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Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC

5 ways to avoid online cheating accusations

The college experience has changed a lot over the past year. Since the COVID -19 pandemic began, millions of students across the country have had their first taste of 100% online classes as well as the new territory of online...more

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Zoom University: How Distance Learning May Impact Out-of-State Students’ Abilities to Claim In-State Tuition at Arizona...

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According to UNESCO, concerns related to COVID-19 led to school closures that impacted nearly 80% of the world’s student population. School closures led many universities to move away from in-person learning towards remote...more

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Updates to blended and online learning

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House Bill (H.B.) 110, signed into law by Governor DeWine on June 30, 2021, contains a revised definition for “blended learning” and a new provision for “online learning.”   What school districts should know...more

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New Department of Education Report Highlights the Disparate Impacts of COVID-19 on Students

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In this immediate post-COVID-19 education landscape in which schools are contemplating a full return to in-person instruction, schools are also grappling with the stark realities of achievement gaps and the disproportionate...more

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

Section 504 Team's Response to Requests for Continued Online Learning

A year after COVID-19 forced school systems to shutter their doors and transform overnight to a new model of remote learning, they are now facing a new challenge -- educating and supporting students while they transition to a...more

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Back to School: 4 Things To Focus On During Summer Break

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There is no doubt that every school faced unprecedented challenges over the last year. Summer break is a great time for private and independent schools to reset and plan for the next school year and beyond, taking into...more

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New OCR Q&A Reiterates Guidance, Promises Additional Guidance on Compensatory Services to Come

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On May 13, 2021, the Department of Education Office for Civil Rights published a Q&A on Civil Rights and School Reopening in the COVID-19 Environment. ...more

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When the Virtual School Year Ends, Who Owns the Intellectual Property?

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The first full school year conducted during the Covid-19 pandemic is coming to a close. The sudden inability to deliver educational instruction in person due to the pandemic gave rise, by necessity, to the expanded use of...more

Hogan Lovells

Coronavirus: The Hill and the Headlines, April 2021 # 8

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In Washington: On Tuesday, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) eased its guidelines on wearing masks outdoors, saying fully vaccinated Americans don’t need to mask up unless they are in certain crowded...more

Baker Donelson

Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grant Open for Hospitals and Education Systems

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A grant funding opportunity has opened for both for-profit and non-profit rural hospitals and education systems in the purchasing of telecommunication equipment to further advance distance learning and telemedicine. This...more

Cohen Seglias Pallas Greenhall & Furman PC

How Can My Professor Tell I am Cheating with Online Resources?

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, students and professors have all had to adapt to online teaching and learning. Among the many challenges that this adjustment has presented is the increased specter of online cheating. ...more

Kelley Drye & Warren LLP

Biden Signs Stimulus Package: FCC Set to Establish a $7 Billon Emergency Connectivity Fund to Assist with Virtual Learning

On March 10, 2021, President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act, the COVID-19 stimulus bill recently enacted by Congress. The Act allocates $1.9 trillion to provide relief to businesses and individuals that are...more

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Electronic Speech: Can Schools Regulate it?

Over the last 20 years, social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and Instagram have changed the way we connect with friends and family, engage in business, and socialize. As schools increase their use of...more

Wiley Rein LLP

Acting Chairwoman Slaughter Forecasts FTC’s Privacy Agenda

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Speaking to the Future of Privacy Forum, Acting Federal Trade Commission (FTC) Chairwoman Rebecca Kelly Slaughter provided insight this week into how the Biden Administration intends to pursue privacy issues at the FTC. These...more

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NC Politics in the News - February 2021 #2

Economic Development - GREENSBORO NEWS & RECORD: Loren Hill named Piedmont Triad Partnership economic development director - The former president of economic development for the city of High Point has been named a top...more

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[Webinar] The Regulatory Outlook for Higher Education - January 28th, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm CST

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The U.S. Department of Education will soon be under new management, and it’s anticipated that the agency’s new leadership will debut an ambitious and sweeping regulatory agenda. On January 28, Thompson Coburn’s Higher...more

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Show Me The Money! Is Your Enrollment Contract Enforceable Against A Tuition Refund Demand?

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2020 has been a tumultuous year, but it has taught us to better prepare for the future and how to better enable schools to maintain their operations in the face of these unprecedented challenges. As schools faced shutdown...more

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What to Do and When to Do It: The Latest Guidance for Connecticut’s Schools on COVID-19 and Switching Away From (or to) In-Person...

To the shock of no one, the guidance concerning the use of in-person, “hybrid” and remote learning models in the Connecticut schools during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic continues to evolve.  This is not completely...more

Womble Bond Dickinson

School Stakeholders Navigating Student Privacy

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Parents, students, and educators are navigating a novel educational landscape. Some schools are relying on a virtual model that requires significant technological involvement, others have opened up their facilities for...more

Bricker & Eckler LLP

So, you want to record your lessons. What should you consider?

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As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, school districts find themselves engaging in virtual education at unprecedented levels, and with this comes many questions that may not have been considered in the past, including whether...more

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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

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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

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