• GDPR Deadline Looms

    Posted on March 14 2018

    U.S. colleges and universities will soon be subject to the European Union's new comprehensive privacy rules. Experts fear that few institutions are prepared for the strict data protection rules—and many could face steep fines a...

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  • New state authorization rules for distance education programs, scheduled to take effect in July, are causing confusion among colleges and universities, reported Inside Higher Ed. The regulations, first published by the U.S. Education De...

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  • Tennessee's House Education Administration and Planning Subcommittee quickly and quietly approved a bill that would grant in-state tuition to undocumented students, reported The Tennessean. The legislation would provide in-state tui...

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  • Ashford U. Seeks to Become a Nonprofit

    Posted on March 14 2018

    Bridgepoint Education, parent company of the for-profit Ashford University, on Tuesday announced plans for a merger and conversion to nonprofit status, Inside Higher Ed reported. Under the proposal, Bridgepoint would merge its University...

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  • Education Secretary Betsy DeVos's appearance on 60 Minutes Sunday was widely panned, with special scrutiny for her one foray into higher education policy, in which DeVos said she didn't know which was greater -- the num...

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  • Bridgepoint Education’s decision on Tuesday to spin off its Ashford University brand has already rankled critics of the company specifically, and of the for-profit sector in general. But the move is just the latest in an ...

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  • The number of student visas issued last year was down 17 percent, according to an analysis by The Wall Street Journal, which builds on earlier reports of declines and was reported by Inside Higher Ed. The report found a 28 percent decli...

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  • U.S. Representatives John Delaney (D-MD) and Bradley Byrne (R-AL) last week introduced the Don't Tax Higher Education Act, which would repeal the levy on university endowments in the new tax law, reports The Chronicle of Hi...

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  • In a final notice published in the Federal Register this week, the Department of Education outlined its interpretation that the federal government—not the states—is responsible for overseeing student loan servicing, reports T...

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  • Comparing FERPA & GDPR

    Posted on March 13 2018

    Is FERPA compliance sufficient for complying with GDPR?

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