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Department of Education Finalizes FERPA Regulations (12/1/11)
December 1, 2011

The Department of Education has just released final regulations amending the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA). From their site: “The changes to the FERPA regulations will have…

4/21/2011 New "Dear Colleague" Letter on State Authorization
April 21, 2011

The Department of Education has released a new letter regarding its State Authorization rules. It announces an extension till 2014 for institutions acting in "good faith" to become …

April 7, 2011: U.S. Education Department Launches Initiatives to Safeguard Student Privacy
April 8, 2011

The U.S. Department of Education announces the appointment of Kathleen Styles as Chief Privacy Officer, launches the Privacy Technical Assistance Center , introduces Technical Briefs Fea…

U.S. Department of Education Releases Two Technical Briefs Related to Privacy and Security Issues
December 9, 2010

The U.S. Department of Education has released the first two technical briefs in a series of guides related to privacy and security issues: Basic Concepts and Definitions for Privacy and Confi…

October 29, 2009: Department of Education Issues Final HEOA Regulations
November 3, 2009

On October 29, the U.S. Department of Education issued the final regulations for the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA). The Department had intially released proposed rules on August 21.…

August 21, 2009: NPRM Dealing in Part with P2P Provisions in the Higher Education Opportunity Act
August 21, 2009

The U.S. Department of Education has published a notice of proposed rulemaking (NPRM) relating to the Higher Education Opportunity Act (HEOA). The NPRM, which is featured in today's Feder…

August 20, 2009: U.S. Department of Education Holding Conference Call Regarding H1N1 Flu Guidance for Colleges and Universities
August 19, 2009

In order to provide guidance on how to handle the H1N1 flu in colleges and universities, the U.S. Department of Education is holding a conference call tomorrow afternoon (Thursday, August 20, 200…