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Education Newsletter Volume 1, Number 1: Arizona Senator Introduces Bill to Expand the Rights of Student Speech

by Dickinson Wright on

This session, Arizona Senate Majority Leader Kimberly Yee (R-Phoenix) introduced Senate Bill 1384 to expand the rights of student journalists. If passed would grant both high school and college level student journalists the...more

DOE and DOJ Withdrawl of “Dear Colleague” Letter Leaves FERPA’s Guidance Unresolved

On February 22, 2017, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and Department of Education (DOE) withdrew their May 13, 2016 “Dear Colleague” letter that provided guidance on steps to protect transgender students under Title IX of the...more

Top Ten Education Developments, Breaches, and Settlements of 2016

This year has been a busy year for education law in the area of data privacy. Educational institutions continue to be a rich target for hackers. Additionally, there were some important developments in the interpretation of...more

Judge seals transcript of Title IX hearing

A federal judge in North Carolina sealed a transcript of a University of North Carolina (UNC) hearing to determine whether the plaintiff was responsible for committing sexual acts without consent. In the case in question, the...more

Safeguard Your Federal Funding – Transgender Students And Title IX Compliance

by Fisher Phillips on

On May 13, 2016, the U.S. Department of Education and U.S. Department of Justice published a guidance document for elementary and secondary schools that reaffirmed its 2015 opinion letter on how Title IX’s regulations apply...more

DOJ and DOE issue guidance on privacy rights of transgender students

On May 13, 2016, the Department of Justice and the Department of Education issued a “Dear Colleague Letter” (DCL) describing reasonable steps to protect transgender students under Title IX of the Educational Amendments of...more

CAS Legal Mailbag Question of the Week – May 2016

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

Dear Legal Mailbag: One of my teachers, Mal Content, has always been curt and lacking in compassion for his students. However, Mal seems to be getting worse and worse. Originally published in the CAS Weekly...more

Case Permits Possible Disclosure of Student Records by California Department of Education

by Best Best & Krieger LLP on

School Districts Should Notify Parents About April 1 Opt-Out Deadline - A federal judge has ordered the California Department of Education to release information about students who are attending, or who have attended,...more

Perspectives - December 2015

by Benesch on

Governor Signs New Law to Allow Asthma Inhalers in School and Camps. Asthma is a chronic lung disease that inflames and narrows the airways. It causes recurring periods of wheezing, chest tightness, shortness of breath...more

Prepare for the July 1 SaVE Act Deadline

by Baker Donelson on

By July 1, 2015, all higher education institutions must be in full compliance with the Campus Sexual Violence Elimination (SaVE) Act amendments to the Clery Act, per the final regulations issued last October. See 34 C.F.R....more

Handling Student Sexual Assault In K-12 Schools

by Fisher Phillips on

In March, U.S. News & World Report featured a lengthy story provocatively titled, “High Schools and Middle Schools Are Failing Victims of Sexual Assault.” In addition to documenting situations where schools allegedly...more

It's Time to Start Planning Your Summer

by Fisher Phillips on

It is hard to believe that the 2014/15 school year is coming to a close. Summer projects beckon. So, what should be on the list for your summer (other than some vacation time)? Ideally, if you haven’t done it lately, you...more

District of Columbia Passes Two New Non-Discrimination Laws Impacting Employers

Earlier this week, D.C.’s Mayor signed two new measures amending the D.C. Human Rights Act (“DCHRA”) to prohibit (1) discrimination against employees of religiously-affiliated educational institutions on the basis of sexual...more

Confidentiality and Title IX

In OCR’s April 2011 Dear Colleague Letter, OCR referenced a covered institution’s obligations in the face of knowledge of sexual harassment/misconduct and a victim’s request for confidentiality and/or that the institution not...more

N.J. Court Upholds Criminal Indictment against Former Employee Who Took Confidential Documents

by Ballard Spahr LLP on

Recently, the Appellate Division of the New Jersey Superior Court upheld a criminal indictment against a former employee of the North Bergen Board of Education (the Board), which stemmed from the alleged theft of public...more

No Right of Privacy for Bikini-Clad Image on Facebook

by Balough Law Offices, LLC on

The use at a seminar on internet safety of a picture of a 17-year-old bikini-clad student taken from her Facebook page by a school district technology director did not violate the student’s right to privacy under federal law,...more

Texas Court Refuses To Prohibit RFID Tags In School

by Dentons on

On January 8, 2012, the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas issued a ruling denying a preliminary injunction in a case involving the use radio-frequency identification (RFID) tags embedded in name badges to...more

Federal Court Found That School Violated Student’s Privacy Rights When It Disclosed Student’s Sexual Orientation

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

In the case of Wyatt v. Kilgore Independent School District, a Fifth Circuit federal district court in Texas recently ruled that a student had a valid claim for violation of her due process right to privacy after school...more

2011 Education Legislation Summary

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

The following is a summary of the 2011 legislative changes affecting school districts. Click here for a pdf of the entire summary or click the links below to review the specific topics. To discuss these changes in more...more

"Are You A Target?"

by Jack Santaniello on

Brief Summary of North Carolina Laws...more

ARE YOU READY FOR HIPAA? A CHECKLIST TO MAKE SURE

by Paul Parks on

THE HEALTH INFORMATION PORTABILITY AND ACCOUNTABILITY ACT: HIPAA- A CHECKLIST TO PREPARE YOU FACILITY OR OFFICE....more

Removal Education Records from School Files

by Mandy Leigh on

Whether you are the parent of a school aged child or your are a student attending college, there are laws that allow you to challenge and remove certain types of documents from your educational file. The types of documents to...more

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