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Articles in Channel: Education Law
Bottom view of VHS videotape cassette with magnetic tape exposed (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Occasionally being famous is not good, but this is not one of those stories... I am almost famous yet again. Seriously though, I was recently honored by CADRE, the OSEP funded national technical...
Students and facilitator discuss a text in a typical Shimer College class. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)This is the seventh installment in a multi-part series on procedural safeguards under the federal special education law, the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act. I work a lot in this...
Late in the day on Friday, March 16, 2012, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) placed its final rule on student health insurance coverage on public display at the Office of the Federal Register. The rule will not appear in the Federal Register until March 21. Arising out of...
Image via WikipediaBullying remains the hottest of hot button issues in special education law. In the first installment, I explained the early cases laying the conceptual groundwork for the proposition that failure to react to bullying can constitute a denial of FAPE under IDEA. ...
Bob Eitel and Kent Talbert will attend the 2012 National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA) Annual Conference from June 27-30 in Chicago. Their firm, Talbert & Eitel, PLLC is pleased to be a sponsor of this year's NACUA annual conference, which will take place at the...
Minnesota School District Enters Into Five Year Consent Degree with Department of Justice and the Office of Civil Rights in Resolution of Peer-on-Peer Harassment and Discrimination Claims Based Upon Sex and Sexual Orientation
The Anoka-Hennepin school district (District) in Minnesota recently entered into a five year consent decree with the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ) and the U.S. Dept. of Education, Office of Civil Rights (OCR) to resolve two separate actions brought by six current or former district students...
Image by Getty Images via @daylife This is the sixth installment in a multi-part series on procedural safeguards under the federal special education law, the Individuals With Disabilities Education Act. I work a lot in this area, so it is near and dear to my heart. Despite the ...
There is no direct school link, but I was reading a news item about a JPL (you know, "Jet Propulsion Labratories") employee who claimed he was fired for espousing his intelligent design beliefs at work. Naturally, JPL denies the allegation, but the more interesting thing is that...
What is an agency's Open Records Officer to do? The exclusions in the PA RTKL are supposed to be "narrowly construed," but sometimes the information requested clearly SHOULD be protected. This issue came up recently in front of the PA Commonwealth Court.In Housing Authority of...
In his column today, nationally syndicated columnist George F. Will discusses our paper, The Road to a National Curriculum: The Legal Aspects of the Common Core Standards, Race to the Top, and Conditional Waivers, released on February 9 by the Pioneer Institute. With only minor...