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Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 21

    Breaking: White House Plans To Merge Education and Labor Departments #Department of Education.

    Breaking: White House Plans To Merge Education and Labor Departments #Department of Education.
    The Trump administration plans to merge the federal departments of Education and Labor.  The proposal is part of a 132-page document outlining a broad restructuring of the federal government. The consolidation would…
  • Jun 18

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    Now that the Endrew F decision by the Supreme Court has been around for a while, has it made any difference in the education of children with disabilities? #FAPE ------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
  • Jun 17

    Children With Disabilities and Absenteeism #school attendance

    Children With Disabilities and Absenteeism #school attendance
    The National Center on Educational Outcomes (NCEO) has released a report on Students with Disabilities and Absenteeism. The brief provides information about chronic absenteeism and possible implications for students with disabilities when a…
Rank this Week: 780

The Ombuds Blog

The Ombuds Blog

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

http://ombuds-blog.blogspot.com/
  • Jun 21

    University of Michigan Appoints Two Faculty Ombud

    University of Michigan Appoints Two Faculty Ombud
    Michele Hannoosh and Robert Ortega have been selected as part-time Faculty Ombuds for Michigan. The report to the Office of the Provost and provide Ombuds services to faculty from the Ann Arbor and medical…
  • Jun 21

    Update: Prince William County School Board Appoints Committee to Work Up Ombuds Recommendation

    Update: Prince William County School Board Appoints Committee to Work Up Ombuds Recommendation
    Last month an independent investigator recommended the appointment of an Ombuds for the Virginia school district that has been roiled by complaints of workplace bullying and intimidation. On June 19 the Prince William County School Board…
  • Jun 19

    Job Posting: Department of the Interior

    Job Posting: Department of the Interior
    The Department of the Interior's Office of Collaborative Action and Dispute Resolution is hiring an Conflict Management Specialist to be based in Arlington, VA. Duties for the position include serving as "in-house coach, facilitator,…
Rank this Week: 645

nathuLAW

nathuLAW

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

http://nathulaw.com
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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
  • Jun 15

    Save the Date: School Safety & Equity Twitter Chat, Thurs. June 21, 7-8 pm ET

    Save the Date: School Safety & Equity Twitter Chat, Thurs. June 21, 7-8 pm ET
    Join us Thursday, June 21, at 7 p.m. EDT on Twitter, to discuss School Safety and Equity.  Our co-host for the chat is AASA, the School Superintendents Association. To participate, come to NSBA’s twitter page @NSBAComm Thursday,…
  • May 25

    Education Savings Accounts proposal H.R. 5199 opposed by House Committee

    Education Savings Accounts proposal H.R. 5199 opposed by House Committee
    The National School Boards Association applauds the U.S. House of Representatives leadership and Rules Committee’s decision to oppose H.R. 5199, the Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act, from being voted upon as part of…
  • May 25

    Education Savings Accounts proposal H.R. 5199 opposed by House Committee

    Education Savings Accounts proposal H.R. 5199 opposed by House Committee
    The National School Boards Association applauds the U.S. House of Representatives leadership and Rules Committee’s decision to oppose H.R. 5199, the Education Savings Accounts for Military Families Act, from being voted upon as part of…
Rank this Week: 110

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: 2184

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 23

    Arkansas Ranks 19th in Early Education

    Arkansas Ranks 19th in Early Education
    Earlier this week, the financial news site, 24/7 Wall St., published its rankings of states with the best and worst early education programs. Specifically focusing on 3- to 4-year-olds, the website ranked states using an index based on five…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1008

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/
  • May 22

    Threat Assessment Plans and Students with Special Needs by Charles P. Fox and Marilyn Green-Rebnord

    Threat Assessment Plans and Students with Special Needs by Charles P. Fox and Marilyn Green-Rebnord
    It has happened again--yet another school shooting in our country with multiple fatalities. This shooting is the 16th school shooting this year, an average of about one every week. Parents and teachers are terrified, students are marching,…
  • Apr 23

    School Shootings and Students with ED by Charles Fox and Marilyn Green-Rebnord

    School Shootings and Students with ED by Charles Fox and Marilyn Green-Rebnord
    COPAA, the Council of Parents, Attorneys and Advocates, released a statement after the Parkland shootings urging us not to use yet another school shooting tragedy as an impetus to marginalize students with emotional issues and mental illness…
  • Apr 19

    Illinois Issues Major Findings Against Chicago Public School

    Illinois Issues Major Findings Against Chicago Public School
    While I am still digesting the report that just came out, I wanted to share it more broadly. CPS is one of the biggest district's in the US and has huge problems that I see everyday far beyond the parameters...
Rank this Week: 1430

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: 3938

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: 2923

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: 3388

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
  • Apr 4

    New Technical Assistance Advisory on AAC

    New Technical Assistance Advisory on AAC
    On April 2, 2018, Russell Johnston, PhD, the Senior Associate Commissions and State Director of Special Education issued a Technical Assistance Advisory called "Addressing the Communication Needs of Students with Disabilities Through…
  • Mar 25

    MA DESE Provides Guidance on Diplomas and IEP Transition Service

    MA DESE Provides Guidance on Diplomas and IEP Transition Service
    Today, the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education ("DESE") issued an administrative advisory on graduation requirements for students with IEPs.  You can read the entire document here. The advisory…
  • Feb 28

    MCLE School Law Conference

    MCLE School Law Conference
    On Friday, March 9th Attorney Lillian Wong will serve on the faculty of the MCLE School Law Conference in Boston, Massachusetts.  MCLE’s 18th Annual School Law Conference 2018 examines the latest changes in school-related…
Rank this Week: 4335

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

Scholarly Communications @ Duke

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

http://blogs.library.duke.edu/scholcomm/
  • Oct 27

    Who posted all those articles to ResearchGate anyway?

    Who posted all those articles to ResearchGate anyway?
    You may have heard about recent legal action against ResearchGate brought by several large academic publishers organized under name of the “Coalition for Responsible Sharing” (Elsevier, Wiley, Wolters Kluwer, Brill, and ACS). Some…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 239

Lex Ferenda

Lex Ferenda

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

http://www.lexferenda.com
  • Oct 10

    On intermediaries, at the Information Law and Policy Centre – 5 October 2017

    On intermediaries, at the Information Law and Policy Centre – 5 October 2017
    Cross-posted from https://infolawcentre.blogs.sas.ac.uk/2017/10/10/internet-intermediaries-from-defamation-to-directive-to-data-protection/ Taking stock of recent developments concerning the liability and duties associated with being an…
  • 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…
Rank this Week: 1386

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: 1675

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: 135

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

Jerry Tanenbaum's Blog

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

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

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

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

    Charter Schools and Children with Disabilitie

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

    Teenager with Disabilities Injured and Arrested by TSA Workers in Airport

    Teenager with Disabilities Injured and Arrested by TSA Workers in Airport
    Another sad reminder in the news, that caregivers of people with disabilities cannot presume that authority personnel will listen to or understand the caregiver’s guidance on how best to deal with a person’s disabilities. This sad…
Rank this Week: 2089

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: 1431

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: 3704

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: 2922

Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blawg

Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blawg

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

http://www.sexualharassmentlawyerblawg.com/
  • 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
    Friedman & Houlding LLP 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
    Friedman & Houlding LLP 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 and the…
Rank this Week: 4263

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: 1453

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: 3377