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What Are Hearing Officers Saying about Remote Learning?

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Now that many of us have been doing some form of remote learning for close to 7 months, we are starting to see hearing officers and state agencies weigh in to resolve complaints related to the appropriateness of remote...more

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[Webinar] Analyzing ED’s New Distance Education Rule - September 28th, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CT

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On September 2, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education published its new, final distance education rule in the Federal Register. This new regulation includes important updates, including a revised definition of “distanced...more

McGuireWoods Consulting

NC Politics in the News - September 2020 #1

Agriculture - CAROLINA COAST ONLINE: Year without a state fair leaves North Carolinians sad, nostalgic - For the first time in more than 20 years, Chef Felicia Daniel has no plans for autumn in North Carolina....more

Pierce Atwood LLP

Back-to-School during COVID-19: A Pierce Atwood Q&A for Employers

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As schools throughout New England finalize their plans for the fall semester, many employees are faced with an ongoing need to care or facilitate education for their school-aged children on a part-time or even full-time...more

Davis Wright Tremaine LLP

Back to School Closures and Remote Learning - FFCRA Updates From the USDOL

As our nation's children return to school – in varying ways – the U.S. Department of Labor (USDOL) has issued further clarification (FAQ Nos. 98-100) regarding how to apply Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA)...more

FTI Consulting

From Compliance Monitoring to Homeschooling Monitoring - A Data-Driven Insight Into COVID-19 Remote Learning

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In June 2020, the U.S. Department of Justice issued updated guidance on the evaluation of corporate compliance programs. One of the more significant updates related to the use of data resources, including using data for...more

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DOL Says That Parents Who Opt Out of In-Person Learning Cannot Use Paid FFCRA Leave, But May Use the Leave for Remote Days Where a...

The U.S. DOL issued additional guidance on August 27, 2020 as to when employees may use paid Families First Coronavirus Response Act (“FFCRA”) leave to care for their children under different COVID-related school models. ...more

Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr LLP

Legal Considerations for Your COVID Learning Pod

Parents forming “Learning Pods” to complement or facilitate their children’s virtual schooling should consider a few simple contracts and compacts to ensure smooth sailing – and, most important, to prioritize everyone’s...more

Rumberger | Kirk

The Battle to Reopen Florida's Schools Continues

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The FEA won round one of an almost certain battle that will head to the Florida Supreme Court on Governor DeSantis’ mandate to reopen schools in a brick and mortar fashion with DOE ORDER NO. 2020-E0-06, issued on July 6....more

McGuireWoods Consulting

NC Politics in the News - August 2020 #4

Agriculture - THE HICKORY RECORD: Trump, US agriculture secretary set to visit North Carolina - President Donald Trump is scheduled to visit Mills River, North Carolina....more

Varnum LLP

When One Parent Wants Virtual Learning And The Other Wants In-Person

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Family law attorneys and their clients have been met with a variety of challenges since the start of the pandemic: how to safely manage parenting time, domestic violence concerns with abusers and survivors continuously stuck...more

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School is Physically Closed – But Learning is On. Does FFCRA Leave Apply?

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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires covered employers – those with 500 or fewer employees – to provide eligible employees with up to two weeks of paid sick leave and up to twelve weeks (ten of which...more

Kilpatrick Townsend & Stockton LLP

COVID-19: School Reopening Jujitsu For Employers

A significant challenge for reopening the economy and returning to “normalcy” during the COVID-19 pandemic is addressing whether, when, and how schools and colleges will open this fall. As with the initial shelter-in-place...more

Franczek P.C.

Fall 2020 Guidance Released—All Districts Must Provide Remote Learning Upon Request

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ISBE released a comprehensive guidance document today with learning recommendations for the return to school this fall. In a letter introducing this document...more

Fisher Phillips

What Schools Need To Know About Online Class Restrictions For International Students (UPDATED)

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The White House recently announced that nonimmigrant visa holder students may not remain in the United States if they take full online course loads in the fall. Additionally, the Department of State announced it will not...more

Burr & Forman

Immigration Update: New Restrictions For International Students

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The Student Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP) announced July 6, 2020 that the flexibility granted to nonimmigrant students in F-1 or M-1 status to continue their studies online due to the COVID-19 crisis will be modified for...more

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Planning for Return to In-Person Instruction: Special Education Considerations

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ISBE and IDPH recently released their guidance related to Starting the 2020-21 School Year. The guidance addresses a broad range of topics, including some suggestions related to special education. The following week ISBE...more

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Lawsuits Against Colleges and Universities for Transitioning from In-Person to Online Classes: The Latest Wave of Covid-19...

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An Auburn University student claims he did not get what he bargained for in being relegated to distance learning instead of having an in-person educational experience. On June 30, 2020, Steven Bailey filed a federal court...more

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Cheat Sheet for ISBE’s FAQ for Special Education on the Transition to In-Person Instruction

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On June 30, 2020, ISBE issued an FAQ document with the purpose of assisting school districts in the transition to in-person instruction. This document, which supplements ISBE’s general guidance on return to in-person...more

Hogan Lovells

Reminder: New Department of Education rules regarding Professional Licensure Programs are in effect July 1, 2020

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As we’ve previously reported in detail, on November 1, 2019, the U.S. Department of Education (ED) published final rules concerning state authorization of distance education programs and other topics. Notably, the new rules...more

Bricker & Eckler LLP

What’s in your toolbox? A legal guide to K-12 instructional delivery options for 2020–2021

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As fall creeps closer, and COVID-19 remains a part of our lives, staff members and families are asking how students will engage in learning. While no one has the perfect or complete answer, we do know what tools districts...more

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Prepare for Special Education Procedural Changes Enacted in New Remote Learning Law

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We recently let you know about a pending bill that would make changes to several special education procedures. Senate Bill 1569 has now been signed by Governor Pritzker as PA 101-0643....more

Cooley LLP

Blog: Reminder: ED State Authorization Rule Takes Effect July 1

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The US Department of Education’s final regulations requiring state authorization for distance education programs will take effect July 1, 2020. The new regulations require that schools hold authorization in every jurisdiction...more

Pullman & Comley - School Law

Virtually Summer: Extended-School-Year Services in the Age of Coronavirus

On May 20, 2020, the state of Connecticut Department of Education’s Bureau of Special Education [“BSE”] issued guidance regarding the provision of extended-school-year [“ESY”] services to special education students during the...more

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Unjust enrichment claims in tuition refund class actions: No pain, no gain, no claim

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The outbreak of COVID-19 tuition refund class actions is as virulent as the pandemic that inspired them. In just one week, the number of tuition refund class actions against colleges and universities nearly doubled from 60 to...more

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