State Regulation for the Unregulated: Application Requirements for Alternative Providers

Nancy Anderson and Paul Thompson

With state authorization for degree-granting institutions mostly covered by NC-SARA, state regulators are increasingly focusing their enforcement efforts on those left out of SARA: nondegree, alternative providers.

Cooley Team at ABHES National Conference

Kate Lee Carey and Jay Vaughan

The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) National Conference on Allied Health Education is February 20-22 in Savannah, Georgia. Cooley lawyers, Jay Vaughan and Kate Lee Carey, will be speaking at the conference.

Redefining Student Success: Informing the Debate on Accreditation and Innovation

Robin Dasher-Alston and Mike Goldstein

The team of negotiators working on the Department of Education’s proposals for substantially revising rules affecting the accreditation process and encouraging innovation will have to face a very basic problem: defining “student success.”

Accreditation and Innovation Neg Reg Opens to Controversy over Significant ED Proposals

Jay Vaughan, Mike Goldstein, Naomi Harralson May and Caitlyn Shelby

The US Department of Education and the panel of 20-plus negotiators this week concluded their first round of discussions on a sweeping set of proposed new rules affecting the regulation of accrediting bodies, distance education and other matters.

Just in Time for Halloween: The Return of the Borrower Defense Rule of 2016

Kate Lee Carey, Jonathon Glass, Mike Goldstein and Vince Sampson

The Borrower Defense to Repayment Rule is back, thanks to a September 17 federal court order that overturned Secretary DeVos’ action suspending implementation of the existing rule, followed by the October 16 final order denying CAPPS’ request for injunctive relief.

Golden State GDPR: What the Edtech Industry Should Know About CA’s New Privacy Rules

Matt Johnson

On June 27, 2018, the California Legislature passed the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018. Governor Jerry Brown signed the bill into law on the same day, and the CCPA is set to become effective on January 1, 2020.

Borrower Defense to Repayment: The Saga Continues

Jonathon Glass and Kate Lee Carey

The Department of Education has published a new notice of proposed rulemaking for the BDTR law. Comments on the proposed new rule are due August 30.

Misconceptions About State Regulation of Non-Traditional Providers

Nancy Anderson, Mike Goldstein and Paul Thompson

Every state has laws governing entities offering education within its borders, but those laws – and how they are enforced – vary dramatically from state to state, as well as by the level and type of education offered and the nature of the offering entity. We’ve put together a list of key misconceptions that can create legal challenges for alternative education providers at the state level.

ED Begins Authorization for Foreign Locations of Domestic Institutions

Nancy Anderson, Paul Thompson and Mike Goldstein

On June 29, the Department of Education announced the portion of the proposed distance education rule relating to authorization of foreign locations of domestic institutions went into effect on July 1, 2018.

Cooley Team at NACUA 2018

Mike Goldstein

The 2018 NACUA Annual Conference is June 24-27 in Minneapolis, MN. The annual NACUA conference attracts hundreds of higher education attorneys each year to learn and discuss current issues and legal developments in the field of higher education law.

Cooley Team at NASFAA 2018

Marjorie Arrington, Pat Dickerson and Rebecca Flake

The 2018 NASFAA National Conference is June 24-27 in Austin, TX. The annual NASFAA conference brings together 2,500+ student aid professionals from across the nation. Members of the Cooley team will be presenting throughout the conference.

Cooley Team at NCSC 2018

Kate Lee Carey and Randy Sabett

The 2018 National Charter Schools Conference is June 17-20 in Austin, TX. The conference brings together more than 4,700 members of the charter school community for learning and networking opportunities.