Audits Show Delaware School Districts Can Improve Background Check Process

Written By ESR News Blog Editor Thomas Ahearn On January 31, 2022, State Auditor Kathleen McGuiness stated that “Delaware’s 19 school districts and the Department of Education (DOE) could improve their criminal background check processes for people with the opportunity to have personal contact with students,” according to 20 newly issued performance audits. “My audit…

Client Education Necessary for Background Screening Companies Accredited by the NAPBS

Written By ESR News Editor Thomas Ahearn Educating clients that use consumer reports about responsibilities imposed by laws such as the Fair Credit Reporting Act (FCRA) and Driver’s Privacy Protection Act (DPPA) is necessary for background screening companies accredited by the National Association of Professional Background Screeners (NAPBS). The NAPBS, a non-profit trade association representing…

Stanford University to Conduct Background Checks on Student Athletes after College Admissions Scam

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…

Nearly 130 Employees at Chicago Public Schools Out of Jobs after Rescreening with Background Checks

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.

Chicago Public Schools Announces All Adult Workers Will Undergo Background Checks for Rescreening

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…

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 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…

FTC and ED to Host Workshop to Explore Privacy Issues Related to Education Technology

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…