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Slippery Slope: The Subcommittee on Distance Learning and Educational Innovation and Fear of the “Race to the Bottom” in Accreditation Standards

The Department of Education (“Department”) conducted its first negotiated rulemaking session on January 14-18, 2019. The Committee on Accreditation and Innovation (“Main Committee”) met on January 14th and 15th. The Subcommittee on Distance Learning and Educational Innovation (“Subcommittee”) met on January 16th and 17th with the goal of reviewing certain […]

  Jan 25, 2019  |  By    |   On Education

Charter Schools in Puerto Rico

On March 30th, 2018, the Government of Puerto Rico enacted Law Num. 85-2018, known as the Puerto Rico Education Reform Law (the “Law”).  The Law is comprehensive in nature, and designed to loosen many of the bureaucratic ills that have stymied the island’s public education system for many years.  It […]

  Jan 23, 2019  |  By    |   On Education

Off to the Races in Title IX:  What Colleges and Universities Need to Know Now About the Proposed New Title IX Rules

By Debbie Osgood and Linh Nguyen The U.S. Department of Education has released its much anticipated proposal to amend the regulations implementing Title IX and specifically the regulatory requirements relating to the obligations of colleges and universities to respond to sexual harassment.  The press release and rulemaking documents are available […]

  Nov 20, 2018  |  By    |   On Education

Legal Alert: Court Denies Preliminary Injunction in Borrower Defense Litigation (CAPPS v. DeVos)

By Linh T. Nguyen and Dennis M. Cariello U.S. District Court Judge Randolph Moss has denied California Association of Private Postsecondary Schools (“CAPPS”)’ renewed motion for a preliminary injunction to enjoin certain provisions of the 2016 Borrower Defense to Repayment (“BDR”) Final Regulations. In denying a preliminary injunction, Judge Moss […]

  Oct 17, 2018  |  By    |   On Client Alerts

Website Compliance for Higher Education in the U.S. under the GDPR

By Linh Nguyen and Sheila Sokolowski. Welcome to the second HMBR series of FAQs developed to inform colleges and universities in the United States about how various activities may bring them under the jurisdiction of European Union (EU) data protection authorities. This series focuses on website compliance and should be […]

  Oct 12, 2018  |  By    |   On Education

Federal Student Aid: Instructions for Not-for-Profit Institutions

With the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) issuance of Accounting Standards Update (ASU) 2016-14, the Federal Student Aid Office of the Department of Education has issued instructions for Not-for-Profit Institutions to Input Financial Statement Data into the eZ-Audit System.  For more information on the updates and instructions for data entry, […]

  Aug 30, 2018  |  By    |   On Education

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