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Category: Education

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

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

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

Debbie Osgood Quoted in Report Issued by U.S. Commission on Civil Rights on Hate Crimes

The U.S. Commission on Civil Rights (USCCR) has issued their report: “In the name of Hate: Examining the Federal Government’s Role in Responding to Hate Crimes”.  The Commission held a full-day public briefing in May, 2018 where HMBR Partner, Debbie Osgood, was a panelist at the briefing and spoke before […]

  Nov 20, 2019  |  By    |   On Education

New Title IX Rules Move Forward

By Debbie Osgood and Linh T. Nguyen The U.S. Department of Education is one step closer to issuing new Title IX rules for colleges and universities.  On November 4, 2019, the Department officially sent its proposed Title IX rules to the         Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs […]

  Nov 6, 2019  |  By    |   On Education

Debbie Osgood to Present on New Title IX Regulations at Vizient University Health System Consortium in Chicago

Debbie Osgood, Partner at Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd., will be leading a session at the Legal and Compliance Network Meeting being held by the Vizient University Health System Consortium.  The Meeting will be held October 24-25, 2019 at the Conrad Hotel in Chicago,   Debbie’s session, ” Title IX […]

  Oct 23, 2019  |  By    |   On Education

Debbie Osgood presents at University of Vermont Conference on Legal Issues in Higher Education

On Monday, October 14, 2019, Debbie Osgood will speak at two sessions at the University of Vermont’s Legal Issues in Higher Education Conference. Presenting with Seth Gilbertson and Gemma Rinefierd, the first session is “ABCs of OCRs – About the Office and How to Handle a Civil Rights Complaint.”  At […]

  Oct 10, 2019  |  By    |   On Education

New Sexual Harassment Legislation in Illinois

On August 9, 2019, Governor Pritzker signed into law a new sexual harassment law (Senate Bill 75), entitled the Workplace Transparency Act (“Act”). The new statewide sexual harassment law creates new requirements for Illinois employers.  The Act is effective January 1, 2020, so employers are encouraged to start reviewing their […]

  Aug 16, 2019  |  By    |   On Education

Announcement of Fall Title IX Training Sessions

“Ensuring Equity and Due Process in Title IX Hearings:   Training for Hearing Panels and Hearing Officers”   The reviews are in for the new Title IX training provided by HMBR partner Debbie Osgood and colleague Rebecca Veidlinger (principal of her own law firm) for hearing panel members and hearing […]

  Aug 13, 2019  |  By    |   On Education