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Policy Spotlight, written by guest bloggers and EDUCAUSE policy specialists, is a blog about current IT policy issues affecting higher ed.

 

 

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Senate HELP Committee Holds Hearing on HEA Reauthorization

Jen Ortega serves as a consultant to EDUCAUSE on federal policy and government relations. She has worked with EDUCAUSE since 2013 and assists with monitoring legislative and regulatory proposals across a range of policy areas, including cybersecurity, data privacy, e-learning, and accessibility.

 

On July 22, the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions (HELP) Committee held a...

Senate ESEA Amendment Calls for Student Privacy Commission

Summary: (July 21, 2015) The Senate recently passed its Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) reauthorization bill, the Every Child Achieves Act. It includes an amendment calling for the formation of a commission to study how to update federal student privacy laws and regulations in light of contemporary technologies and related issues. Such an effort would likely impact student privacy requirements at the higher education level as well. So, even though the prospects...

Non-Distance Ed. State Authorization Regs. Still Impact Distance Ed.

Summary: U.S. Department of Education (ED) regulations governing the state authorization that institutions have to have to participate in federal student aid programs took effect on July 1, 2015. Those regulations only address authorization by states in which an institution is physically located; regulations specific to state authorization of distance education remain on hold. The regulations now in force still have implications for distance education, though; they require an...

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