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HTMLState Of The Union - What Are The Ramifications Of Northwestern University Football Players Seeking Union Recognition?
Tyrone P. Thomas; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 11, 2014, previously published on February 4, 2014
Members of the Northwestern University football team have signed a petition with the National Labor Relations Board seeking recognition as a collective bargaining unit. While the issue of union organizing by student-athletes has been championed by entities such as All Players United, this effort is...


HTMLSchools and Community Colleges Banned from Using Sole Source Procurement for Prop. 39 Funded Projects
Sophie A. Akins; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 10, 2014, previously published on January 31, 2014
Many California school districts and community college districts are gearing up to perform, or are in the process of performing, energy efficiency improvements and renewable energy projects with funds derived from Proposition 39, the California Clean Energy Jobs Act (Act). Funds for the Act are...


HTMLPrivate Sector Schools and Third-Party Student Recruitment under FTC and CFPB Scrutiny
Jonathan L. Pompan; Venable LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 7, 2014, previously published on February 2014
The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) are intensifying their regulatory and enforcement focus on proprietary schools and third-party marketing companies.


HTMLFurther Education Colleges - VAT
Withers Bergman LLP/Withers LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 6, 2014, previously published on January 29, 2014
The First-tier Tribunal has decided that certain students of further education colleges are treated as receiving their tuition 'free of charge', and thus not giving rise to a business activity. The point is important, since it could mean that the scale of business activities of such colleges is...


HTMLBrown Act Amendment Now Requires Recordation of Actions Taken During Open Sessions
Kronick Moskovitz Tiedemann Girard A Law Corporation;
Legal Alert/Article
February 5, 2014, previously published on January 28, 2014
Senate Bill 751 amends Government Code section 54953 to require the legislative body of a local agency to publicly report any action taken and the vote or abstention on that action of each member present for the action. This requirement became effective January 1, 2014. School districts will now...


Adobe PDFUS Department of Education Levies More Fines for Clery Act Violations
Rebecca Lacher, Pedro A. Ramos; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
February 5, 2014, previously published on January 2014
President Obama recently called attention to the issue of sexual violence on college campuses, stating that “more needs to be done to ensure safe, secure environments for students” and that “we must strengthen and address compliance issues.” The newly established White House...


HTMLIowa Supreme Court Grants Further Review in Two Cases Involving Iowa Colleges
Amanda M. Atherton; Nyemaster Goode, P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2014, previously published on January 30, 2014
Yesterday, the Iowa Supreme announced that the court has granted further review on two civil cases against Iowa universities: Shumate v. Drake University and Smith v. ISU.


HTMLFlorida Lawyers and Judges Receive Sandra Day O’Conner Award for the Advancement of Civics in Education. 
Murphy Weldon Ellis PLLC;
Legal Alert/Article
February 4, 2014, previously published by The Florida Bar News on February 1, 2014
Florida Lawyers and Judges Receive Sandra Day O’Conner Award for the Advancement of Civics in Education for the introduction of civics lessons into Florida middles schools and high schools by Florida lawyers and judges.


HTMLThe Agenda May No Longer Be Simply a List of Items to be Considered at a Public Meeting
Robert A. Muccilli; Capehart & Scatchard, P.A.;
Legal Alert/Article
February 3, 2014, previously published on January 23, 2014
A recent unpublished Superior Court Law Division decision may cause surprise and discomfort to persons responsible for developing an agenda for a public meeting. In Opderbeck v. Midland Park Board of Education, BER-L-8571-13 (Law Div. Dec. 24, 2013), the Honorable Peter E. Doyne found that the term...


HTMLEducational Management Organizations (EMOs) Facing Controversy
Rasansky Law Firm;
Legal Alert/Article
February 3, 2014
The Education Management Corporation faces charges of fraud in a multi-million dollar lawsuit that was filed by the Department of Justice and four states. The lawsuit states that the organization is the second largest for-profit college organization and as such was ineligible for the $11 billion in...


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