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Federal Judge Dismisses Lawsuit Seeking to Exclude Trans Sorority Sister

A federal judge in Wyoming has dismissed a lawsuit filed against Kappa Kappa Gamma (KKG), a women-only fraternal organization (KKG is referenced as a “sorority” within this post). The aggrieved parties were seven sorority...more

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.

Should You Hire a Special Education Advocate?

The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) makes public education available to children with disabilities ages 3 to 21. The U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Education Sciences (IES) reports that 7.3...more

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Commonwealth Court Establishes New Test to Determine if Social Media Posts Are Subject to a Rtkl Request

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Penncrest School District. v. Cagle, 293 A.3d 783 (Pa. Cmwlth. 2023). The Commonwealth Court of Pennsylvania establishes a three-part test that must be used to determine if an individual’s social media post is a record of an...more

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CFPB Details Concerns Over Tuition Payment Plan Practices at Higher Education Institutions

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On September 14, 2023, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) released a report on financial risks to students associated with school-issued tuition payment plans. Although the report acknowledges that many tuition...more

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The Importance of Rectifying Gaps in Clery Act Annual Security Reports (ASR)

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Under the Clery Act, colleges and universities must publish and distribute an Annual Security Report (ASR) in which they document specific consumer awareness information related to the institution’s safety and security...more

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After School Satan Club Allowed to Meet in School Facility

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Satanic Temple, Inc. v. Saucon Valley Sch. Dist., 2023 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 75001, (E.D. Pa. May 1, 2023). Because a School District allowed various community groups to meet within school facilities, the After School Satan Club...more

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6 Steps for Private and Independent Schools in the Wake of the SCOTUS Affirmative Action Ruling

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Seeing the barrage of lawsuits following the United States Supreme Court’s recent decision regarding the use of race in admissions in higher education has left many in K-12 independent and private schools scratching their...more

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Remote Work for School Principal Is Not Reasonable ADA Accommodation If Physical Presence Is Essential, Federal Court Rules

The U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia recently rejected a school principal’s argument that remote work was a reasonable accommodation for her asthma and restrictive lung disease that she claimed were...more

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New York Note – City Legislation, Former DOB Commissioner Indicted, Queens Special Election

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NYC Council Passes and Introduces Legislation- Last Thursday, the NYC Council convened a Stated meeting, where they passed and introduced multiple pieces of legislation. The Council passed legislation requiring a...more

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Update on Post-SFFA Challenges to DEI Initiatives: Law Firm Fellowship Programs in the Crosshairs

As previewed in our previous client alert, certain groups have now pursued legal action contending that employers’ diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) programs are subject to legal challenge based on the U.S. Supreme...more

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AI in Education: How Modern Schools are Navigating the AI Revolution with Administrators, Teachers, and Students

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Artificial intelligence – especially the burgeoning Generative AI field where digital platforms help human users create new content from scratch – has opened the door to boundless uses and opportunities. From an employment...more

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Eleventh Circuit Affirms University’s COVID-19 Transition to Online Education

The Eleventh Circuit recently upheld summary judgment in favor of the University of Miami on claims related to the university’s transition to remote, online learning during the onslaught of the COVID-19 pandemic. See Dixon v....more

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[Webinar] Title IX Litigation Update (Higher Education Series) - May 10th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

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What are the courts saying these days about Title IX? Join Bricker Graydon Higher Education attorneys Melissa Carleton and Jessica Galanos as they break down the current trends to help your Title IX team stay compliant....more

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Capitol Snapshot, September 2023 Issue

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WELCOME TO THE RUDER WARE CAPITOL SNAPSHOT - - The ever-changing landscape of state government requires businesses across all industries to stay informed on the happenings in Madison. As such, our public affairs team...more

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The Supreme Court’s SFFA Decision: Impacts on Corporate DEI Initiatives

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On June 29, the Supreme Court struck down Harvard and UNC’s race-conscious admissions programs with a precedential holding that effectively ends affirmative action in the education context. Though the Students for Fair...more

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Broad Street Brief: Judge Ballot Withdrawal; School Cafeteria Workers Strike

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Philadelphia Democratic State Representative Announces Candidacy for Attorney General- State Rep. Jared Solomon (D-Philadelphia) announced that he is seeking the Democratic nomination for Pennsylvania Attorney General....more

Best Best & Krieger LLP

Governor Signs AB 1307, Clearing Roadblock to University Housing

On September 7, 2023, the Governor signed Assembly Bill 1307 (AB 1307), which provides that noise generated by occupants of residential projects is not a significant effect on the environment under the California...more

Chambliss, Bahner & Stophel, P.C.

A Parent’s Tale — Preparing for the College Send Off

Days ago, I watched our baby girl back out of our driveway in her trusty SUV that once belonged to her grandparents to venture boldly to a new state and new chapter in her life. This fall marks the third and final time we...more

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CFPB Continues to Focus on Tuition Payment Plans Offered by Colleges and Universities in Latest Report

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On September 14, the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB or Bureau) released a report on Tuition Payment Plans in Higher Education. Ninety-eight percent of colleges now allow students to pay for their education in...more

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[Webinar] Athletics Hot Topics (Higher Education Series) - April 12th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

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The college athletics landscape and its compliance requirements is ever-changing. How will these developments continue to practically and legally impact your campus? Join Bricker Graydon Athletic Compliant team members...more

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Minnesota AG Investigates Student Loan Debt Relief Companies

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Minnesota AG Keith Ellison has opened investigations into 52 student loan debt relief companies suspected of violating the state’s consumer protection laws and failing to register as debt settlement services providers in the...more

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Accommodating Requests From Pregnant and Parenting Students

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With the beginning of a new academic year, many institutions are facing questions from pregnant and parenting students regarding academic adjustments or accommodations due to pregnancy, childbirth, or recovery therefrom....more

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[Webinar] Responding to Student Borrower Defense to Repayment (BDR) Claims: 2023 Edition - September 21st, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm CDT

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Under the Higher Education Act, the U.S. Department of Education is directed to issue regulations governing when student borrowers may seek to discharge their federal student loans due to the misconduct of their institutions...more

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[Webinar] Higher Education Contract: Reviewing for Red Flags (Higher Education Series) - March 20th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EST

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What do you look for when reviewing a contract in a higher education setting? Does the contract contain everything you need? Does it have language that will cause you trouble down the line? Bricker Graydon Higher Ed team...more

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California Legislature Sends Bill Prohibiting Caste Discrimination to the Governor

California is one step closer to becoming the first state to enact legislation banning caste-based discrimination. Senate Bill (SB) No. 403 adds caste to the list of characteristics protected by the California Fair Employment...more

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