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All is NOT Calm, But Will Be Alright; Congress and Student Privacy

All is NOT Calm, But Will Be Alright; Congress and Student Privacy By Noelle Ellerson Ng Associate Executive Director, Policy & Advocacy, AESA  It has been a busy six weeks on Capitol Hill concerning legislation about student privacy. Before I recap the current situation, let’s rewind for some context.  At the start of 2024, Amelia…

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May 2024: AESA State Examiner

The AESA State Examiner is a “look back” at the most recent month’s legislative activities. The March 2024 edition includes a review of state-level legislative issue monitoring; state-level budgets and finance; statehouse news; national reports; and advocacy tips.

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FAFSA Fast Flash Update from USED 

FAFSA Fast Flash Update from USED  In addition to submission data, here are key updates about FAFSA. First, here are new resources for students and families:   Student-facing and parent-facing signs (for printing and web) with a QR code that leads directly to the FAFSA form    An editable version of the sign so you can…

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Guest Post: Comparing Requirements for Schools Under E-Rate & KOSMA

Guest Post: Comparing Requirements for Schools Under E-Rate & KOSMA Back to Blog This article is cross-posted from the Public Interest Privacy Center.  The Kids Off Social Media Act (KOSMA), introduced on May 1, is a bipartisan bill that combines Senator Schatz’s Protecting Kids on Social Media Act and Senator Cruz’s Eyes on the Board…

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April 2024 Federal Advocacy Update 

April 2024 Federal Advocacy Update  Back to Blog April was a Federal Regulatory Frenzy!  During seven days in April, three different federal agencies introduced three separate regulations with major implications for ESA and school district leaders. The timing was not a coincidence. The Biden Administration was rushing to get these regulations finalized before the Congressional…

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April 2024: AESA State Examiner

The AESA State Examiner is a “look back” at the most recent month’s legislative activities. The March 2024 edition includes a review of state-level legislative issue monitoring; state-level budgets and finance; statehouse news; national reports; and advocacy tips.

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Department of Labor Releases Final Overtime Rule: What It Means for Districts  

Department of Labor Releases Final Overtime Rule: What It Means for Districts   Back to Blog Earlier this week, the Department of Labor issued its final rule altering the overtime regulations under the Fair Labor Standards Act. The rule includes two-tiered increases to the minimum salary threshold and the threshold for highly compensated employees (HCE) and automatic updates…

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EPA Issues National Primary Drinking Water Regulation

EPA Issues National Primary Drinking Water Regulation Back to Blog EPA Issues National Primary Drinking Water Regulation Last week, the Biden Administration released a final National Primary Drinking Water Regulation for six PFAS – the first ever enforceable limit of so-called “forever chemicals”. This rule will directly impact districts that operate a non-transient, non-community water…

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