• DeVos’ Department of Education withdraws Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault

    DeVos’ Department of Education withdraws Obama-era guidance on campus sexual assault

    Education Secretary Betsy DeVos scrapped Obama-era guidance on how campuses handle sexual assault investigations Friday. Her department released a letter outlining new campus sexual assault guidelines and argued that existing guidelines “have led to the deprivation of rights for many students—both accused students denied fair process and victims denied an adequate resolution of their complaints.” “The Department has decided to withdraw the [Obama-era guidelines] in order to develop an approach to student sexual misconduct that responds to the concerns of stakeholders and that aligns with the purpose of Title IX to achieve... Read More

  • ESSA State Plans Reach Their Deadline

    ESSA State Plans Reach Their Deadline

    Thirty states and Puerto Rico turned in their Every Student Succeeds Act plans in time for the U.S. Department of Education’s deadline of midnight on September 18. Four hurricane-ravaged states—Alabama, Florida, South Carolina, and Texas—got an extension for later this fall. This is the second of two big batches of ESSA plans. Sixteen states and the District of Columbia turned in their plans last spring. And most of those—Arizona, Connecticut, Delaware, the District of Columbia, Illinois, Louisiana, Maine, Nevada, New Jersey, New Mexico, North Dakota, Oregon, Tennessee, and Vermont—have gotten approvals from the department. Colorado... Read More

  • Restorative Justice in Education

    Restorative Justice in Education

    There are many school management terms floating around in the education space. Restorative Justice is, however, one of the most prominent and important ones. It is defined as “a system of criminal justice that focuses on the rehabilitation of offenders through reconciliation with victims and the community at large.” This sounds like something used in a prison (it is) but that is not its full scope. In a school environment, restorative justice helps a student to accept the responsibility for what they did, make it right for those that were hurt or affected, and involve the community in helping both the victim and the offender. Restorative... Read More

  • 22 Educational Programs That President Trump’s Budget Eliminates

    22 Educational Programs That President Trump’s Budget Eliminates

    The Trump Administration is proposing to eliminate many K-12 education programs in their first full budget for fiscal 2018. The administration wants to make $10.6 billion in cuts in federal education initiatives and to reinvest part of the savings into efforts to promote school choice. There are 22 programs that are set for the chopping block if the budget proposal goes through. Here is the list as found on the Department of Education website (pages 46-47).Here is the list againPrograms Proposed for Elimination in FY 2018(2017 BA in $ millions)21st Century Community Learning Centers: 1,164.5Alaska Native Education: 32.4American... Read More

  • The New Immigration Policies Impacting Students

    The New Immigration Policies Impacting Students

    President Trump’s March 6 Executive Order effectively bans entry into the U.S. for nationals of six Muslim-majority countries — Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen. This has received widespread condemnation from higher education organizations and has been temporarily blocked by federal judges. However, there are still provisions in the order that are still in effect.Extreme Vetting: One provision of the order calls for the development of new screening and vetting procedures (the subtext being to prevent entry of terrorists into the country) for “all immigration programs.” According to the Wall Street Journal (WSJ), this... Read More

  • Precautions you should take before sending out your CV publicly.

    Precautions you should take before sending out your CV publicly.

    By Edupliance | 8th April, 2016A CV is like a short summary about your professional life. However, it also contains details about you that if fall into the wrong hands, may have dire consequences for you.Every professionally made CV contains personal details about you like your name, address, date of birth, schools and colleges you studied at, educational qualifications you possess and the list of businesses and employers you worked for in the past.In today’s cyber world, you should be very careful while posting your resume online. It is a perfect career strategy to find new job prospects by posting a CV online but any job seeker’s... Read More

  • Compliance with FERPA without violating social media and email norms

    Compliance with FERPA without violating social media and email norms

    By Edupliance | 26th February, 2016FERPA – the Family Education Rights and Privacy Act, prevents people from sharing innocuous details about someone’s academics without knowing its consequences.This law safeguards a student/learner’s academic and professional interests by keeping their academic records secret and inaccessible by anyone unauthorized to do so.Its sole prerogative is to prevent bullying, harassment and untoward leakage of personal academic records out in the public. Apart from which, it also aims to curate a student’s academic records for quick retrieval in times of need.That being explicitly implied, a private... Read More