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House Members introduce Bipartisan Education Measures; ED Seeks Feedback on Recognizing Innovative Programs

Legislative Activity Higher Education Act Reauthorization Last Thursday, several Members of Congress joined together in a bipartisan manner to introduce legislation that aims to improve the country’s higher education system by simplifying the financial aid process, improving consumer information, providing financial aid counseling, and creating a more flexible Pell Grant program. The House Education and … Continue Reading

Student Data Privacy Legislation to be Introduced This Week

Legislative Activity Student Data Privacy Legislation to be Introduced This Week House Education and the Workforce Committee members Reps. Luke Messer (R-IN) and Jared Polis (D-CO) will introduce student data privacy legislation on Monday. The bill is largely based on the Student Privacy Pledge, formulated by the Future of Privacy Forum and the Software and … Continue Reading

House to Move on Student Data Privacy

Legislative Update Student Data Privacy On Thursday, February 12, the House Education and the Workforce Subcommittee on Early Childhood, Elementary and Secondary Education will hold a hearing titled “How Emerging Technology Affects Student Privacy.” The hearing will feature a conversation about student data privacy and the Subcommittee will likely discuss the need for legislation, as … Continue Reading

Sen. Patty Murray Report on Federal Budget Priorities for Senate Over Next Two Years

Legislative Activity Senate Budget Committee Report Last week, Senate Budget Committee Chairman Patty Murray (D-WA) released a report which details her priorities for the federal budget over the next two years. Chairman Murray called on her colleagues to use the greater budget certainty provided for the next year as a result of the December 2013 … Continue Reading

Markey-Hatch Student Data Privacy Bill

Legislative Activity Markey-Hatch Student Data Privacy Bill Sens. Edward Markey (D-MA) and Orrin Hatch (R-UT) circulated a draft bill last week to amend and modernize the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). The bill is intended to increase protection for student information, especially data held by third parties, but has yet to … Continue Reading