London Edtech Week and EdTechXEurope

Matt Johnson

Next week is London Edtech Week featuring 30+ events for the local and global edtech community, including Cooley sponsored Live Podcast: Is Edtech a Thing (Yet)? EdTechXEurope takes place next Wednesday with 125+ speakers and 850+ global attendees.

Department of Education Delays Borrower Defense Rules and Proposes Reset on Gainful Employment

Vince Sampson and Nancy Anderson

The Department announced today that it will delay Borrower Defense and will convene a new “Mega Neg Reg,” which will include Borrower Defense and Gainful Employment.

Reminder: July 1 Deadline for Out-of-State Schools to Register to Enroll Distance Learning Students in California

Kate Lee Carey, Greg Ferenbach and Joseph Mensah

Effective July 1, private postsecondary institutions outside of California that enroll California students are generally subject to new “Out-of-State Institution Registration” regulations.

Cooley Team at CECU Annual Convention & Exposition

Blain Butner, Jonathon Glass, Kate Lee Carey, David Mills, Vince Sampson and Jay Vaughan

The 2017 Career Education Colleges and Universities (CECU) Annual Convention & Exposition is June 6-8 in Las Vegas, Nevada. The CECU Annual Convention brings together nearly 300 organizations and approximately 1,500 attendees. Members of the Cooley team will be speaking throughout the conference.

California Assembly Recommends Eliminating For-Profit Institutions from Cal Grant Program

Kate Lee Carey and Vince Sampson

While there are indications that Washington has lessened its antipathy towards for-profit institutions, states continue to go in their own directions. This post focuses on the California Assembly’s recommendation to eliminate for-profit institutions from the Cal Grant program.

State Authorization and Licensing: Recent Developments and Trends to Watch

Greg Ferenbach and Nancy Anderson

State authorization requirements, particularly for online education programs, remain in flux even as more states join the state reciprocity compact, known as SARA, which applies to accredited institutions.

Assessing Kaplan-Purdue – Revolution or Evolution??

Greg Ferenbach and Mike Goldstein

The announcement that Purdue University, a Big Ten public institution, has agreed to acquire Kaplan University, a 30,000-student for-profit online institution, has sent shock waves across the entire higher education community.

Cooley Team at ASU GSV Summit 2017

Jay Vaughan, Erik Edwards, Mike Goldstein, Greg Ferenbach, Kate Lee Carey and Matt Johnson

The 2017 ASU GSV Summit is Monday, May 8-10 in Salt Lake City. The ASU GSV Summit is THE conference for edtech companies and investors. The Cooley team is ready to go and we hope to see you there!

Avoiding Common Legal Issues at Coding Schools (and Other Edtech Companies): Accessibility and the Americans with Disabilities Act

Nancy Anderson, Paul Thompson and Mike Goldstein

If you operate a coding academy or provide almost any kind of educational program (whether face-to-face, online or hybrid) – regardless of whether you accept federal funds or participate in federal student aid programs – you are probably required to comply with the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

As the Department of Education Revisits the Gainful Employment Rule California Legislators Propose a State Alternative

Jonathon Glass, Kate Lee Carey and Joseph Mensah

With continued questions about the Trump Administration’s commitment to Obama-era regulations, including the Gainful Employment (GE) Rule, one state is ready to jump into the fray and offer its own state-based alternative to the federal GE Rule.

Avoiding Common Legal Issues at Coding Schools: Data Privacy and Security

Matthew Johnson

The second post in the series on common legal and regulatory pitfalls that alternative education providers must proactively avoid focuses on data privacy and security. Learn more about student data privacy and best practices and policies.

New Department of Education Accreditation Database: A Promising Start, But Clearly a Work in Progress

Robin Dasher-Alston, Mike Goldstein and Jay Vaughan

The Department of Education (ED) has launched a new online database intended to provide current and prospective students, as well as the broader community, with current information on the accreditation status of institutions that participate in the federal student grant and loan programs.