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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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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/
  • Apr 27

    Roberts Court at 10: The Fourth Amendment

    Roberts Court at 10: The Fourth Amendment
    On September 29, 2005, The United States Senate confirmed then appellate court judge John Roberts to be Chief Justice of the United States. The current October 2014 Term for that court marks the tenth term completed with Roberts at the...
  • Apr 17

    Judge's Facebook Comments Raises Ethics Question

    Judge's Facebook Comments Raises Ethics Question
    From the ABA Journal earlier this week: A judge in Louisville, Kentucky, says he was cautioning parents about racial stereotypes when he criticized a victim-impact statement on Facebook. Judge Olu Stevens didn’t identify the crime victims…
  • Apr 16

    E-Discovery, the Fourth Amendment and New Technology

    E-Discovery, the Fourth Amendment and New Technology
    I am always amazed at the ways new technologies raise into Fourth Amendment questions. Monday, Michael Rich (Elon) posted "Machine Learning, Automated Suspicion Algorithms, and the Fourth Amendment." on SSRN as yet another example…
Rank this Week: 468

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

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

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 27

    Job Posting: Richland County School District

    Job Posting: Richland County School District
    South Carolina’s fifth-largest school district, which serves more than 25,000 students around Columbia, is hiring an Ombudsman. Reporting directly to the District Superintendent, the position, "provides advice and assistance to…
  • Apr 27

    Oslo and Akershus University Ombuds Begins Blogging

    Oslo and Akershus University Ombuds Begins Blogging
    Earlier this year, Anita Tøien Johansen began blogging about her work as the first Studentombud for the Oslo and Akershus University College of Applied Sciences (Høgskolen i Oslo og Akershus, "HiOA"), Norway's largest public…
  • Apr 27

    Students at University of Texas Seek Full-Time Ombud

    Students at University of Texas Seek Full-Time Ombud
    At its latest meeting, the Graduate Student Association at UT Austin introduced a new proposal to support funding a full-time Student Ombudsman. The UT Office of the Ombudsman, although 46 years old, has just one part-time Student…
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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 27

    Steps toward a new GSU ruling

    Steps toward a new GSU ruling
    It looks more and more like we will get a new ruling from the trial court in the Georgia State case about what is or is not fair use for digital course readings.  The case, of course, was reversed and remanded to the trial court after…
  • Apr 14

    A new home for copyright?

    A new home for copyright?
    The idea that the Copyright Office should move out of the Library of Congress was first raised some years ago by Bruce Lehman, who was, at the time, the Director of the Patent and Trademark Office.  The idea seemed to be that the…
  • Apr 1

    Listening to Lessig

    Listening to Lessig
    Like many other attendees, I was pleased when I saw that the closing keynote address for this year’s Association of College and Research Libraries Conference was to be given by Professor Larry Lessig of Harvard.  But, to be honest,…
Rank this Week: 772

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Apr 27

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    We are now running a new series which is an updated version of our previous series: An Introduction To Special Education Law. Are there any topics that we have not covered in the past that you would like to see in this Special Ed Law 101…
  • Apr 23

    Special Education Law 101 - Part IV #LRE

    Special Education Law 101 - Part IV #LRE
    In the previous posts in this series, we have introduced you to the requirement of  FAPE.  In this installment, we discuss the separate but equally important requirement of LRE.The Requirement of LRE (least restrictive…
  • Apr 20

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    We are now running a new series which is an updated version of our previous series: An Introduction To Special Education Law. Are there any topics that we have not covered in the past that you would like to see in this Special Ed Law 101…
Rank this Week: 975

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/
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Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

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

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • Apr 9

    I think I’m a clone now

    I think I’m a clone now
    Dr. Tom Phillips worked on a CREATe project with me, as a research associate (Dr. Keith M. Johnston was the co-investigator).  Our project on Games and Transmedia dealt with a wide range of issue pertaining to law, business and…
  • Apr 1

    Ubiquitous chipped

    Ubiquitous chipped
    (Edit: updated with better formatting) I’m just returning from a fascinating two-day conference on ‘designing smart cities’ at the University of Strathclyde, chaired by Prof. Lilian Edwards (who is responsible for the…
  • Mar 26

    Televised debates and the General Election

    Televised debates and the General Election
    I spoke with Raidió na Gaeltachta this morning on the upcoming TV events and debates in the UK general election campaign (which I guess starts officially today with the proroguing of Parliament, in advance of dissolution on Monday).…
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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/
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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
  • Mar 4

    Free Search Engine for Massachusetts Sped Law

    Free Search Engine for Massachusetts Sped Law
    Attorney Daniel Perlman, formally a staff attorney at Massachusetts Advocates for Children and now in private practice, has created a wonderful new (FREE!) search engine.  It is easy to use and is quickly becoming…
  • Mar 2

    Mass Advocates for Children Youth Fellowship

    Mass Advocates for Children Youth Fellowship
    Massachusetts Advocates for Children invites young adults 18-26 with Autism Spectrum Disorder and/or Intellectual Disability to apply for a state-of-the-art Young Adult Leaders Fellowship that offers an opportunity to learn the professional…
  • Feb 4

    Special Education Law from A to Z

    Special Education Law from A to Z
    Attorney Lillian Wong will be one of the faculty members presenting in a 2-day practical course, Special Education Law From A to Z. This comprehensive seminar will lay out all the essential requirements surrounding IEP development,…
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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/
  • Mar 2

    Abuse of the Developmentally Delayed

    Abuse of the Developmentally Delayed
    A sad story came out of California in 2012 regarding developmentally delayed adults living in residential centers. Over a four-year period, 36 patients at California’s “board-and-care centers” for the developmentally…
  • Feb 27

    Miranda Rights and Your Child

    Miranda Rights and Your Child
    Although I am a special education attorney and not a criminal defense attorney, occasionally I receive phone calls from parents who are angry and concerned because their child has been questioned or searched by school officials for…
  • Feb 22

    The Debate on Reauthorizing NCLB

    The Debate on Reauthorizing NCLB
    With a Republican controlled Senate and a Republican controlled House, it appears likely that the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA), first enacted in 1965 and re-authorized as the No Child Left Behind Act (NCLB) in 2001, may…
Rank this Week: 873

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/
  • Jan 29

    Berchem, Moses & Devlin Partner Michelle Laubin to Speak on Discipline and Discrimination at CABE Board Member Academy

    Berchem, Moses & Devlin Partner Michelle Laubin to Speak on Discipline and Discrimination at CABE Board Member Academy
    Discipline and Discrimination: It Can Be a Fine Line Thursday, February 19, 2015 9:00 AM – 11:30 AM Rovins Conference Room, CABE, Wethersfield If you have a diverse student body, you are encouraged to attend this workshop and learn…
  • Sep 2

    Posting Class Lists: is that a FERPA violation?

    Posting Class Lists: is that a FERPA violation?
    With the start of the 2014-2015 school year upon us, schools routinely post the class assignments in the public domain enabling other students and/or parents access to this information.  Many parents have expressed concern that such…
  • Aug 13

    New Standard Proposed by EDNY for IEP’s of Bullied Special Needs Student

    New Standard Proposed by EDNY for IEP’s of Bullied Special Needs Student
    In a decision issued July 24, 2014, Senior United States District Court Judge Jack Weinstein has authored an opinion proposing a new standard for evaluating whether the IEP of a special education student who has experienced bullying provides…
Rank this Week: 1114

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: 960

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

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

http://nathulaw.com
  • Apr 25

    Get Up, Stand Up. For Music in Trinidad and Tobago

    Get Up, Stand Up. For Music in Trinidad and Tobago
    “Get up, stand up. For music.” is the theme of World Intellectual Property Day, 2015. When Bob Marley and the Wailers laid down the opening track on Burnin’ in a Kingston recording studio some four decades ago, they likely…
  • Feb 14

    Carnival, Photographs and Right

    Carnival, Photographs and Right
    As the Merry Monarch reigns over the next few days, hundreds of persons, including both masqueraders and spectators will be photographing the ‘Greatest Show On Earth’. With advances in technology, there is always confusion…
  • Feb 14

    How To Make A Will

    How To Make A Will
    What are the formalities for making a Will in Trinidad and Tobago? Student Attorney Tamara Dolsingh explains how a Will is to be made for the Hugh Wooding Law School Human Rights Law Clinic. Tamara’s article was published on…
Rank this Week: 1834

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/
  • Apr 1

    School Discipline and Your Child with Special Need

    School Discipline and Your Child with Special Need
    If you have a child with a Section 504 Plan or who receives special education services under an IEP, it’s important to know that your child may have some additional rights to either address helping him behave more appropriately in…
  • Mar 27

    Special Needs Child with Autism Denied Use of School Bathroom?

    Special Needs Child with Autism Denied Use of School Bathroom?
    You may have seen reports in the news about a teacher’s union trying to bar a special education student’s use of the only bathroom on the same floor as her classroom, because that bathroom is for “teachers only.”…
  • Mar 13

    3-D Print “Bionic” Limbs for Children with Special Need

    3-D Print “Bionic” Limbs for Children with Special Need
    I usually post about children with special needs who have learning and/or developmental disabilities, but ran across some information about new technology for children who are missing limbs that I found truly amazing and wanted to share. A…
Rank this Week: 1694

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: 1797

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: 1742

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: 1790

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: 1196

The FAPE Page

The FAPE Page

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

http://fapepage.blogspot.com/
  • 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…
  • Feb 24

    Stay-Put Split

    Stay-Put Split
    The Third Circuit jumped into the dispute between the D.C. and the Ninth Circuits on the issue of whether the stay-put provision of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, which requires that a disabled child shall remain in his or…
  • Jun 15

    Summer Conflict

    Summer Conflict
    The Third Circuit has held that an IEP enacted before summer vaction, but not implemented does not establish the "stay put" placement when a placement dispute arises over the summer. The decision in LY v. Bayonne Board of Education can be…
Rank this Week: 1681

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: 1386

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: 1620

Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blawg

Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blawg

Covers racial and sexual harassment and education law. By Law Offices of Joshua Friedman.

http://www.sexualharassmentlawyerblawg.com/
  • 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…
  • Jul 18

    Civil Rights Struggle in the Press and Court

    Civil Rights Struggle in the Press and Court
    The Law Offices of Joshua Friedman PC has a multi-disciplinary approach to civil rights advocacy. We believe civil rights have never been won solely or even primarily in court. Public struggle is protected activity under civil rights statutes…
  • Jan 2

    New York Athletic Club Tried to keep Testimony about Sexual Harassment and Racial Slurs Secret

    New York Athletic Club Tried to keep Testimony about Sexual Harassment and Racial Slurs Secret
    During the Civil Rights Movement advocates used a combination of lawsuits, sit ins, protest marches, and boycotts, to fight institutional racism. Newspaper reporting of these protests played an important role in changing public opinion, which…
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Education Law Prof Blog

Education Law Prof Blog

Edited by Derek W. Black and LaJuana Davis.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/education_law/
  • Apr 27

    The Child's Interest to Be Free From Homeschooling

    The Child's Interest to Be Free From Homeschooling
    Two years, ago Josh Powell caught national media attention with his attempts to enroll in Buckingham County Public Schools. He had been homeschooled for years and, under the permissive homeschool rules in the state, had managed to learn…
  • Apr 27

    OCR Reminds Districts and Universities to Designate Title IX Coordinator

    OCR Reminds Districts and Universities to Designate Title IX Coordinator
    On Friday, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights new Title IX guidance. It emphasizes the responsibility of school districts, colleges and universities to designate a Title IX coordinator. It also offers an overview of…
  • Apr 24

    School Suspends Sixth Grader for a Year for Possessing Leaf Found Not to Be Marijuana

    School Suspends Sixth Grader for a Year for Possessing Leaf Found Not to Be Marijuana
    Last month Derek cited a study correlating higher student marijuana use to schools in which administrators reported using out-of-school suspensions and students reported low policy enforcement. That has not slowed the use of such policies in…
Rank this Week: 1933

Student Loan Law Blog

Student Loan Law Blog

Covers federal student loan debt.

http://www.thefloridastudentloanattorney.com/floridastudentloans/
  • Apr 14

    3 Groups of Federal Student Loan Borrowers That May Be Eligible for a Disability Discharge

    3 Groups of Federal Student Loan Borrowers That May Be Eligible for a Disability Discharge
    Below is a list of 3 groups of federal student loan borrowers that may be eligible to have their student loan debt administratively discharged (NO bankruptcy adversarial proceeding required). Veterans- Veterans who have a VA determination…
  • Mar 5

    US Department of Education Is Finally Cracking Down On Lying/Abusive Collection Agencies.

    US Department of Education Is Finally Cracking Down On Lying/Abusive Collection Agencies.
    In its February 27, 2015 press release, the U.S. Department of Education indicated that they were “winding down” contracts with 5 private collection agencies because they were providing “inaccurate information” to…
  • Feb 24

    Pay-As-You-Earn Expansion. Why Should You Care?

    Pay-As-You-Earn Expansion. Why Should You Care?
    Today the U.S. Department of Education began its latest round of negotiated rulemaking to expand the Pay-As-You-Earn repayment plan as a result of President Obama’s 2014 announcement. The negotiations end April. Why should you care? If…
Rank this Week: 2460

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
  • Feb 11

    Legislative Update

    Legislative Update
    Just a few education bills filed recently that have caught my attention: SB176: This bill proposes to modify the qualifications required for the Commissioner of Education. Currently, the Commissioner is required to hold at least a…
  • Jan 19

    Legislative Update

    Legislative Update
    One full week of the 2015 General Session is behind us, and surprisingly, there haven’t been many education bills filed that have caught my attention. The most notable bill filed, HB1077, would allow public college and university staff…
  • Jan 6

    Coming Soon: 2015 Regular Session

    Coming Soon: 2015 Regular Session
    It’s been a while since I last posted. The holidays and a new baby girl at home have kept me a bit busy over the last few weeks. However, I’m now back in the swing of things and plan to…Read more →
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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: 3673