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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Another issue being proposed is repealing or significantly weakening the Johnson Amendment. The Johnson Amendment has been in effect since 1954 and prohibits all Section 501(c)(3) organizations from engaging in political activities such as endorsing or opposing political candidates, including making political contributions. Opponents of the amendment point out that it prohibits 501(c)(3) organizations from supporting candidates or organizations that advocate positions favored by the 501(c)(3) organization. Proponents contend that the amendment protects 501(c)(3) organizations from political pressure. Although the Trump Administration has been primarily focusing on weakening the Johnson Amendment for churches, there are other proposals that would extend the same treatment to all 501(c)(3) organizations. … [Read more...] about Could Tax Reform Threaten Higher Education?
The report card found that DHS oversight in both chambers of Congress has been claimed by more than 100 committees and subcommittees. The department provided more than 3,900 briefings and its officials testified more than 285 times in 2009 and 2010, numbers much higher than agencies of comparable size. “This amounted to thousands of hours of work, often duplicating efforts, and cost taxpayers millions of dollars,” it said. … [Read more...] about 9/11 Security Flaws Remain: Congressional Reform and Inoperability Still Plagued by Systematic Problems
Senate Banking Committee Examines Mobile Payments:Following a similar hearing on the House side the previous week, the Senate Banking Committee held a hearing on mobile payments and explored how the existing regulatory and statutory frame work either accelerated or inhibited deployment of new technologies that may one day make cash obsolete. It was clear that the witnesses believed that America was in the infancy of the adoption of these technologies and that going forward, collaboration among the Federal Communications Commission, the Federal Trade Commission, and the Bureau of Consumer Financial Protection, will be needed to ensure that appropriate security standards are developed and implemented to manage the potential risks associated with mobile payments. It also seemed that one area of future regulation will be with prepaid cards, as one witness noted that when the mobile payment draws upon a credit or debit card, the rules in place for those payment methods provide protection. … [Read more...] about Financial Services Regulatory Reform and Legislative Update April 2, 2012
The challenge with this practice is that third-party operators are not subject to the provisions of FERPA. Included among FERPA’s requirements is a mandate for schools that receive federal funding to: (i) allow parents access to their children’s files in order to request corrections; and (ii) obtain parents’ consent before sharing such information. Enacted in 1974, FERPA is ill-equipped to adequately safeguard against 21st century education data security concerns. Under the law, “an educational agency or institution may disclose personally identifiable information from an education record only on the condition that the party to whom the information is disclosed will not disclose the information to any other party without the prior consent of the parent or eligible student.” 34 CFR § 99.33(a)(1). Plainly stated, FERPA applies only to the schools themselves, not to third-party cloud computing or online service … [Read more...] about California Breaks New Ground in Education Privacy Law with K-12 Student Data Privacy Bill