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|California Sets the Curve with New Regulations on Collection and Use of Student Data|
Jake Romero; Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.;
September 12, 2014, previously published on September 5, 2014When one thinks of the use of technology in school, often the first image that comes to mind is of students sending ill-advised Snapchats and making in-app purchases that line the pockets of the Kardashian family, rather than paying attention in geometry. As a tool for teachers, however, online...
|School District Gets a Tenure Surprise for Teacher Returning After Maternity Leave|
Robert A. Muccilli; Capehart & Scatchard, P.A.;
September 10, 2014, previously published on August 27, 2014Just when you think you have teacher tenure acquisition figured out, someone throws a curve ball - in this instance, the Superior Court of New Jersey in Kolodziej v. Board of Education of Southern Regional High School District. The Appellate Division, held that a teacher had acquired tenure despite...
|Work Authorization Process Eased for Master's Graduates|
Fragomen Del Rey Bernsen Loewy LLP;
September 5, 2014, previously published on September 3, 2014Foreign nationals who have completed a French Master’s degree program have until the last day of their student permit to apply for a work permit, known as Interim Authorization to Stay (APS). Prior to this change, students had to apply for their APS at least four months before the expiration...
|CDC Issues Guidance for Colleges and Universities on Ebola Outbreak in West Africa|
Ben Irwin; Husch Blackwell LLP;
September 5, 2014, previously published on September 3, 2014On August 29, 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) published recommendations concerning the Ebola outbreak in West Africa and how it affects institutions of higher education.
|The Independent Education Provision in England (Prohibition on Participation in Management) Regulations 2014|
Emma Flower; Withers Bergman LLP;
September 5, 2014, previously published on September 1, 2014There has been considerable press coverage of the Independent Education Provision in England (Prohibition on Participation in Management) Regulations 2014, which came into force today.
|Municipalities, Including the New York City Department of Education, Are Being Encouraged to Audit Pre-School Education Programs with Which They Contract|
Pamela A. Madeiros; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
September 1, 2014, previously published on August 27, 2014Chapter 57 of the laws of 2013 directed the New York State Education Department (NYSED) to provide guidelines on standards to municipalities that perform fiscal audits of pre-school education programs. Many municipalities, including the New York City Department of Education (NYCDOE) Office of...
|CPUC Review of Comcast-TWC Merger Gives Cities & Schools Opportunity to Improve Broadband Services|
Gail A. Karish, Joseph Van Eaton; Best Best & Krieger LLP;
September 1, 2014, previously published on August 26, 2014The California Public Utilities Commission has decided to focus on the cost and availability of broadband services in its review of the proposed merger between the two largest cable and broadband providers in the state: Comcast and Time Warner Cable. Local governments and schools may want to...
|New Legislation Regarding Mandated Reporters of Suspected Child Abuse|
Lamb Barnosky LLP;
August 27, 2014, previously published on August 18, 2014The Governor recently signed legislation expanding the list of persons mandated to report cases of suspected child abuse and requiring the Commissioner of Education to issue regulations regarding required coursework for reporting child abuse and maltreatment for individuals holding temporary...
|Improper Asbestos Removal at School for the Blind Site|
Katie Nealon; Brayton Purcell LLP;
August 26, 2014, previously published on August 18, 2014The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is currently investigating the possibility of improper asbestos removal at the site of the former Michigan School for the Blind. The investigation has followed after Michigan construction company, MAC Contracting, LLC, was accused of improperly and unsafely...
|Resident Assistant and Resident Director Coverage Under the FLSA|
Kate E. McClymont; Husch Blackwell LLP;
August 21, 2014, previously published on August 19, 2014In light of recent challenges to the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) guidance about the classification of resident assistants (RAs) and resident directors (RDs) under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), it is important that institutions of higher education understand the dynamics at play when...