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Education Department pulls handbook with Clery Act requirements

The Education Department says it was trying to make it simpler for institutions to report crime and campus safety statistics required by the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act. But experts in the law’s reporting requirements said the move — eliminating a thick department handbook guiding administrators — will cause even more confusion for institutions, and possibly more work.

Eliminating the Handbook for Campus Safety and Security Reporting does address complaints by colleges and universities that it required too much of administrators.

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