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
Reforms in education system
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
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