News

  • By David DeSchryver
    February 26, 2015

    Last week, the Future of Privacy Forum and Rethink Education hosted a privacy "boot camp" for about 40 ed tech companies that are trying to navigate the perils of data privacy.  Whiteboard Advisors took part to discuss state policies and best practices.  Read more

  • By Noah Sudow
    February 19, 2015

    The American Council on Education, yesterday submitted their public comment to the Department of Education in response to the December college ratings framework.  The letter was a collective response on behalf of  almost every higher education institutional association, 26 overall including AASCU, AACC, APLU and EDUCAUSE.    Read more

  • By David DeSchryver
    February 4, 2015

    The Federal Trade Commission has issued new guidance addressing a question about whether COPPA covers the new online assessments by the Partnership for Assessment of Readiness for College and Careers and The Smarter Balanced Assessment Consortium.  Read more

  • By Noah Sudow
    February 3, 2015

    President Obama released his proposed budget today, which included proposals for higher ed. Read more

  • By Austin Dannhaus
    January 23, 2015

    This week, we surveyed Education Insiders to get their take on the recently-proposed America's College Promise program and the Student Data Privacy Act. We also checked in on a number of K-12 policies to see if the State of the Union, Secretary Duncan's January 12 speech, and Senator Alexander's ESEA draft had a measurable effect on those issue. Read more

  • By Ben Wallerstein
    January 14, 2015

    A new bill introduced/referred to the House education committee in Indiana also would require ed tech to comply with HIPAA/HITECH requirements for technical safeguards. Read more

  • By Noah Sudow
    January 13, 2015

    Although the big news last week that stole the headline was the President’s free community college commitment, the President also announced a proposal for the creation of an American Technical Training Fund. Read more

  • By Noah Sudow
    January 9, 2015

    Today, the President has announced the America’s College Promise Proposal, which would allow students to go to community college without paying tuition for their first two years. There are still a lot of details to be released (like the cost), but below is our initial overview of the proposal. Read more

  • By Noah Sudow
    December 19, 2014

    Well the wait is over—kind of—it’s been almost a year and a half since President Obama first announced that his administration would undergo the task of developing a higher education ratings system, with the goal of tying it to Title IV- Federal Financial Aid, which includes Pell Grants.  The long-awaited 17 page document, which the Department initially said was going to be released in the spring, is sparse on detail—little more than a list of 11 broad metrics, meant for feedback and public comment.  Read more

  • By David Deschryver
    December 11, 2014

    The new federal grant procurement and management rules are coming, and will take effect on December 26, 2014.  Read more

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