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|New Ohio Legislation Makes Reforms to Policies Affecting Primary and Secondary Education|
August 6, 2014, previously published on August 2014The Mid-Biennium Review bill was recently passed and presents changes to current laws related to public education. Among the numerous modifications implemented, major revisions include adjustments to teacher evaluations and new graduation requirements for the replacement of the Ohio Graduation...
|Missouri and Kansas Pass Legislation on State Authorization Reciprocity Agreements for Distance Education|
Lynnette Louise Siegel; Husch Blackwell LLP;
August 5, 2014, previously published on August 4, 2014Missouri is one of the most recent states to pass legislation authorizing an interstate reciprocity agreement for distance education providers. Missouri Gov. Jay Nixon signed House Bill 1389 in June, with the legislation set to go into effect August 28, 2014. Kansas passed similar legislation in...
|Update to Dutch Online Gaming Liberalization Process|
Martha A. Sabol, Reinier van de Steenoven, Emilie van Hasselt, Peter van Langeveld; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
August 4, 2014, previously published on August 01, 2014In July 2014, the Dutch legislative proposal to open the market for online gaming was submitted to the Dutch House of Representatives. At the same time, the advice given by the Dutch Council of State to the Dutch Government to reconsider its choice to liberalize the Internet gaming market was made...
|Public Bleachers Constructed Prior to the ADA Don't Need Additional Improvements if a Viable Alternative is Offered|
Michael J. Maurer; Best Best Krieger LLP;
August 4, 2014, previously published on July 30, 2014The Ninth Circuit has ruled that the Americans with Disabilities Act does not require a public entity to structurally alter existing bleacher seating at high school football games where the seating was constructed prior to the enactment of the ADA (1992) and there are alternative ADA accessible...
|Charter Schools Ordered to Repay $30,000 in Tax-Credit Funds|
Robert D. Haws; Gust Rosenfeld P.L.C.;
August 2, 2014, previously published on July 23, 2014Eduprize, a charter school with two campuses in the East Valley, has entered into a consent judgment to pay $30,000 into accounts for extracurricular activities for students. (See, Judgment).
|E.M. v. Pajaro Valley USD|
Rutan Tucker LLP;
August 1, 2014, previously published on July 2014On July 15, 2014, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit issued its most recent opinion regarding the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act of 2004 (“IDEA”): E.M. v. Pajaro Valley USD. The appellate court upheld the district court’s judgment in favor of...
|New Government Releases Relating to Institutional Responsibilities for Campus Safety and Security|
Joseph W. Cornelison; Husch Blackwell LLP;
July 24, 2014, previously published on July 22, 2014The U.S. Department of Education recently released a Dear Colleague Letter (DCL) providing some additional guidance regarding institutions’ responsibilities to implement changes to the Clery Act made by the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013 (VAWA). Also, Sen. Claire McCaskill...
|New York's Non-Profit Revitalization Act of 2013 Changes the Governance of Private Colleges, Universities and Schools|
Pamela A. Madeiros, Stephen A. Mendelsohn, Laura S. Norman; Greenberg Traurig, LLP;
July 23, 2014, previously published on July 18, 2014Effective July 1, 2014, New York’s Non-Profit Revitalization Act, (the Act) fundamentally changes the governance of non-profit private colleges, universities and schools and other charitable organizations. New York, which labored under cumbersome and antiquated regulatory statutes, has...
|Wheaton College Order Changes Landscape of Contraceptive Mandate for Religious Nonprofit Organizations|
James P. Rourke; Nexsen Pruet, LLC;
July 22, 2014, previously published on July 9, 2014Last Thursday, while many of us were preparing for the long weekend ahead, the U.S. Supreme Court was hard at work, issuing an order that may have far-reaching implications for religious nonprofit organizations.
|Eighth Circuit: Political Discrimination Case Against Iowa Law School Must Be Retried|
Ryan G. Koopmans, Ryan W. Leemkuil; Nyemaster Goode, P.C.;
July 19, 2014, previously published on July 15, 2014The political discrimination lawsuit against former Iowa law school dean Carolyn Jones is being sent back down for retrial. The Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that when the federal magistrate declared a mistrial because the jury was deadlocked, he could not recall the jury some two...