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The holiday break is over. Classes are back in full swing. For most schools across the nation, this is the time to evaluate current staffing needs and begin the recruitment and hiring process for the upcoming school year....more
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NEW YORK - Marymount Manhattan College has settled a lawsuit filed by EEOC alleging that it refused to hire a choreography instructor for a tenure-track assistant...more
The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) prohibits employers from discriminating against qualified individuals with disabilities. The act was amended by the ADA Amendments Act (ADAAA) of 2008 with final regulations being...more
The Department of Justice (DOJ) has reached an agreement with Lesley University of Cambridge, Massachusetts, under which Lesley agreed to modify its food services and meal plan system to accommodate students with celiac...more
KMTG will be issuing a series of updates on new legislation signed by Governor Brown. All laws become effective January 1, 2013, unless otherwise stated.
To read recent alerts reported on by KMTG that...more
The Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights enforces federal statutes that prohibit discrimination on the basis of sex, disability, age, race, color, and national origin in programs that receive financial assistance...more
An investigation at Piedmont High School in California revealed the presence of a “fantasy slut league” among male students at the high school.
After discovering the existence of the “league”, Piedmont High School...more
Governor Brown recently signed two bills that are designed to combat religious discrimination. The Workplace Religious Freedom Act, AB 1964, amends the Government Code and will protect workers who wear turbans, hijabs, and...more
The Florida Board of Education recently voted to set student achievement goals in math and reading based on race and ethnicity, a decision that has received significant criticism as being narrow minded and discriminatory. ...more
OCR has received more complaints in the past three years (2009-2011) than ever before regarding disability-related issues. The US Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights ("OCR") enforces federal civil rights laws...more
Now that school has started, it is time to ensure that your house is in order for the school year. Each year we highlight those area in which we see trends developing or issues with which schools consistently have challenges....more
With that disarming salutation, a little over a year ago Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced new Department of Education mandates, issued under Title IX of the Education Amendments of...more
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With that disarming salutation, a little over a year ago Vice President Joe Biden and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced new Department...more
In May 2010, the Los Angeles County Superior Court surprised the school and legal community when issuing a preliminary injunction ordering the Los Angeles Unified School District (“LAUSD") to reinstate permanent,...more
Pennsylvania law may conflict with the Office for Civil Rights' Dear Colleague Letter on Title IX and Sexual Violence with regard to victim confidentiality.
On April 4, 2011, the United States Department of Education's...more
As most of our readers have probably heard by now, the EEOC seems to want all employers to discontinue, or at least significantly curtail, their use of criminal-background checks. The EEOC's Guidance outlines the agency's...more
You've just received notice from your state unemployment commission that the School owes $10,000 in back unemployment taxes. You don't understand how this occurred since your religious school has always been treated as exempt...more
As of July 1, 2012, AB 9 requires that all school district anti-harassment/anti-discrimination board policies must include language prohibiting the intimidation and bullying based on the actual or perceived characteristics as...more
On July 1, 2012, the Dignity For All Students Act (DASA) will take effect in New York State. This law directly impacts school districts and school employees as it amends the New York State Education Law and provides that no...more
This week the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia ruled in favor of the Murray County School District on their motion for summary judgment in the case of Long v. Murray County School District. The case has...more
River Flanary, 17, claims his rights were violated when school officials from McClintock High School told him he could not run for prom queen. Flanary designed his own dress for the prom, and states that in an effort to...more
Students who are eligible for special education and related services under the IDEA are also eligible for services under Section 504 (though not all students eligible under Section 504 are eligible under the IDEA). Districts...more
Lakay Roberts, a 5-year old schoolgirl who suffers from cerebral palsy, has been banned from using her walker at school. Lakay needs the walker to get around and has used it at Kings Manor Elementary School in...more
The Day of Silence, a national, youth-run effort to protest harassment and bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) students, will be observed on April 20 this year. Students participate by remaining...more
Govenor Patrick recently signed into law “An Act Relative to Gender Identity”. The Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender identity in a variety of areas, including education, housing, credit and employment. ...more
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