Wendy Beetlestone

Preschool Education Works: But How to Pay for it?

School District does not have to Pay for Charter Preschool for Four Year Olds. Funds for Early Learning could be available if Pennsylvania Wins Race to the Top Competition…more
| Education

Third Circuit Rules: No Constitutional Right to Privacy for Opinions Shared with Others with the Expectation that the Opinions Will be Kept Secret

Third Circuit Rules: No Constitutional Right to Privacy for Opinions Shared with Others with the Expectation that the Opinions Will be Kept Secret. Rejects new interpretation of the Fourteenth Amendment right to privacy. …more
| Constitutional Law, Education, Privacy

Third Circuit Sends Title VII Discrimination Case Back to the Trial Court for Failing to Properly Apply the Burden Shifting Framework of McDonnell Douglas

A university professor sues his employer for discrimination on the basis of race and national origin. The Third Circuit sets out what each party needs to show under the burden shifting framework of McDonnell Douglas…more
| Civil Procedure, Civil Rights, Education, Labor & Employment Law

Second Circuit says Title IX Case for Sexual Harassment by Female Professor of Male Student Can Go Forward

The Second Circuit decides that a Title IX quid quo pro and hostile environment sexual harassment claim by a male student against his female professor at an educational institution that received federal funding can go forward…more
| Civil Rights, Education

Punishment of a School District by Requiring it to Pay for Compensatory Education or to Reimburse Private School Tuition is not "appropriate" Relief under IDEA

School districts are often required to reimburse the parents of students with disabilities for private school tuition or to pay for compensatory education for the child. The Third Circuit has recently defined when such payments…more
| Civil Remedies, Civil Rights, Education

No Viable Unjust Enrichment Claim for Subcontractor to Pennsylvania School District Contractor

Wendy Beetlestone is a shareholder at Hangley Aronchick Segal & Pudlin and chairs the firm's Education Practice Group. She is also the Third Circuit reporter for School Law Reporter where she reports on recent decisions in…more
| Education, Government Contracting
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