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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/
Rank this Week: 1007

NSBAwire

NSBAwire

Covers public education news and analysis for school board members and the education community at large. By the National School Boards Association.

http://www.nsba.org/newsroom/nsbawire
  • Sep 22

    NSBA comments on Department of Education's regulations and guidance

    NSBA comments on Department of Education's regulations and guidance
    On September 21, 2017, NSBA submitted a letter to Hilary Malawer, Assistant General Counsel, Division of Regulatory Services, the U.S. Department of Education (Department), with comments regarding burdensome and costly regulations and…
  • Sep 20

    New from ASBJ: Houston literacy push unbowed by Harvey

    New from ASBJ: Houston literacy push unbowed by Harvey
    The start of the 2017-18 school year was delayed for most public schools in Houston for two weeks due to Hurricane Harvey. Watching TV news reports, it was hard to juxtapose the torrent of rain and catastrophic flooding that left their mark…
  • Sep 12

    NSBA Center for Public Education study finds public schools offer the broadest range of educational choice

    NSBA Center for Public Education study finds public schools offer the broadest range of educational choice
    A new report -- “Busting the Myth of ‘one-size-fits all’ Public Education,” -- from the Center for Public Education (CPE) found an abundance of choice in public schools, both in program offerings and school selection.…
Rank this Week: 236

Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

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

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • Sep 22

    Peng t(h)ing called disruption…

    Peng t(h)ing called disruption…
    Discourse and rhetoric around the ‘sharing economy’ is something that fascinates me, and I am hoping to do a larger project on the topic (subject to time, funding and the usual caveats). But the 2017 release of two songs…
  • Sep 18

    Now out – Medium Law – the book!

    Now out – Medium Law – the book!
    My book Medium Law (Routledge) has just been published. It’s available in hardback (from the publisher and from various bookshops) and for Kindle and as a Google Play ebook, and an extract/summary is available here. Here’s the…
  • Aug 23

    Disliking like

    Disliking like
    I have a new article in the forthcoming issue of the Journal of British Cinema and Television. JBCTV (Edinburgh University Press) is a journal that I have read and cited for some time, so it’s a particular pleasure to be published in it…
Rank this Week: 624

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: 3243

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

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

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Sep 20

    Long-Time Ombuds at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Retire

    Long-Time Ombuds at Massachusetts Institute of Technology Retire
    After three decades as the MIT Ombudsperson, Toni Robinson has retired. Robinson will be celebrated by the campus on September 29, 2017.  Before coming to MIT, Robinson was the Deputy Ombudsman for the Social Security…
  • Sep 20

    Ohio Ombuds Organization Holds First Meeting

    Ohio Ombuds Organization Holds First Meeting
    On September 15, 2017, nine Ombuds from Ohio held their first meeting at The Ohio State University. The group included: Kimberly Jackson Davidson (Oberlin College); Kim Fulbright (University of Cincinnati); Jill E. Rudd (Cleveland State…
  • Sep 19

    University of Missouri–Kansas City Names Staff Ombud

    University of Missouri–Kansas City Names Staff Ombud
    UMKC's has appointed Marita Barkis as its first Staff Ombudsperson. This is a part-time appointment. Barkis is a licensed psychologist in private practice and previously served as the Director of Counseling, Health, Testing and…
Rank this Week: 139

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 19

    When is School Expulsion Mandatory in California Public Schools?

    When is School Expulsion Mandatory in California Public Schools?
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995School expulsion is NOT something any parent wants their child to endure.  To be removed entirely from a school district to have to attend a "bad" school is not a fun…
  • Aug 14

    Appealing A Bad OCR Decision On Alleged School Discrimination

    Appealing A Bad OCR Decision On Alleged School Discrimination
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995Have you filed a complaint alleging discrimination or improper retaliation with the United States Department of Education (USDOE) and their Office for Civil Rights (OCR)…
  • Jul 13

    Schools Have An Obligation To Provide Translated Document

    Schools Have An Obligation To Provide Translated Document
    By Michelle Ball, California Education Attorney for Students since 1995California is a diverse state, with many different cultures, nationalities and languages being spoken.  Residents' children, regardless of language spoken by students…
Rank this Week: 1937

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

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

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    How will courts and hearing officers interpret Endrew F? #FAPE ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
  • Sep 16

    Special Education Law - Part XIII #lawyer

    Special Education Law - Part XIII #lawyer
    This is another post in our ongoing series on the basics of special education law.  Please let us know how you are enjoying this series.  We feel that this is a good introduction for newbies and a good refresher for…
  • Sep 14

    Sometimes My Job Is Pretty Cool #WhereIsJG?

    Sometimes My Job Is Pretty Cool #WhereIsJG?
    ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
Rank this Week: 428

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

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

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Sep 15

    Revisiting Section 108

    Revisiting Section 108
    Earlier today the U.S. Copyright Office released its long-awaited review of improvements to Section 108 of the Copyright Act, the section which grants limited, specific exceptions to copyright for libraries and archives. Over a decade…
  • Sep 15

    Revisiting Section 108

    Revisiting Section 108
    Earlier today the U.S. Copyright Office released its long-awaited review of improvements to Section 108 of the Copyright Act, the section which grants limited, specific exceptions to copyright for libraries and archives. Over a decade…
  • May 19

    Does Fair Use Affect Academic Authors’ Incentive to Write? Some Lessons from Authors of Works from the GSU Course Reserves Case

    Does Fair Use Affect Academic Authors’ Incentive to Write? Some Lessons from Authors of Works from the GSU Course Reserves Case
    This post was co-authored by David Hansen and Brandon Butler and cross posted on The Taper and on Duke University Libraries’ Scholarly Communications Blog. Copyright law in the U.S. is premised on the idea that exclusive rights given to…
Rank this Week: 696

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: 2068

Engel & Martin, LLC Blog

Engel & Martin, LLC Blog

Covers criminal law and student disciplinary hearings.

http://www.engelandmartin.com/blog/
  • Sep 5

    Lawsuit Alleges Politician Violated First Amendment By Blocking Social Media Comment

    Lawsuit Alleges Politician Violated First Amendment By Blocking Social Media Comment
    Engel & Martin, LLC has filed a Federal Lawsuit on behalf of five Hamilton Township, Ohio residents who allege that a Township Trustee violated the First Amendment when he blocked people from commenting on his Facebook page. Read the…
  • Aug 28

    Anne Tamashasky Recognized as “10 Best” Attorney

    Anne Tamashasky Recognized as “10 Best” Attorney
    Anne Tamashasky has been recognized for exceptional performance by the  The American Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys.  Tamashasky was named  as one of Ohio’s “10 Best Criminal Law Attorneys for Client…
  • Aug 26

    Federal Court Bars Miami University From Suspending Student Accused of Sexual Assault

    Federal Court Bars Miami University From Suspending Student Accused of Sexual Assault
    A Federal Judge in Cincinnati has issued a preliminary injunction prohibiting Miami University from suspending a student who had been accused of sexual assault on the campus. The opinion is available here.  The student, referred to as…
Rank this Week: 4065

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/
  • Aug 31

    Hurricane Harvey and his Brethren Hit Disabled Hard

    Hurricane Harvey and his Brethren Hit Disabled Hard
    Hurricanes hit the most vulnerable the hardest and that applies without a doubt to people with disabilities. The death of Benilda Caixeta, of New Orleans tragically underscores this point. Ms. Caixeta was found drowned in her apartment, next…
  • Aug 8

    Gender Identity and Special Need

    Gender Identity and Special Need
    The Trump Administration’s February 2017 reversal of an earlier Obama decision ensuring that transgender students under Title IX should be allowed to use the school restrooms of the gender to which they identify has thrown school…
  • Jun 23

    Stop Cuts and Caps to Medicaid

    Stop Cuts and Caps to Medicaid
    The following is an action alert from COPAA: On Monday, the U.S. Senate will begin debate its bill, the Better Care Reconciliation Act, to replace the Affordable Care Act. The bill is being touted as better than the House bill...
Rank this Week: 730

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: 1538

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
  • Aug 11

    Special Education FAQ for Parent

    Special Education FAQ for Parent
    There are two times during the year that I get the most calls from parents of special needs students: (1) when IEPs are being developed in the spring, and (2) at the beginning of each school year when parents become concerned about whether…
  • Apr 10

    The Argument for Early Childhood Education

    The Argument for Early Childhood Education
    Access to affordable, quality early childhood education is a critical piece missing from the education system in this country. Children from poor families who live in impoverished areas benefit significantly from quality early childhood…
  • Mar 13

    An Introduction to Best Buddies Arkansa

    An Introduction to Best Buddies Arkansa
    In 2015, I was asked to serve on the State Advisory Board for Best Buddies Arkansas, the local affiliate to Best Buddies International. Founded by Anthony Shriver in 1989, Best Buddies International is the world’s largest…
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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: 3851

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
  • Feb 23

    US Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Student with Disability

    US Supreme Court Rules in Favor of Student with Disability
    Yesterday, the Supreme Court decided, 8-0, in Fry v. Napoleon Community Schools, that families do not have to exhaust remedies under IDEA when rights are fully supported by the ADA and Section 504. This is a huge deal in the…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1495

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 23

    South Texas Law Review: Ethics in Energy and Environmental Law

    South Texas Law Review: Ethics in Energy and Environmental Law
    South Texas Law Review is hosting its 23rd Annual Symposium tomorrow, February 24, at the school's downtown campus. Information about this symposium is here. Craig Estlinbaum
  • Feb 22

    Supremes Issue Major IDEA Case Concerning Exhaustion of Administrative Remedie

    Supremes Issue Major IDEA Case Concerning Exhaustion of Administrative Remedie
    The IDEA requires exhaustion of administrative remedies before bringing a due process complaint for the denial of a Free and Appropriate Education. But, what about a discrimination claim under the ADA or the Rehabilitation Act for the failure…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 59

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…
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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: 2023

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: 1206

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: 1016

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…
  • 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…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 2131

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: 715

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: 2974

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: 951