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FEDERAL STUDENT AID: The Program Review Process – A Former Fed’s Advice on what to Expect and How to Respond

If you are reading this, you are probably well aware that Federal Student Aid (FSA) in the U.S. Department of Education (Department) conducts program reviews at institutions such as yours to verify compliance with the Title IV Higher Education Act (Title IV) rules and regulations. We think it would be […]

  Jun 26, 2018  |  By    |   On Education

Debbie Osgood – Speaks on Title IX Compliance Updates and OCR Enforcement

  Debbie Osgood will be the key speaker at an upcoming webinar presented by Stetson University College of Law Title IX Compliance Issues in the Trump Era: Updates on Title IX Policy and OCR Enforcement June 12, 2018 1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Eastern Register Now: $250 Speaker: Debbie Osgood, Esq. […]

  Jun 1, 2018  |  By    |   On Education

Gainful Employment Updates

As we await the publication of the Notice of Proposed Rulemaking for the Gainful Employment Rule (OMB started review on the rule on May 17, 2018), schools should not forget that June 13th is a deadline for reviewing and submitting corrections to their Draft GE Completer’s List.  This is a […]

  May 30, 2018  |  By    |   On Education

HMBR Attorneys to Present at the 2018 CECU Legal Workshop and Convention in Orlando, Florida

     Don’t miss the 2018 CECU Legal Workshop and Convention  June 3 – 6, 2018 Orlando, Florida        Hogan Marren Babbo & Rose, Ltd. attorneys will be presenting and participating on panels at CECU’s Legal Workshop and Convention.          At the Legal Workshop, on Monday, June 4, […]

  May 22, 2018  |  By    |   On Education

OCR Offers New – and FREE – Technical Assistance In Website Accessibility Issues

With Jonathan Helwink After recently dismissing hundreds of a single complainant’s website accessibility cases due to a lack of sufficient agency resources, the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) announced that it is launching a new proactive technical assistance initiative to help schools of all types in making […]

  May 17, 2018  |  By    |   On Education

Cashing In On Collegiate Sports?

On Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court struck down the Professional and Amateur Sports Protection Act (“PASPA”) in the case of Murphy, Governor of New Jersey, et. al. v. National Collegiate Athletic Assn, et. al.  For more than 25 years, PASPA had prohibited all but a handful of grandfathered states from […]

  May 17, 2018  |  By    |   On Education

“In the Name of Hate: Examining the Federal Government’s Role in Preventing Hate Crimes”

Debbie Osgood, partner at HMBR, will be speaking as a panelist before the U.S. Commissions on Civil Rights, May 11th, 2018.  Debbie will be discussing harassment in education and OCR’s role in addressing harassment.  To watch the USCCR session on hate crimes, click here.  To read Debbie’s address to the […]

  May 11, 2018  |  By    |   On Education

Reclaiming the Amateurism Foundations of College Basketball

Earlier this week, the independent Commission on College Basketball (“Commission”) released its 60-page report containing far-reaching recommendations in furtherance of the sport. The twelve-member Commission, headed by former US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, was formed in the aftermath of last year’s FBI investigation into corruption and fraud in college […]

  May 4, 2018  |  By    |   On Education

Debbie Osgood Quoted in New York Times on Changes to OCR’s Case Processing Procedures

Debbie Osgood, partner at HMBR, has been quoted in the New York Times  April 21, 2018 issue discussing the changes to the Office for Civil Rights case processing procedures.  Click here to read the full article.  

  Apr 27, 2018  |  By    |   On Education

GDPR and Higher Education in the US: An Overview

Welcome to the first in HMBR’s series of FAQ’s developed to inform colleges and universities in the United States (US) about the GDPR and how various activities may bring them under the jurisdiction of European Union (EU) data protection authorities, even when they have no established presence in the EU. […]

  Apr 6, 2018  |  By    |   On Data Privacy and Protection
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