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|Department of Education Issues Proposed Rule Regulating the Funding of Career Colleges|
Peter L. Cockrell, Brett M. Kitt, Gil Rudolph; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
March 27, 2014, previously published on March 20, 2014On March 14th, the Department of Education (DOE) issued a notice of proposed rulemaking (the “Proposed Rule”), which would establish measures for determining whether certain postsecondary educational programs prepare students for gainful employment in a recognized occupation (“GE...
|Update on Recent Education Legislation Small Business Procurement and Contract Act For Postsecondary Institutions, Employment Contracts for Local Agency Executives, Sex Offenders on School Grounds, and Graduation Requirements for Pupils in Foster Care|
Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann Girard A Law Corporation;
March 18, 2014, previously published on March 13, 2014Pursuant to the Small Business and Procurement Act, a state agency may award a contract with a value between $5,000 and $250,000 for goods, services, or information technology to a certified small business including a disabled veteran business enterprise and a microbusiness, without complying with...
|Kansas Supreme Court Issues Ruling in School Finance Case|
Bryan E. Mouber; Baker Sterchi Cowden & Rice, L.L.C.;
March 17, 2014, previously published on March 7, 2014This morning, in a decision of interest to many residents and practitioners in Kansas the Supreme Court of Kansas issued its long-anticipated ruling in the school finance case, and held:
|This Week at the Iowa Supreme Court|
Ryan G. Koopmans; Nyemaster Goode, P.C.;
March 17, 2014, previously published on March 10, 2014It’s a busy two days for the Iowa Supreme Court. Today, the justices will hear argument in eight cases, and tomorrow they’ll travel to Clarinda where they’ll take in two more cases and visit several Southwest Iowa schools.
|Adjustments To Common Core Implementation|
Lamb Barnosky LLP;
March 17, 2014The State Board of Regents' P-12 Education and Higher Education Committees have adopted several reform measures that were recommended by a P-12 Education Committee Work Group regarding the implementation of the new Common Core Standards. In December 2013, this Work Group was tasked with reviewing...
|Department of Education Issues Draft Regulation Implementing Campus SaVE’s Changes to the Clery Act|
Joseph W. Cornelison; Husch Blackwell LLP;
March 14, 2014, previously published on March 11, 2014The Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act was enacted as part of the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, and its provisions amend various aspects of the Clery Act dealing with campus safety and security procedures and reporting. Every postsecondary institution participating...
|Protect Your Children From "One-Click" Liability Schools Must Reform Cyberbullying and Sexting Policies|
Brett M. Renzenbrink; Strauss Troy Co., L.P.A.;
March 12, 2014, previously published on February 27, 2014Children “sexting” is considered pornography under Ohio law, even if it is from a minor child to another minor child. And, cyberbullying is a crime. Here’s what you need to know to protect your children.
|School-Facilitated Internships: No Worries, Right?|
John E. Thompson; Fisher & Phillips LLP;
March 12, 2014, previously published on February 28, 2014We have long warned that one should not simply assume that an internship associated with or sponsored by an educational institution falls outside of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act's requirements. Our caution includes situations in which the intern receives academic credit for the time so...
|University Entitled to Fee Award after Defending Meritless Discrimination Claim, California Court Rules|
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 11, 2014, previously published on March 6, 2014Finding an employee’s lawsuit under the California Fair Employment and Housing Act (“FEHA”) was “without merit[,] frivolous and vexatious,” the California Court of Appeal has affirmed an award of attorneys’ fees in the amount of $100,000 in favor of the employer....
|University Professor’s Religious Speech Not Protected, Mississippi Federal Court Rules|
Jackson Lewis P.C.;
March 11, 2014, previously published on March 6, 2014Finding a professor’s reported comments to students regarding his religious beliefs were not protected under the First Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, a federal court in Mississippi granted summary judgment in favor of a state university on the professor’s retaliation claim. Payne...