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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/
  • Apr 22

    COPAA Applauds FDA Ban On Use of Electrical Stimulation

    COPAA Applauds FDA Ban On Use of Electrical Stimulation
    I am reproducing this press release from COPAA. It is always great to have a reason to celebrate progress even if long overdue. Ban specifically prohibits use due to significant psychological and physical risks. There is much more work…
  • Apr 8

    Self-Employment for Persons with Disabilitie

    Self-Employment for Persons with Disabilitie
    Our recent series of articles on the employment rates and work challenges experienced by persons with disabilities paid only a glancing look at perhaps one of the most viable employment options for persons with disabilities—that of…
  • Apr 6

    Preparing for Housing Option

    Preparing for Housing Option
    Housing for people with disabilities is an ongoing and evolving issue with many facets. I have a well respected friend and colleague, Terry Steinberg, who has just launched an online series on this important topic. I realize that this…
Rank this Week: 148

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • May 30

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    Can a child be too bad for FAPE? See our ongoing series of posts on this blog. #IncarceratedStudents ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
  • May 27

    Breaking: The Condition of Education 2016 Released #data #statistic

    Breaking: The Condition of Education 2016 Released #data #statistic
    The National Center for Education Statistics of the Institute for Education Sciences has released The Condition of Education: 2016. The 347 page report contains a wealth of data about public education in the United States. You can read the…
  • May 23

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    Can a child be too bad for FAPE? See our ongoing series of posts on this blog. #IncarceratedStudents ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
Rank this Week: 373

Engel & Martin, LLC Blog

Engel & Martin, LLC Blog

Covers criminal law and student disciplinary hearings.

http://www.engelandmartin.com/blog/
  • May 27

    Engel and Martin Files Lawsuit for Charter School Scandal Record

    Engel and Martin Files Lawsuit for Charter School Scandal Record
    Engel and Martin, LLC has filed a pubic records lawsuit on behalf of the blog Plunderbund Media against the Ohio Department of Education.  The lawsuit seeks to compel the disclosure of public records stored in the private email…
  • May 15

    New Effort to Secure Refunds for Speed Camera Payment

    New Effort to Secure Refunds for Speed Camera Payment
    Engel and Martin, LLC, along with other attorneys representing motorists suing  New Miami for its speed cameras have filed a motion in Butler County Common Plea Court to garnish proceeds the village is collecting from a new speed…
  • May 2

    New Miami Speed Cameras Update

    New Miami Speed Cameras Update
    The Dayton Daily News reports that the Village of New Miami will be asking the Ohio Supreme Court to review the ruling in favor of motorists by the Twelfth District Court of Appeals. Denise Callahan writes, “The Village of New…
Rank this Week: 1773

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/
Rank this Week: 4426

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
Rank this Week: 1436

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/
  • May 25

    Weber of Disability Discrimination

    Weber of Disability Discrimination
    DePaul University Law Professor Mark C. Weber has recently published important scholarship which I would like to bring to my readers' attention. Mark Weber, Numerical Goals For Employment of People With Disabilities By Federal Agencies and…
  • May 5

    State Judge Strikes Wisconsin's Right to Work Law

    State Judge Strikes Wisconsin's Right to Work Law
    Machinists v. Wisconsin, Case No. 2015CV000628 (Dane Co. April 8, 2016) Download Wisc Order is an important case. A state trial judge struck down 2015 Wisconsin Act 1 which was known as the right to work law. This statute prohibits...
  • May 2

    Call For Papers-Journal Experiential Learning

    Call For Papers-Journal Experiential Learning
    Dean Patricia E. Salkin (Touro) writes to inform us of an important publishing opportunity. The Journal describes the papers they are looking for as follows: The Journal of Experiential Learning is interested in articles focused on…
Rank this Week: 323

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

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

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • May 24

    Job Posting: Halliburton

    Job Posting: Halliburton
    The Halliburton Dispute Resolution Program in Houston is hiring an Ombudsperson.  Applicants should have a bachelor’s degree in sociology, psychology, or conflict resolution; and at least two years of experience in conflict…
  • May 24

    Job Posting: Kaiser Permanente Southern California

    Job Posting: Kaiser Permanente Southern California
    KP Southern California is hiring a full-time Health Care Ombuds/Mediator for its medical facilities in Bellflower.  The Kaiser HCOM, "functions as a trained alternative dispute professional offering patients, family members, staff &…
  • May 20

    West Virginia University Names First Ombud

    West Virginia University Names First Ombud
    After a regional search, WVU has appointed Tom Patrick, a long-time law professor and trained mediator, as its first Faculty Ombudsman. WVU Provost Joyce McConnell said, “Tom stood out by virtue of both his experience with the ombudsman…
Rank this Week: 3940

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/
  • May 23

    Another Student Commits Suicide Due to Bullying

    Another Student Commits Suicide Due to Bullying
    I’ve posted about such incidents before, but another one has hit the national news. The facts as alleged seem sadly typical:  A student is repeatedly bullied over a long period of time by a group of students; the bullying is…
  • Dec 16

    Schools Often Paint Special Needs Parents as “Crazy” or “Unreasonable”

    Schools Often Paint Special Needs Parents as “Crazy” or “Unreasonable”
    The link below was on Huffington Post, and shows how parents who fight and advocate for their children with special needs are often characterized by the school as overbearing, unreasonable, or even “crazy.” It’s a good…
  • May 18

    Good News Update to Blog on Stay-Put Right

    Good News Update to Blog on Stay-Put Right
    Last week I wrote about your child’s special education “stay put” rights when Due Process is filed, and discussed how the right to extend “stay put” all the way through the appeals process was currently being…
Rank this Week: 1386

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: 1102

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
  • May 5

    RIF Policies and the Teacher Fair Dismissal Act

    RIF Policies and the Teacher Fair Dismissal Act
    I’ve summarized the Arkansas Teacher Fair Dismissal Act (TFDA) in a previous post, but since that time, I’ve received several phone calls, emails, and comments from readers who’ve asked how a school district’s…
  • Apr 21

    The Little Rock School District Saga

    The Little Rock School District Saga
    On January 28, 2015, the Arkansas State Board of Education voted 5-4 to take over the Little Rock School District, at least in part due to the academic distress classification of six (6) of the district’s 48 schools. The…
  • Feb 10

    Do Parents Have the Right to Discuss Bullying with Their Child’s IEP Team?

    Do Parents Have the Right to Discuss Bullying with Their Child’s IEP Team?
    Yes, at least according to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. Just last month, in T.K. v. New York City Dep’t of Education, the Second Circuit ruled that a student who was severely bullied was denied a Free Appropriate…
Rank this Week: 2520

Higher Ed IP Law Report

Higher Ed IP Law Report

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

http://www.higheredlawreport.com/
  • May 5

    Fourth Circuit Decides Case on Transgender Students’ Right

    Fourth Circuit Decides Case on Transgender Students’ Right
    On April 19, 2016, the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a decision addressing transgender and gender nonconforming students. In G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board the Fourth Court was presented with the question of whether Title IX…
  • Mar 16

    O’Bannon Plaintiffs Seek U.S. Supreme Court Review

    O’Bannon Plaintiffs Seek U.S. Supreme Court Review
    On March 15, 2016, plaintiffs in the O’Bannon case sought U.S. Supreme Court review of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit’s decision issued in September 2015.  In that decision, the Ninth Circuit…
  • Feb 5

    2015 Amendments to New York’s Nonprofit Revitalization Act

    2015 Amendments to New York’s Nonprofit Revitalization Act
    In December of 2013, New York enacted the Nonprofit Revitalization Act (the NPRA) which impacted all New York not-for-profit corporations as it sought to not only update New York’s Not-for-Profit Corporation Law (NPCL) but it also…
Rank this Week: 3535

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: 1605

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

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

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Apr 1

    Here we go again: latest GSU ruling an odd victory for librarie

    Here we go again: latest GSU ruling an odd victory for librarie
    My first thought when I read the new ruling in the Georgia State copyright lawsuit brought by publishers over e-reserves was of one of those informal rules that all law students learn — don’t tick off your judge.…
  • Mar 22

    Moving into the open

    Moving into the open
    Since it was announced that I will move shortly to the University of Kansas, several people have asked me if I intend to continue blogging, and have kindly encouraged me to do so.  This blog, of course, will remain one of the…
  • Mar 3

    Some radical thoughts about Sci-Hub

    Some radical thoughts about Sci-Hub
    Radical, as I like to remind folks, means to get to the root of an issue (same derivation as radish).  So when I say I am offering some radical thoughts about Sci-Hub and the controversy it has generated, I mean that I hope to use the…
Rank this Week: 1133

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/
  • Mar 3

    Imitation Firearms, School Discipline And Changes To Penal Code 16700

    Imitation Firearms, School Discipline And Changes To Penal Code 16700
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995On January 1, 2016, Penal Code section 16700, regarding "imitation firearms," changed and will potentially help students facing discipline for possession of "imitation…
  • Feb 17

    Resolving An Expulsion Through Pre-Hearing Negotiation

    Resolving An Expulsion Through Pre-Hearing Negotiation
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995Have you been hit by notice that a school expulsion hearing is being scheduled against your son or daughter?  Should you go to hearing?  How do you get rid of…
  • Jan 27

    School Discipline For Damaging School Or Private Property

    School Discipline For Damaging School Or Private Property
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995We all know that our kids' schools can expel or suspend a student for a myriad of items listed in state law and reflected in the school or school district handbook(s). One…
Rank this Week: 2771

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: 4429

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: 2155

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

    US DOE Defines "General Education Curriculum"

    US DOE Defines "General Education Curriculum"
    On November 15, 2015, the US Department of Education Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) issued an important new "Dear Colleague" letter.  For the first time, OSERS provides a definition of "general…
  • Dec 1

    DESE Advisory - PACs and Social Media

    DESE Advisory - PACs and Social Media
    The Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education recently updated its Administrative Advisory regarding Special Education Parent Advisory Councils (PACs or SEPACs) and their use of social media.  You can read the entire…
  • Nov 14

    Q&A: 10 Day Requirement for Independent Evaluation

    Q&A: 10 Day Requirement for Independent Evaluation
    Question: I know that the IEP team is required to meet within ten days of receiving an outside evaluation, but what days count?  I think it is school days, but what about half-days or professional development days?Answer: Yes, the…
Rank this Week: 4698

The FAPE Page

The FAPE Page

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

http://fapepage.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 1

    Stay-Put Violation Sustained Even Though FAPE Claim Was Denied

    Stay-Put Violation Sustained Even Though FAPE Claim Was Denied
    In Doe v. East Lyme Board of Education, the parent of an autistic child reached an agreement for an IEP under which the parent paid for the child's tuition at a private school and the school district paid for certain related services.…
  • Mar 14

    Waiver rule

    Waiver rule
    As is well known, if you don't raise an issue in your due process complaint, you cannot raise it in the due process hearing absent consent of the other side (and how likely is that?).  The Second Circuit, however, in C.F., by her…
Rank this Week: 2083

Student Loan Law Blog

Student Loan Law Blog

Covers federal student loan debt.

http://www.thefloridastudentloanattorney.com/floridastudentloans/
Rank this Week: 1827

Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blawg

Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blawg

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

http://www.sexualharassmentlawyerblawg.com/
  • Jan 9

    Ignoring the Problem: Is AutoZone Indifferent to Workplace Sexual Harassment?

    Ignoring the Problem: Is AutoZone Indifferent to Workplace Sexual Harassment?
    In December 2013, a victim of sexual harassment--a man--filed a charge with the EEOC, alleging that working in Autozone's Whiteville, North Carolina store, a female coworker: created a hostile work environment based on Complainant's gender…
  • Oct 28

    Racism at University of Illinois-Chicago: UIC Fails to Protect Mechanic from Harassment after Noose Appear

    Racism at University of Illinois-Chicago: UIC Fails to Protect Mechanic from Harassment after Noose Appear
    Employers are obligated to act promptly when they learn about ongoing workplace sexual or racial harassment. When employers ignore workplace harassment, the public will find out. Media coverage is an important tool for exposing and fighting…
  • Jul 20

    Plaintiff is Entitled to Read the Defendant's Email

    Plaintiff is Entitled to Read the Defendant's Email
    The Law Offices of Joshua Friedman PC routinely seeks production of e-mail, texts and video that contain racially and sexually offensive words and images, sent by managers. These are the same managers charged with enforcing the employer's…
Rank this Week: 3945

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: 3659

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: 2082

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: 2086

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/
  • 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…
  • Jul 26

    3rd Circuit issues interesting pendency decision

    3rd Circuit issues interesting pendency decision
    R.B. v. MASTERY CHARTER SCHOOL, 11-1009 (3rd Cir. 7-25-2013): In response to events that displeased the parent, she stopped sending her child to school. The school dis-enrolled the child after she had not attended for awhile. The parent filed…
Rank this Week: 808

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: 3109

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: 3417

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…
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