Cynthia A. Augello

Cynthia A. Augello

Cullen and Dykman LLP

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Girl Banned From Football Because Of Her Gender

Title IX requires that schools receiving public funding must allocate those funds equally between male and female educational programs such as extracurricular sports. Since its passage over 40 years ago, Title IX has mandated...more

9/30/2013 - Gender Discrimination Public Schools Sex Discrimination Sports Title IX

Chicago School Closings Update

The injunction hearing regarding the closings of around 50 Chicago Public Schools began Tuesday July 16 and continued through Friday July 19, 2013. ...more

7/31/2013 - Department of Education Education Budget Education Reform Public Schools

Math Test Equals Strip Search? It Just Doesn’t Add Up

Recently in Quebec, a high-school staff stripped searched a class of twenty eight sophomores before a math exam. ...more

7/19/2013 - Canada Fourth Amendment Public Schools Strip Searches Students Warrantless Searches

Chicago School Closings Unlawful?

With summer coming to an end, parents and children alike often worry about the upcoming school year: new teachers, new classrooms, a whole new experience....more

7/18/2013 - Deadlines Disability Public Schools Students Teachers Unions

Dodgeball Eliminated From New Hampshire School

Do you recall your childhood days of playing dodgeball during gym class? Leaping to the left and right, diving to the ground, trying to escape elimination while dodgeballs streak past and constantly plotting your next attack....more

4/9/2013 - Bullying Human Targetting Public Schools School Safety Sports

Breakfast Pastry Turned Gun

Traditional notions of innocent playground antics have been irreparably altered as a result of recent tragic events, such as the shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Games of “cops and robbers” may become schoolyard...more

3/14/2013 - Mass Shootings Public Schools Students Zero Tolerance Policies

Breast Cancer Awareness Bracelets And The First Amendment – Revisited

In February 2012 we discussed the turmoil that had erupted at schools across the country as students donned breast cancer awareness bracelets with the slogan “I (Heart) Boobies”. The bracelets were quickly banned after school...more

3/7/2013 - Dress Codes First Amendment Free Speech Public Schools

Teacher’s Comments About The First Lady Land Him In Hot Water

Bob Grisham, an Alabama high school teacher, has been suspended for 10 days without pay as a result of making comments referencing the first lady’s posterior. Grisham’s remarks including referring to the first lady as “fat...more

2/28/2013 - First Amendment Free Speech Public Schools School Suspension Teachers

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