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On Stephen King

Born on September 21, 1947, Stephen Edwin King is perhaps one of the most popular writers of the modern era. He focuses on thriller, horror, and suspense novels, as well as short stories and occasional tales of various other themes. Though he has written a fairly large assortment of work (54 novels, 6 non-fiction books, and over 200 short stories as of 2015), King is best known for his earliest novels: “The Shining”, “Carrie”, “The Stand”, “IT”, and “Salem’s Lot”.

King is 68-years-old and unimaginably successful, but he continues to write today. He has dabbled in screenwriting and is an acclaimed columnist, actor, producer, director, and musician. A sizable number of his novels and short stories have been adapted for the big screen, including “Children of the Corn”, “Room 1408”, “Pet Semetary”, “Dreamcatcher”, and “The Langoliers”. One of his newest stories, “Under the Dome”, was rewritten as a television series, though it was canceled in the middle of its third season.

King has been awarded the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters, the O. Henry Award, and the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement. He has also been presented with a National Medal of Arts from the United States National Endowment for the Arts and the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America.

 

Get a Business Credit Card in Six Easy Steps

Starting and maintaining a business can be difficult without the right tools for investment. A business credit card can serve as a great way to keep your business expenses separate from your personal expenses. It can also help you earn bonus points, extra cash, or mileage for travel.

To obtain a business credit card, there are a few steps that must be followed. The first step requires you to make your company official. Your business should be either a corporation or a limited liability company (LLC). This will provide a legal standing, and credit rating, for your organization.

Next, you should obtain an employer identification number (EIN) for your business. This number is issued by the IRS. Once you have your number on hand, look up your current credit score. A low score doesn’t necessarily eliminate all card lenders, especially if your business is new.

 

FERPA Breakdown

FERPA (also known as the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act) is a federal law that was enacted in 1974. It became effective on November 19 of the same year. The law applies to educational agencies and institutions that receive funding from the U.S. Department of Education – in other words, public schools.

The law was intended to give parents certain rights, including the right to access education records, the right to consent to disclosure of contact information from those records, the right to file a complaint, and the right to request amended records.

Once a student turns eighteen, he or she becomes ineligible. All rights are then transferred from parent to student.

FERPA does not require schools to maintain certain records and acquire certain information. It does, however, require certain privacy standards to be followed.

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