Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Stanford University will conduct background checks on student athletes recommended by coaches to confirm their athletic credentials in the wake of a nationwide college admissions scam that involved the school, according to an announcement in a blog post entitled “An update on the admissions fraud scheme” made …Continue reading "Stanford University to Conduct Background Checks on Student Athletes after College Admissions Scam"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn Nearly 130 Chicago Public Schools (CPS) employees – including nine teachers and 35 classroom aides – “have been terminated, recommended for dismissal, or simply resigned amid scrutiny” after a review of background checks performed on CPS workers, according to a report from The Chicago Tribune.Continue reading "Nearly 130 Employees at Chicago Public Schools Out of Jobs after Rescreening with Background Checks"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Mayor of Temple Terrace, Florida has changed her profile on the city website by dropping the “Dr.” before her name and removing a reference to a Ph.D. in psychology “to address revelations that the Ph.D. she has long touted comes from a diploma mill and that she …Continue reading "Mayor of City in Florida Drops Ph.D. from Biography after Issuing School Revealed to Be Diploma Mill"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Chicago Public Schools (CPS) has conducted a background check on each of its 43,332 active school-based and central office employees and 97.9 percent cleared their rescreening and have returned to work on for 2018-2019 school year, according to a statement from CPS Chief Executive Officer (CEO) …Continue reading "Chicago Public Schools Announces Background Check Results of Rescreening of Employees"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A candidate running for a State House seat in Florida who claimed to have a college degree appears to have allegedly faked her diploma after the university from which she supposedly received her education confirmed that she never finished school, according to an exclusive report from …Continue reading "Candidate Running for Office Who Claimed to Have College Degree Allegedly Faked Diploma"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 15, 2018, Chicago Public Schools (CPS) announced that all adults who regularly work in schools – including CPS employees, coaches, volunteers, and vendors – will undergo background checks for rescreening before school starts for the 2018-2019 academic year, according to a CPS press release. The …Continue reading "Chicago Public Schools Announces All Adult Workers Will Undergo Background Checks for Rescreening"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On June 1, 2018, Ramesh Tainwala, Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of Samsonite, the world’s largest travel luggage company, resigned from his position citing “personal reasons” only a week after a report from “activist investment firm” Blue Orca Capital accused him of resume fraud for claiming to have a …Continue reading "Samsonite CEO Resigns After Report Accuses Him of Resume Fraud for Falsely Claiming to Have a PhD"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) and the Department of Education (ED) will co-host an workshop on “Student Privacy and Ed Tech” on December 1, 2017, to examine how the FTC’s Rule implementing the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) applies to schools and intersects with the Family Educational …Continue reading "FTC and ED to Host Workshop to Explore Privacy Issues Related to Education Technology"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn A Pakistani man who pled guilty to conspiracy to commit wire fraud was sentenced to 21 months in prison for his role in an international diploma mill scheme operated through a Pakistani company and ordered to forfeit $5,303,020 in addition to the prison term, according to a …Continue reading "International Diploma Mill Operator Sentenced to 21 Months in Prison and Ordered to Forfeit Over $5 Million"
Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn The University of California (UC) has adopted a Ban the Box policy where job applicants will no longer be asked to check a box on initial employment applications to indicate whether they have been convicted of a crime in order to remove barriers to opportunity and avoid discouraging …Continue reading "University of California Adopts Ban the Box Policy for Hiring Job Applicants"