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Wyrick Robbins Yates & Ponton LLP

No COPPA Outs: The FTC Casts its Eye on Educational Technology Tools

Since the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and the accompanying increased reliance on remote learning, the availability and usage of educational technology (“EdTech”) tools has exploded. The increased use of EdTech tools...more

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U.S. Children’s Privacy Law Update

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Keypoint: Last week, the FTC signaled an increased focus on COPPA enforcement, targeting education technology companies while California and federal lawmakers consider enacting new laws to regulate the processing of...more

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OCR Announces Resolution Agreement with L.A. Schools over Remote-Learning Related Services to Students with IEPs and 504 Plans

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The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) recently announced a resolution agreement with  the Los Angeles Unified School District largely addressing issues related to OCR’s finding that the District...more

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Can Copyright Law Prevent Cheating on Exams?

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The recent opportunities for remote work and learning have provided improvements in lifestyle for a number of employees and students. Many of those able to work or study from home have benefited from more flexible schedules,...more

Pullman & Comley - School Law

Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: The Education Committee Has Spoken (Part One) - April 2022

The General Assembly’s Education Committee likely finished up its work for this legislative session and has approved a plethora of bills. Here is a summary of these bills (which now await action by the full General...more

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OCR Issues Fact Sheet on Providing FAPE During the COVID-19 Pandemic and Addressing the Need for Compensatory Services Under...

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The Office for Civil Rights in the Department of Education recently issued a new Fact Sheet. The Fact Sheet repeats prior guidance that “the responsibility for schools to comply with Section 504 continues regardless of how...more

Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

[Webinar] Cyber and Privacy Law for School Districts: An Overview of the Legal Issues and Risks - February 17th, 10:00 am CT

From remote classrooms to student devices—and everything in between—school districts have been thrown into the deep end with no life jacket when it comes to managing cybersecurity. Join us for a discussion of the unique...more

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OSERS Guidance on Assistive Technology

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In this third blog post in our series on the OSERS Question and Answer document on IDEA requirements related to returning to in-person instruction, we are focusing on an issue of special importance during and subsequent to...more

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Senate Bill 229: Remote and blended learning for 2021-2022

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On December 8, 2021, the Ohio legislature passed Senate Bill 2291, which includes changes to remote and blended learning. The changes enacted for remote learning will require quick action by interested school districts....more

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Ohio SB 229 Gives School Districts Flexibility for Alternative Learning Models

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The General Assembly is again acting to provide schools (defined as school districts, chartered nonpublic schools, community schools and STEM schools) with additional flexibility to provide alternative learning models during...more

Obermayer Rebmann Maxwell & Hippel LLP

[Webinar] Back-to-School: Navigating Parenting Disputes - September 13th, 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm EDT

One of the most commonly litigated legal custody issues is “school-choice” and as families prepare to go into the next school year, we are seeing an increase in disputes among separated/divorced parents. Many families...more

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New Year, New Laws

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Welcome to the 2021-2022 school year! As we begin, special education leaders should take note of several new laws recently signed by the Governor. We have been talking a lot about HB 40 and HB 2748, which extend transition...more

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As pandemic drags on, employers should prepare for challenges facing working parents

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Incredibly, COVID-19 has now impacted a third school year. Working parents were previously able to rely on the federal Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) to take leave in the event of school closures and/or...more

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Law School Toolbox Podcast Episode 303: What's New with the LSAT? (w/Steve Schwartz)

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Welcome back to the Law School Toolbox podcast! Today, we have Steve Schwartz from LSAT Unplugged back with us to share the latest updates on the Law School Admission Test. In this episode we discuss: >The idea behind...more

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Biometrics and BIPA Claims in Academic Testing

COVID-19 accelerated digital transformations across every industry. From the growth of e-commerce and food delivery services to virtual workspaces and online learning, a seismic shift towards digitalizing our day-to-day...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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Leveraging the growing resources for broadband connectivity for schools

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For some time now, improving broadband internet access has been a priority for school districts and other political subdivisions across Ohio. Moreover, one of the main challenges faced by school districts in their efforts to...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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Leaders Moving Business Forward with UNICEF General Counsel Peter Mason

For 75 years, UNICEF has been helping children around the world. In our latest video, UNICEF General Counsel Peter Mason tells McDermott Chairman Ira Coleman how the organization is working to provide children in the world’s...more

Law School Toolbox

Bar Exam Toolbox Podcast Episode 136: Outlining on the Remote Bar Exam

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Welcome back to the Bar Exam Toolbox podcast! We're coming up on the third online bar exam, and we're continuing to get questions from students and listeners about the best way to outline when using scratch paper is not...more

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The Question of the Hour: Will there be remote learning this fall?

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Yes, but not like last fall. On May 19, 2021, the Illinois State Board of Education adopted a Resolution Supporting In-Person Learning. The Resolution points to a definite shift to return the vast majority of students to...more

Pullman & Comley - School Law

Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: The Education Committee Has Spoken (Part One) - May 2021

The General Assembly’s Education Committee likely finished up its work for this legislative session and approved a final flurry of bills prior to its April 6, 2021 deadline for approving and advancing bills out of committee....more

Nelson Mullins Riley & Scarborough LLP

[Webinar] Responding to Student Disability Accommodation Requests in the New Normal: You want to do what? We can’t do that...or...

A year after COVID-19 shuttered doors and opened a new world of online remote learning, K-12 schools, colleges, and universities are facing an increase in the number and type of student accommodation requests. The 2020 shift...more

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Education Institutions’ Silver Linings Playbook For Emerging From the Pandemic

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Our firm just published a “Silver Linings Playbook” gleaned from our various practice groups and industry teams highlighting the various ways that businesses can emerge for the better after the pandemic. While educational...more

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COVID 19-Handbook V.2: What are the Implications for Special Education?

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The Department of Education recently issued Volume 2 of its COVID-19 Handbook. The handbook offers suggestions for creating safe and healthy learning environments, addressing lost instructional time, and supporting educator...more

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