rescue Plan Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (“HEERF III”). Congress passed the American Rescue Plan Act (“ARP”) in March of 2021 to provide approximately $40 billion for colleges and universities in their […]

  May 13, 2021  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION ANNOUNCES COMPREHENSIVE REVIEW OF TITLE IX REGULATIONS ISSUED BY THE TRUMP ADMINISTRATION

By: Debbie Osgood and Linh T. Nguyen In a press release and letter issued earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) has outlined its approach to implementing President Biden’s March 8, 2021 Executive Order on Guaranteeing an Educational Environment Free from Discrimination on the […]

  Apr 7, 2021  |  By    |   On Compliance - Title IX

Client Alert: U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance on the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

Last week, the U.S. Department of Education (“ED”) issued much-anticipated guidance to higher education institutions on the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (“HEERF”). For an overview of HEERF I, HEERF II, and HEERF III funds, please visit our previous blog posts. The new guidance, issued in three documents, addresses accounting […]

  Mar 22, 2021  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

The American Rescue Plan Act and Its Impact to the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund

On March 11, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021 (“ARP”). The ARP is a $1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill intended to speed up the nation’s efforts to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic. For the higher education community, the ARP provides almost $40 billion for colleges […]

  Mar 22, 2021  |  By    |   On COVID-19 and Cares Act (EDUCATION)

Potential Changes to Title IX Under the New Administration: Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation

On January 20, 2021, President Biden issued an Executive Order on Preventing and Combating Discrimination on the Basis of Gender Identity or Sexual Orientation. The Executive Order suggests that there will be a reversal of many of the Trump Administration’s approaches to LGBTQ equality that will broaden the protections of […]

  Feb 4, 2021  |  By    |   On Compliance - Title IX