Govt-led educational reforms bringing change in Balochistan, claims CM’s aide“The project is proof our support for educational development in Balochistan is bearing fruit: Lehri … [Read more...] about Education dept launches online portal
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Given declining funding from government sources and the continued pressure to minimize tuition increases, it is critical for higher education institutions to encourage private giving. The primary catalyst for private giving is the charitable deduction. Higher education institutions need to promote and support effective use of the charitable deduction and educate their alumni, supporters, and Congressional representatives on how tax reform could affect the ability of institutions to deliver affordable education. … [Read more...] about Could Tax Reform Threaten Higher Education?
New York City firefighters and police officers struggled to communicate with one another after planes hit the World Trade Center due to a lack of dedicated radio spectrum and differing technical standards. This lack of interoperability “led to needless loss of life” and could do so again in the case of another attack, said the report from the Bipartisan Policy Center, released at the beginning of September. More than 55,000 separate radio networks are currently used by the nation's police, fire, and rescue operations. … [Read more...] about 9/11 Security Flaws Remain: Congressional Reform and Inoperability Still Plagued by Systematic Problems
House Financial Services Committee Advances Swaps and Housing Bills:On March 27th, the House Financial Services Committee reported four bills, two aimed at blunting the extraterritorial impact of the Dodd-Frank Act and a bill to shore up the FHA. The Swap Data Repository and Clearinghouse Indemnification Correction Act of 2012 (H.R. 4235) repeals the indemnification requirement of the Dodd-Frank Act. The vote follows concerns expressed by a senior SEC official in a March 21st Capital Markets Subcommittee hearing that foreign regulators could not legally meet the requirement. The legislation—sponsored by Representatives Robert Dold (R-IL) and Gwen Moore (D-WI)—passed the Committee by voice vote. The Swap Jurisdiction Certainty Act (H.R. 3283) would amend the Commodity Exchange Act and the 1934 Securities Exchange Act to allow non-US companies registered as swap dealers to follow the capital rules of their home jurisdiction. To accomplish this, the bill exempts swaps from … [Read more...] about Financial Services Regulatory Reform and Legislative Update April 2, 2012
California’s law, if signed by Governor Jerry Brown, would step in. Under SOPIPA, any operator of a company to whom student data is provided will be prohibited from using, sharing, disclosing, or compiling personal information about a K-12 student for any purpose other than the K-12 school purpose. When an operator is no longer using the information for a legitimate educational purpose, the student requests deletion, or the student ceases to be a student at the school or school district using the operator’s services, the student’s personal information must be deleted. Finally, SOPIPA creates a private right of action for parents or students alleging that an online service provider has violated the statute. Under the law, a SOPIPA violation would be an unlawful business practice, allowing individuals as well as government entities to seek judicial remedies. … [Read more...] about California Breaks New Ground in Education Privacy Law with K-12 Student Data Privacy Bill