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Diversity at Albany Law School

Diversity at Albany Law School

A blawg from Albany Law School's Diversity Office to engage all students, faculty and staff to create a community of inclusion and to have an open forum to address issues facing all of us.

http://albanylawdiversity.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 19

    Albany Law School in the News – Feb. 2017

    Albany Law School in the News – Feb. 2017
    The Daily Gazette wrote about alumna Megyn Kelly’s March 9 book signing at Albany Law. NEWS10 ABC aired a segment …Continue reading →
  • Feb 17

    Youth Law Day @ Albany Law School: Tuesday, Feb. 21st

    Youth Law Day @ Albany Law School: Tuesday, Feb. 21st
    Youth Law Day (YLD) is a program sponsored by the New York State Bar Association’s Committee on Diversity and Inclusion …Continue reading →
  • Feb 17

    Invitation to CDBHBA Reception on February 18th, Downtown Albany

    Invitation to CDBHBA Reception on February 18th, Downtown Albany
    Albany Law School’s Black Law Student Association (BLSA) is working in conjunction with multiple minority bar associations across the state to …Continue reading →
Rank this Week: 1118

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 18

    Sometimes My Job Is Pretty Cool. #WhereIsJG?

    Sometimes My Job Is Pretty Cool. #WhereIsJG?
    ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
  • Feb 14

    Is Special Education In Trouble? #IDEA #special education #POTUS

    Is Special Education In Trouble? #IDEA #special education #POTUS
    OK it is time for a serious question, is special education in trouble? This blog is not partisan; we do not endorse candidates or tell you how to vote. Indeed, I take great comfort in the fact that historically, special education has received…
  • Feb 13

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    We are running a Series on Procedural Safeguards. Which of the procedural safeguards under IDEA are most effective in protecting the educational rights of children with disabilities? #SpEdProcedures ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
Rank this Week: 446

Engel & Martin, LLC Blog

Engel & Martin, LLC Blog

Covers criminal law and student disciplinary hearings.

http://www.engelandmartin.com/blog/
  • Feb 16

    Engel on New Miami Speed Cameras: Village Needs to Own Up to Its Responsibilitie

    Engel on New Miami Speed Cameras: Village Needs to Own Up to Its Responsibilitie
    Josh Engel, spoke to Fox News about the New Miami Speed Camera case: “Judge Oster upheld a basic constitutional principal that municipalities have to provide due process to people, and if they don’t do that, they have to refund…
  • Feb 9

    Joshua Engel Defends Constitution in Speed Camera Case

    Joshua Engel Defends Constitution in Speed Camera Case
    “The judge’s decision seems to very explicitly suggest that everything that people paid under the ordinance needs to be paid back,” Josh Engel, one of the plaintiffs’ attorneys, said. “We are very pleased that…
  • Feb 8

    Judge Orders Refund for New Miami Speed Camera Case

    Judge Orders Refund for New Miami Speed Camera Case
    The Judge in the New Miami speed camera case has ordered New Miami to refund to motorists all fines paid under the unconstitutional speed camera ordinance. A copy of the decision is available here:…
Rank this Week: 4725

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Feb 16

    New Data Reveals the Nuances of Segregation in DC Schools and Opportunities to Address It

    New Data Reveals the Nuances of Segregation in DC Schools and Opportunities to Address It
    The Civil Rights Project has released a new report on school segregation in Washington D.C. The report is particularly interesting because it reveals the ways in which segregation in D.C. is more nuanced than in other major cities like New…
  • Feb 15

    Three Cheers for Gavin Grimm and His Mother

    Three Cheers for Gavin Grimm and His Mother
    A new story at the Daily Beast tells Gavin Grimm's story in a way that no other I have seen thus far does. It is not really about the legal issues, but about the personal journey of Gavin and his mother to stand up. It is about her evolution…
  • Feb 14

    Trans Students' Bathroom Rights: Will DeVos & Sessions Follow Candidate Trump's Common Sense? Not Likely by Diane Klein

    Trans Students' Bathroom Rights: Will DeVos & Sessions Follow Candidate Trump's Common Sense? Not Likely by Diane Klein
    The most challenging part of the school day shouldn't be figuring out where to go to the bathroom - or whether one can safely do so anywhere at all. But thanks to the first act of our new Attorney General, those states that would deprive…
Rank this Week: 3886

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

Features news and Information for and about organizational ombuds. By Tom Kosakowski.

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 16

    International Ombudsman Association Opens Elections for 2017 Board Under New Bylaw

    International Ombudsman Association Opens Elections for 2017 Board Under New Bylaw
    IOA is holding elections for Directors under newly-adopted bylaws that reshaped the membership and board composition.  The election will fill six seats from a slate of seven nominees for three-year terms starting in April 2017.  For…
  • Feb 15

    Call for Papers: ENOHE 2017 Strasbourg

    Call for Papers: ENOHE 2017 Strasbourg
    The European Network of Ombudsmen in Higher Education is seeking proposals for presentations at its 13th Annual Conference set for June 28 - 30, 2017 in Strasbourg, France. The theme will be, "Higher Education Ombudsmen as Beacons -Towards a…
  • Feb 15

    University of Colorado Denver Hires an Experienced Ombud

    University of Colorado Denver Hires an Experienced Ombud
    The Ombuds Office for the University of Colorado Denver has hired Teresa Ralicki, the former Associate Ombudsman for the American Red Cross.  Ralicki will serve stakeholders at the Auraria campus in downtown Denver and she fills a…
Rank this Week: 145

Connecticut Education Law Blog

Connecticut Education Law Blog

Covers educational law topcis, including constitutional issues, labor and employment and special education. By Berchem, Moses & Devlin, P.C.

http://www.connecticuteducationlawblog.com/
Rank this Week: 1703

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Covers case law, news, practical advocacy advice, and developments in state and federal statutes and regulations regarding special education law. By Charles Fox.

http://specialedlaw.blogs.com/home/
  • Feb 14

    Action Needed to Save ESSA in Senate Before February 17, 2017

    Action Needed to Save ESSA in Senate Before February 17, 2017
    Here is an urgent action alert from COPAA to save ESSA from repeal. ACT NOW – before February 17, 2017! Tell the Senate to vote NO on Resolution to Rollback ESSA Accountability Regulations this week! ISSUE: Congress passed the Every...
  • Feb 14

    Judge Gorsuch No Friend of Special Education Student

    Judge Gorsuch No Friend of Special Education Student
    Judge Gorsuch has served for the last 10 years on the United States Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit. In this capacity, Judge Gorsuch has heard several cases related to special education and disability, which has enabled those who...
  • Feb 7

    DeVos Voted In, But the Fight Goes On

    DeVos Voted In, But the Fight Goes On
    Here is a statement just issued from COPAA on the vote for Betsey DeVos. Today, in response to the U.S. Senate’s vote on the nomination of Elisabeth ‘Betsy’ DeVos as Secretary of Education, Denise Marshall, executive…
Rank this Week: 801

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Covers intellectual property issues in academia. By Bond Schoeneck & King.

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
Rank this Week: 2341

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Duke's source for advice and information about copyright and publication issues.

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Feb 8

    How to Restrict Access to the Law (and Make Money Doing It!)

    How to Restrict Access to the Law (and Make Money Doing It!)
    Standardization is really important. Huge parts of modern life—everything from sending an email to the structural integrity of your car—depend on standards. Among other things, standards make sure we’re all on the same page.…
  • Dec 14

    Where should the Copyright Office live? A response from Duke Librarie

    Where should the Copyright Office live? A response from Duke Librarie
    The U.S. Copyright Office has been a major topic of discussion lately. A few weeks ago Register of Copyrights Maria Pallante resigned, following her removal by new Librarian of Congress Carla Hayden from her post as Register and into a new…
  • Nov 21

    We’re back! (and so is the GSU fair use e-reserves appeal…)

    We’re back! (and so is the GSU fair use e-reserves appeal…)
    After a few months of quiet, I’m happy to say that the Copyright & Scholarly Communication team at Duke is bringing this blog back to life. Since Kevin Smith left to become Dean of Libraries at the University of Kansas, I have…
Rank this Week: 750

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Adjunct Law Prof Blog

Focuses on issues of interest to adjunct law professors, including labor law, employment law, employee benefits law and education law issues. Edited by Mitchell H. Rubinstein.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/adjunctprofs/
  • Feb 8

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State

    Missouri Becomes 28th Right To Work State
    Governor Eric Greitens of Missouri, on Feb. 6, 2017, signed a Bill into law which makes Missouri the 28th right-to-work state. Under this new law, effective August 28, 2017, employers are barred from requiring employees to become, remain, or…
  • Feb 2

    The End of Employee

    The End of Employee
    The Wall Street Journal has a thought provoking Feb. 1, 2017 peace entitled The End of Employees. It is about how business are contracting out more and more. Why? Because it is cheaper of course. As the article states: Steven...
  • Feb 1

    NLRB General Counsel Issues Memo Concerning Students and Religious Universitie

    NLRB General Counsel Issues Memo Concerning Students and Religious Universitie
    On January 31, 2017, the NLRB General Counsel issued the attached Memo Download GC 17_01 Report on the Statutory Rights of University on the statutory rights of university employees and students. As readers may be aware, the Board recently…
Rank this Week: 62

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

Focuses on the interplay between law and education in the Caribbean region, with particular reference to Trinidad and Tobago.

http://nathulaw.com
Rank this Week: 4479

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

Covers school law, special education, bullying, school discipline and school-related First Amendment rights.

http://jerrytanenbaum.com/sample-page/
  • Jan 26

    CAN YOU LOSE CHILD SUPPORT FOR YOUR ADULT CHILD WITH DISABILITIES?

    CAN YOU LOSE CHILD SUPPORT FOR YOUR ADULT CHILD WITH DISABILITIES?
    The answer is “yes” and “no.”   The lives of parents caring for adult children with disabilities is already burdensome, and this change in the law adds an additional barrier such parents will have to overcome, but…
  • Jan 16

    Charter Schools and Children with Disabilitie

    Charter Schools and Children with Disabilitie
    The U.S. Department of Education recently released a “Dear Colleague” Letter to clarify that all students who qualify, or would qualify, in their neighborhood school District for either an IEP under the I.D.E.A., or a Section 504…
  • Jul 1

    Teenager with Disabilities Injured and Arrested by TSA Workers in Airport

    Teenager with Disabilities Injured and Arrested by TSA Workers in Airport
    Another sad reminder in the news, that caregivers of people with disabilities cannot presume that authority personnel will listen to or understand the caregiver’s guidance on how best to deal with a person’s disabilities. This sad…
Rank this Week: 4269

Education Law and Student Rights

Education Law and Student Rights

Covers education law and student rights in public and private school settings, from preschool through college. By Michelle Ball.

http://edlaw4students.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 2190

The FAPE Page

The FAPE Page

Covers special education law and free appropriate public education. By Sanford Hausler.

http://fapepage.blogspot.com/
  • Jan 12

    Clear Consensus -- A.M. v. New York City Department of Education

    Clear Consensus -- A.M. v. New York City Department of Education
    The Second Circuit, in A.M. v. New York City Department of Education, held that where the school district developed an Individualized Education Program ("IEP") for an autistic child, that was against the clear consensus of the substance…
  • Sep 16

    A disability is not a disability is not a disability

    A disability is not a disability is not a disability
    The question presented in this case is whether being disabled for purposes of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ("IDEA") categorically qualifies and individual as having a disability under the Americans with Disabilities Act…
  • Jul 2

    Prevailing Attorney Entitled to Fee From District Greater Than What He Would Have Been Paid Had He Lost

    Prevailing Attorney Entitled to Fee From District Greater Than What He Would Have Been Paid Had He Lost
    In Price v. District of Columbia, the parents seeking relief on behalf of their child under IDEA.  They obtained counsel from the Juvenile Branch of the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, which appointed an experienced…
Rank this Week: 2272

Massachusetts Special Education…

Massachusetts Special Education Law Blog

Discusses local and national news in special education law. By Lillian E. Wong.

http://www.lillianwongesq.com/blog.html
  • Dec 1

    Is my child's teacher licensed?

    Is my child's teacher licensed?
    Educators, including teachers, professional support personnel, and administrators, are generally required to hold a license issued by the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education to be eligible for employment in public…
  • Nov 18

    Free Course for Parents of Children with Emotional and Behavioral Challenge

    Free Course for Parents of Children with Emotional and Behavioral Challenge
    Is your child on an IEP?Is your child angry, sad, anxious, acting out or withdrawn?Are you concerned about how your child is behaving?Has your child been diagnosed with ADHD, Conduct Disorder or other emotional problems?ARE YOU HAVING A…
  • Oct 21

    Lillian Wong Named 2016 Super Lawyer Rising Star

    Lillian Wong Named 2016 Super Lawyer Rising Star
    We are pleased to announce that for the fourth consecutive year, Attorney Lillian Wong has been selected to the Super Lawyer New England Rising Star list for her work in School and Education Law.  Each year, no more than…
Rank this Week: 1654

Arkansas Education Law Blog

Arkansas Education Law Blog

Covers current happenings in education law and policy in Arkansas and throughout the nation. By Jennifer Williams Flinn.

http://www.arkansaseducationlaw.com
  • Sep 29

    What Level of Education Does the IDEA Require?

    What Level of Education Does the IDEA Require?
    This is a question that plagues parents and teachers of special education students almost daily. And though the U.S. Supreme Court has remained silent on the issue since 1982, it looks as if it won’t remain silent for much longer.…
  • Jul 28

    What Happens if I Break My Teacher’s Contract?

    What Happens if I Break My Teacher’s Contract?
    It’s hard to believe, but another school year starts in Arkansas in less than three weeks. Even at this late date, some school districts are still trying to fill positions that have gone unfilled all summer. It’s this time of…
  • Jun 29

    The Latest of Affirmative Action in Higher Education, Part II

    The Latest of Affirmative Action in Higher Education, Part II
    Last week, the U.S. Supreme Court again upheld the use of race-conscious admissions policies in higher education. Ending an eight-year legal battle, the Court, in Fisher v. University of Texas, held that the plaintiff had failed to show…
Rank this Week: 4513

Developments in Special Education…

Developments in Special Education Law

Presents current developments in federal and New York State special education law. By H. Jeffrey Marcus.

http://blog.jeffmarcuslaw.com/
  • Jun 7

    Notice Regarding the Confidential Release of Student Records to Class Counsel in a Class Action

    Notice Regarding the Confidential Release of Student Records to Class Counsel in a Class Action
    Please See the Notice Regarding the Confidential Release of Student Records to Class Counsel in a Class Action Litigation Involving Students with Autism and Students Attending State-Approved Non-Public Schools.
  • Jan 14

    Necessary vs. Appropriate in Reimbursement Case

    Necessary vs. Appropriate in Reimbursement Case
    SRO 13-078: Parents disagreed with the placement and program offered by the NYC DOE for their autistic child. The parents developed a home based program and put the DOE on notice of their intent to hold the DOE financially responsible. There…
  • Oct 3

    SRO dismisses DOE petition for filing administrative record 9 days late

    SRO dismisses DOE petition for filing administrative record 9 days late
    SRO 13-170: Parent prevailed at hearing. The NYC DOE appealed to the SRO. The SRO dismissed the appeal sua sponte finding that the DOE’s nine day delay in filing the administrative record “impeded his ability to issue a timely and…
Rank this Week: 1319

Instructional Technology

Instructional Technology

A blawg by Darlene Cardillo, an Instructional Technologist at Albany Law School, dedicated to issues related to instructional technology in general and especially as it relates to legal education.

http://albanylawtech.wordpress.com/
  • Feb 1

    Lecture Capture Anyone?

    Lecture Capture Anyone?
    After several years of using portable audio recorders to record classes for students and Adobe Presenter to add narration to PowerPoint Presentations, Albany Law School has moved to the Panopto lecture capture system for these…
  • Jan 29

    They’re Not Paying Attention! What Can We Do?

    They’re Not Paying Attention! What Can We Do?
    According to a recent study published in the Journal of Media Education, university students are not paying attention in class. They spend 20% of their time in class doing things on their digital devices that have nothing to do…
  • Oct 2

    Who Likes What?

    Who Likes What?
    Recently, Campus Technology polled hundreds of education professionals to ask them which products they think are truly the best. So here’s what they said (in Campus Technology’s first-ever higher education…
Rank this Week: 1123

Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

Cover cyberlaw, libraries, media and higher education. By Daithí Mac Síthigh.

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • Jan 17

    Campbell’s Scoop

    Campbell’s Scoop
    Tom Bennett and I, along with the regular editors (Eric Barendt, Rachael Craufurd Smith and Tom Gibbons) have put together a special issue of the Journal of Media Law (volume 7, issue 2) arising out of the workshop we hosted at…
  • Jan 5

    Coming Soon

    Coming Soon
    On the Routledge website, a first announcement of my forthcoming (i.e. still being written) book, Medium Law (to be published late in 2016). While I am not expecting George RR Martin levels of encouragement to finish it, it…
  • Jan 4

    After the Coalition

    After the Coalition
    Last March, I wrote a blog post (itself based on a speech given at the launch of the new Information Law & Policy Centre at the Institute for Advanced Legal Studies) on what happened in the field of IT law over the five years of…
Rank this Week: 679

Student Loan Law Blog

Student Loan Law Blog

Covers federal student loan debt.

http://www.thefloridastudentloanattorney.com/floridastudentloans/
Rank this Week: 4485

Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blawg

Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blawg

Covers racial and sexual harassment and education law. By Friedman & Houlding LLP.

http://www.sexualharassmentlawyerblawg.com/
Rank this Week: 2388

Education Industry Reporter

Education Industry Reporter

Covers higher education, accreditation, K-12 and education technology news. By DLA Piper.

http://www.educationindustryreporter.com
  • Oct 30

    Gainful Employment Notice Published

    Gainful Employment Notice Published
    CONTRIBUTED BY Dennis Cariello As promised, here is the pre-publication version of the gainful employment rule, complete with Preamble (the informal text of the Rule was published earlier) as will be published int eh Federal Register…
  • Oct 30

    Department of Education Releases Gainful Employment Rule – Eliminates Proposed Programmatic Cohort Default Rate

    Department of Education Releases Gainful Employment Rule – Eliminates Proposed Programmatic Cohort Default Rate
    CONTRIBUTED BY Dennis Cariello As most readers of this blog probably know by now (around 8:00 am on the east coast), the Department of Education (“Department”) will publish the “gainful employment” rule (“GE…
  • Oct 17

    Join us at the Coalition of NY State Career Schools Annual Conference

    Join us at the Coalition of NY State Career Schools Annual Conference
    Please join Pat Edelson and Dennis Cariello at the CNYSCS Annual Conference next week (Wednesday, October 22 – Friday, October 24) at the Villa Roma Resort & Conference Center in Callicoon, New York.
Rank this Week: 1517

School Board News

School Board News

Covers No Child Left Behind, privitization, religion, school law, special education and more. By the National School Boards Association.

http://schoolboardnews.nsba.org/
  • Sep 3

    School Board News Today site moving to nsba.org

    School Board News Today site moving to nsba.org
    We have moved School Board News Today to www.nsba.org. This is now will be fully searchable through nsba.org’s powerful Apache Solr search engine. This move is part of a phased rollout of the redesigned nsba.org website, launched this…
  • Aug 22

    Stopbullying.gov showcased at ED’s Bullying Prevention Summit

    Stopbullying.gov showcased at ED’s Bullying Prevention Summit
    New resources to combat bullying at school and online were showcased during the U.S. Department of Education’s (ED) fourth Federal Partners in Bullying Prevention Summit—“Keeping Kids Safe: Opportunities and Challenges in…
  • Aug 22

    Ohio education policy experts testified on Common Core State Standard

    Ohio education policy experts testified on Common Core State Standard
    Speaking before the House Rules and Reference Committee on the Common Core State Standards (CCSS), Ohio education policy experts voiced Ohio’s long commitment to standards and improving the state’s education system. Seeking to…
Rank this Week: 249

The Buck Stops Here

The Buck Stops Here

Covers education law, politics, and the judiciary. By Stuart Buck.

http://stuartbuck.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 21

    If KIPP is so bad, what does that say about poor minority parents?

    If KIPP is so bad, what does that say about poor minority parents?
    Education blogger Jim Horn, who doesn't let accuracy interfere with his eagerness to condemn charter schools, has yet another post decrying KIPP and similar schools for being eugenicist. He claims that what's going on is "cultural and…
  • Apr 17

    Relative vs. Absolute Poverty Measure

    Relative vs. Absolute Poverty Measure
    In discussions over poverty and education policy in the United States, it is common to see international comparisons. These comparisons usually make the United States look quite bad -- i.e., 21% of our children are in poverty compared to 4%…
  • Mar 7

    Ravitch's math

    Ravitch's math
    In a recent post, Diane Ravitch decries the fact that Chicago charters expel a higher percentage of kids than do the other public schools: The data reveal that during the last school year, 307 students were kicked out of charter schools,…
Rank this Week: 782

Ed Law Soup

Ed Law Soup

Explores the nexus between public education and laws affecting how schools operate. By Tyler St Cyr.

http://www.edlawsoup.com/
Rank this Week: 2462

The Education Rights Blawg

The Education Rights Blawg

Covers your child’s rights and keeps you up-to-date on legal developments in the fields of school and special education law. By Fabisch Law, L.L.C.

http://educationrights.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 3422

Higher Ed Law Prof Blog

Higher Ed Law Prof Blog

By Professors James Ottavio Castagnera and Patrick J. Cihon.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/highered/
  • May 9

    About This Blog

    About This Blog
    The Law Professors Blogs Network is looking for faculty to launch an education law blog. If you would like more information about what this entails, please email Paul Caron at paul.caron@uc.edu
  • May 8

    Event: SHRM Garden State Council Annual Expo - A call for paper

    Event: SHRM Garden State Council Annual Expo - A call for paper
    Dear Jim, Set your compass to join us on November 3rd and 4th for the Garden State Council-SHRM 17th Annual Conference and Exposition at the Ocean Place Resort & Spa in Long Branch, NJ. Our theme this year is: "HR:...
  • May 8

    Law: Affirmative action foe dealt series of setback

    Law: Affirmative action foe dealt series of setback
    It has been a rough week for Timothy P. Asher, executive director of a campaign to get Missouri voters to ban the use of affirmative-action preferences by public colleges and other state and local agencies. On Sunday, Mr. Asher’s…
Rank this Week: 1038