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ED Blinks, with a Warning
April 21, 2011

On Wednesday, April 20, the Department of Education issued a new "Dear Colleague" letter acknowledging "complaints from some institutions, or their representatives, that they a…

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 …

Department of Education Initiatives for Data and Information Protection
October 19, 2011 | A session at the EDUCAUSE 2011 Annual Conference

It's imperative for institutions of higher education to protect personally identifiable information (PII), especially in the context of student financial aid. Officials from the U.S. Departmen…

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…

We’re From the Government and We’re Here to Help You: Privacy Issues and Initiatives at the U.S. Department of Education
January 25, 2012

This webinar is one in a series celebrating Data Privacy Month 2012 . Speakers: Kathleen M. Styles, Chief Privacy Officer, U.S. Department of Education and Michael B. Hawes, Statistical Pri…

DC News: U.S. Education Secretary and FCC Chairman Unveil New "Digital Textbook Playbook," A Roadmap for Educators to Accelerate the Transition to Digital Textbooks
February 2, 2012

While the focus here is on K-12 school systems, Higher Ed would be wise to take note of this new federal program regarding digital textbooks: FCC Chairman Genachowski's Remarks: …

Comments on the Department of Education Distance Learning Financial Fraud Rulemaking (5/29/12)
May 29, 2012

Letter to Wendy Macias, U.S. Department of Education, in response to their published intent to pursue negotiated rule-making in relation to the Federal Student Aid Programs authorized by the High…