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November, 2001

Marketing Adult Education - 11/07/01
Virtual Kentucky - 11/07/01
First Analysis of Changes Related to Student Records - 11/07/01

Marketing Adult Education--2 Opportunities
Marketing our services is tricky at best.  
Here are two related issues.
November 7, 2001


Idea #1-- John Seeger, an adult education graduate student, has a project to design unique adult education marketing material targeted at three different audiences: government policy makers, general public, and learners.  The materials produced will be adaptable to and available to any state. 

He would like three or four practitioners to advise him via periodic conference calls and emails.  Please distribute this message to your staff and other key practitioners who might be willing to advise.  Ask them to email me (address below) or directly to John at jseegers@worldnet.att.net

Idea # 2--Do you have marketing materials to share? 

 Marsha Taylor (Arkansas) is in the process of developing a statewide marketing campaign for adult education. If you have had a successful campaign and are willing to share, please send materials, web sites, or other references to Marsha at:

Marsha Taylor
Professional Development Coordinator
Arkansas Adult Learning Resource Center
3905 W. 81st Street, Suite D
Little Rock, AR 72209
501/907/2490 or 1/800/832/6242
Fax 501/907/2492

marsha@aalrc.org
 
 

Keep up the good work.  Let me know when we can help.



Kentucky is at it again!!
You Want to See Something Way Cool?
November 7,  2001

Kentucky has virtual adult education (http://www.kyvae.org) , a virtual university that includes professional development for adult educators (http://www.kyvu.org) -- under "programs and courses" and click on "adult education programs," and a virtual library (http://www.kyvl.org).   

When you have some time, wander around these sites.  Cheryl King and Reecie Stagnolia have been hard at work.   If you want more information, contact Reecie Stagnolia: 

Reecie D. Stagnolia, Deputy Commissioner
Kentucky Department for Adult Education
500 Mero St,  3rd Floor
Frankfort, KY 40601
502/564/5114, Ext 105, Office
502/545/8156, Cell
502/564/5436, FAX
reecied.stagnolia@mail.state.ky.us

First Analysis of Changes 
Related to Student Records
November 7, 2001

Last week we sent you a notice about changes in the law related to student records as a result of anti-terrorism efforts.  Here is Garrett's analysis of those changes.  As you will note, further guidance is forthcoming so it is best to wait before sending anything official out to your local providers. Garrett's analysis is meant to keep you posted of developments.

Subject:  Uniting and Strengthening America by Providing Appropriate Tools Required to Intercept and Obstruct Terrorism Act of 2001 (USA PATRIOT ACT). 

            The subject legislation has been passed by the Congress and signed by the President.  Title V of the Act contains sections dealing with the disclosure of educational information, authorizing the release of such information when needed for an anti-terrorism investigation.

The relevant sections appear below.  See especially Section 507(1)(A).  Note also that in Section 507(3) educational agencies providing such information are protected from liability for having done so.

            The Justice Department is working with the Department of Education on guidance to be issued shortly.  At this point it does not appear that this legislation applies to State Educational Agencies, only local providers, but that issue should be cleared up in the upcoming guidance.  It is probably best to wait for that guidance before getting anything official out to your local provider agencies but, just in case an investigation were to materialize before you received that guidance, we thought that you might want to be prepared to respond to a local agency. 

SEC. 507. DISCLOSURE OF EDUCATIONAL RECORDS.

Section 444 of the General Education Provisions Act (20 U.S.C. 1232g), is amended by adding after subsection (i) a new subsection (j) to read as follows:

`(j) INVESTIGATION AND PROSECUTION OF TERRORISM-

`(1) IN GENERAL- Notwithstanding subsections (a) through (i) or any provision of State law, the Attorney General (or any Federal officer or employee, in a position not lower than an Assistant Attorney General, designated by the Attorney General) may submit a written application to a court of competent jurisdiction for an ex parte order requiring an educational agency or institution to permit the Attorney General (or his designee) to--

`(A) collect education records in the possession of the educational agency or institution that are relevant to an authorized investigation or prosecution of an offense listed in section 2332b(g)(5)(B) of title 18 United States Code, or an act of domestic or international terrorism as defined in section 2331 of that title; and

`(B) for official purposes related to the investigation or prosecution of an offense described in paragraph (1)(A), retain, disseminate, and use (including as evidence at trial or in other administrative or judicial proceedings) such records, consistent with such guidelines as the Attorney General, after consultation with the Secretary, shall issue to protect confidentiality.

`(2) APPLICATION AND APPROVAL-

`(A) IN GENERAL- An application under paragraph (1) shall certify that there are specific and articulable facts giving reason to believe that the education records are likely to contain information described in paragraph (1)(A).

`(B) The court shall issue an order described in paragraph (1) if the court finds that the application for the order includes the certification described in subparagraph (A).

`(3) PROTECTION OF EDUCATIONAL AGENCY OR INSTITUTION- An educational agency or institution that, in good faith, produces education records in accordance with an order issued under this subsection shall not be liable to any person for that production.

`(4) RECORD-KEEPING- Subsection (b)(4) does not apply to education records subject to a court order under this subsection.'.

SEC. 508. DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION FROM NCES SURVEYS.

Section 408 of the National Education Statistics Act of 1994 (20 U.S.C. 9007), is amended by adding after subsection (b) a new subsection (c) to read as follows:

`(c) INVESTIGATION AND PROSECUTION OF TERRORISM-

`(1) IN GENERAL- Notwithstanding subsections (a) and (b), the Attorney General (or any Federal officer or employee, in a position not lower than an Assistant Attorney General, designated by the Attorney General) may submit a written application to a court of competent jurisdiction for an ex parte order requiring the Secretary to permit the Attorney General (or his designee) to--

`(A) collect reports, records, and information (including individually identifiable information) in the possession of the center that are relevant to an authorized investigation or prosecution of an offense listed in section 2332b(g)(5)(B) of title 18, United States Code, or an act of domestic or international terrorism as defined in section 2331 of that title; and

`(B) for official purposes related to the investigation or prosecution of an offense described in paragraph (1)(A), retain, disseminate, and use (including as evidence at trial or in other administrative or judicial proceedings) such information, consistent with such guidelines as the Attorney General, after consultation with the Secretary, shall issue to protect confidentiality.

`(2) APPLICATION AND APPROVAL-

`(A) IN GENERAL- An application under paragraph (1) shall certify that there are specific and articulable facts giving reason to believe that the information sought is described in paragraph (1)(A).

`(B) The court shall issue an order described in paragraph (1) if the court finds that the application for the order includes the certification described in subparagraph (A).

`(3) PROTECTION- An officer or employee of the Department who, in good faith, produces information in accordance with an order issued under this subsection does not violate subsection (b)(2) and shall not be liable to any person for that production.'

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