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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…
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The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

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

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 30

    IOA Members Vote to Change Bylaw

    IOA Members Vote to Change Bylaw
    Members of the International Ombudsman Association have, for the first time, voted to update their bylaws to revise membership categories and restructure eligibility for Board service.  The vote culminates years of work by IOA leaders to…
  • Sep 30

    Coalition of Federal Ombudsman Sets 2016 Conference

    Coalition of Federal Ombudsman Sets 2016 Conference
    COFO has opened announced details of its 2016 conference.  This one-day event takes place on October 7 and will focus on the themes of, "support, connect, learn, and grow." Thomas Zgambo, Ombudsman at the World Bank Group, will serve as…
  • Sep 30

    Job Posting: Leadership for Educational Equity

    Job Posting: Leadership for Educational Equity
    The nonprofit organization that advocates for the educational equity and supports the work of Teach for America is hiring its first Ombudsperson. The position will work with LEE staff and have a “dotted line” reporting…
Rank this Week: 502

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/
  • Aug 4

    Fired for Being "Too Cute" Does Not State Cause of Action

    Fired for Being "Too Cute" Does Not State Cause of Action
    Sometimes you just cannot make these cases up. After a female massage therapist was fired by the male owner for being "too cute, " she sued for sex discrimination. Justice Sholom Hagler, a New York lower court judge who I...
  • Jun 18

    So You Want To Be A Lawyer

    So You Want To Be A Lawyer
    An Expensive Law Degree, No Where To Use It is a must read June 17, 2016 NY Times article. In it, the author describes the difficulty that many law students from non-ivy league schools face. Some graduate with 200k in...
  • Jun 7

    Major 2d Circuit Decision Discussing Whether Hispanic Ancestry Is A Race Under Title VII and 1981

    Major 2d Circuit Decision Discussing Whether Hispanic Ancestry Is A Race Under Title VII and 1981
    Village of Freeport v. Barrella, ____F.3d____(2d Cir. 2016), is a major case discussing whether Hispanic ancestry is a race under Title VII or 1981. As the court explained: Based on longstanding Supreme Court and Second Circuit precedent, we…
Rank this Week: 405

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
Rank this Week: 644

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/
  • Sep 16

    Athletic Motivation In Sports Transfers- Avoiding The Allegation

    Athletic Motivation In Sports Transfers- Avoiding The Allegation
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995High school sports laws in California are the bane of many parents, and students, existence.  They are restrictive and can be confusing for one and all.  One of…
  • Aug 2

    Preventing Problems In Special Education Service Delivery When Changing School District

    Preventing Problems In Special Education Service Delivery When Changing School District
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995Moving your home is never easy, but some stuff should be smooth: calling to set up utilities, finding a local grocery store, enrollment in school.  These things…
  • Jul 25

    Mandatory Vaccinations For School: Who Will Be Excluded And Parental Option

    Mandatory Vaccinations For School: Who Will Be Excluded And Parental Option
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995Most California public school students must be fully vaccinated to attend public or private classroom-based schools.  If a student is not vaccinated, or does not fit…
Rank this Week: 1060

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: 942

Student Loan Law Blog

Student Loan Law Blog

Covers federal student loan debt.

http://www.thefloridastudentloanattorney.com/floridastudentloans/
Rank this Week: 878

Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Sep 30

    Nevada's Supreme Court Declares Voucher Program Unconstitutional

    Nevada's Supreme Court Declares Voucher Program Unconstitutional
    The Education Law Center offered this summary yesterday: Education Law Center welcomes the Nevada Supreme Court decision in Lopez v. Schwartz firmly declaring the state's Education Savings Account (ESA) voucher program unconstitutional and…
  • Sep 29

    U.S. Supreme Court to Weigh Level of Benefit Required by Special Education Law by Mark Walsh

    U.S. Supreme Court to Weigh Level of Benefit Required by Special Education Law by Mark Walsh
    At Education Week's School Law Blog, Mark Walsh covers the U.S. Supreme Court's cert grant today in Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District RE-1 (No. 15-827), in which the Court may resolve a circuit split on the issue of what level of…
  • Sep 29

    Has School Funding Litigation Had a Positive Effect on Teachers and Their Salaries?

    Has School Funding Litigation Had a Positive Effect on Teachers and Their Salaries?
    Wallet Hub recently ranked the best and worst states to be a teacher. The states with the lowest cost adjusted salaries are: Hawaii — $34,063 South Dakota — $41,000 Maine — $43,792 West Virginia — $44,337 Arizona — $46,029 Business…
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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: 2735

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
Rank this Week: 4974

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: 4684

The FAPE Page

The FAPE Page

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

http://fapepage.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • 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.…
Rank this Week: 2303

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: 3641

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/
  • Sep 8

    It is Time for People with Disabilities to Show Their Collective Power Through Their Vote

    It is Time for People with Disabilities to Show Their Collective Power Through Their Vote
    Persons with disabilities now represent the single largest minority group in our country’s electorate. According to a report from the Rutgers School of Management, 35.4 million people with disabilities, which represents one sixth of the…
  • Sep 4

    Parental Guidelines for Testing Accommodation

    Parental Guidelines for Testing Accommodation
    I have blogged previously about how essential it is for parents to ensure that any informal accommodations received by their child, particularly those related to testing, are documented in the child’s IEP or 504 Plan. Memorializing…
  • Aug 3

    When Your Child Has Dyslexia

    When Your Child Has Dyslexia
    Parents frequently tell me that their school districts refuse to recognize their child’s diagnosis of dyslexia. One school psychologist defines dyslexia as “simply a fancy word for a disorder that involves reading.” Other…
Rank this Week: 2305

Engel & Martin, LLC Blog

Engel & Martin, LLC Blog

Covers criminal law and student disciplinary hearings.

http://www.engelandmartin.com/blog/
  • Sep 4

    Former Police Sergeant Not Guilty of Felony Sex Offense

    Former Police Sergeant Not Guilty of Felony Sex Offense
    After a two week jury trial, a Clermont County jury has found a former Miami Township police officer accused of groping and assaulting a woman during a ride-along last year not guilty of three felony sex offenses and a separate charge of…
  • Sep 2

    Closing Arguments in Trial of Clermont County Officer

    Closing Arguments in Trial of Clermont County Officer
    From Channel 12: In court, the prosecutor showed pictures, including where the victim said [the officer]spanked her under the guise of wrestling. The defense claimed the young woman was not credible and built a case by trying to show she lied…
  • Aug 24

    Testimony Begins in Trial of Police Sergeant

    Testimony Begins in Trial of Police Sergeant
    The defense in a trial of a Miami Township Police Sergeant accused of assaulting a young woman in the police departments “explorer” program is “trying to show the 20-year-old as an immature, attention-seeking liar.”…
Rank this Week: 2053

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

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

http://nathulaw.com
  • Sep 3

    Preventing the Zika Virus in Trinidad and Tobago

    Preventing the Zika Virus in Trinidad and Tobago
    The Zika virus disease (“Zika”) is a mosquito-borne flavivirus that is transmitted primarily by Aedes mosquitoes. According to the World Health Organization, people with Zika can have symptoms…
  • Aug 15

    Talking about Defamation and Discrimination in T&T

    Talking about Defamation and Discrimination in T&T
    On August 15, 2016, I was invited by the Caribbean New Media Group to speak on the Good Morning Trinidad and Tobago breakfast television programme…
  • Aug 4

    Local businesses should avoid getting caught-up in Olympic fever

    Local businesses should avoid getting caught-up in Olympic fever
    As athletes from around the world take centre stage in Rio de Janeiro over the next two weeks, everyone is caught-up in the excitement of…
Rank this Week: 1912

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/
  • Sep 2

    OCR Publications Clarify District Obligations to Student with ADHD under Section 504

    OCR Publications Clarify District Obligations to Student with ADHD under Section 504
    School is back in session once again, and districts are confronting the perennial challenge of educating students with a multitude of physical, cognitive and behavioral limitations. Among these conditions, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity…
  • Aug 25

    Public Act 16-67: New Hiring Requirements for Board of Education Personnel

    Public Act 16-67: New Hiring Requirements for Board of Education Personnel
    Effective July 1, 2016, local or regional boards of education, governing councils of state or local charter schools and inter-district magnet school operators (collectively “BOEs”), are going to have to follow new requirements for…
  • May 19

    Major Overtime Rule Change Effective December 1 – What You Need To Know To Prepare Now

    Major Overtime Rule Change Effective December 1 – What You Need To Know To Prepare Now
    The U.S. Department of Labor just issued its final rule, requiring minimum wage and overtime for some employees who are currently “exempt” from these requirements. Employers need to plan ahead for implementation, as the rule…
Rank this Week: 1574

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/
  • 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…
  • Jun 2

    What Level of Educational Benefit Must Schools Provide to Children with Special Needs?

    What Level of Educational Benefit Must Schools Provide to Children with Special Needs?
    An important case is currently before the U.S. Supreme Court that could cause significant harm to children across the nation who need special education services, or it could raise the bar for children with disabilities in areas that currently…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1713

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: 1415

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: 1557

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: 4685

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: 4814

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: 3776

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: 2468

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: 3298

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: 3549

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: 1467