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HTMLOntario’s Community Hubs Initiatives Encourage Delivery Of Community-Enhancing Services
Brennan M. Carroll; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 6, 2016, previously published on May 27, 2016
Declining public school enrollment has created an expensive surplus of space which school boards must sell or otherwise find uses for. The Ministry of Education, school boards, municipalities and others have begun exploring initiatives to reduce barriers and encourage the creation of...

 

HTMLHuman Rights Tribunal Dismisses Discrimination Claim Against School Board Relating To Language Proficiency Job Requirement
Maria Gergin; Borden Ladner Gervais LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 6, 2016, previously published on May 27, 2016
On October 7, 2015, the Human Rights Tribunal of Ontario released a significant decision on the issue of whether a school board's denial of a promotion to an existing employee on the basis that the employee did not meet a language proficiency requirement of the job constituted discrimination.

 

HTMLWhat Parents of Teens and Tweens Should Know About Social Media
Michael A. Blnachard; Suisman Shapiro Attorneys-at-Law;
Legal Alert/Article
June 5, 2016, previously published by The Day on May 29, 2016
Social media has forever changed our society. Nowhere is this shift more prevalent than in the arena of parenting. The exponential growth of the internet generally, and social media specifically, has created relatively uncharted territory for parents of teens and “tweens.”

 

HTMLObama Administration Issues Directive on Transgender Access to School Restrooms
Bose McKinney Evans LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
June 3, 2016, previously published on May 13, 2016
A joint letter, commonly referred to as the “Dear Colleague” letter, from the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice was sent to schools today, Friday, May 13, 2016, with guidelines for every public school district in the country to allow transgender students to use the bathrooms...

 

Adobe PDFImpact of Massachusetts’ Omnibus Substance Abuse Legislation on Schools
Felicia S. Vasudevan; Murphy, Hesse, Toomey & Lehane, LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 27, 2016, previously published on March 2016
On March 14, 2016, Governor Charlie Baker signed into law House Bill, No. 4056, “An Act relative to substance use, treatment, education and prevention” (“the Act”). Several sections of the Act, which directly impact public schools, are summarized below.

 

Adobe PDFEnsuring the Accessibility of School Districts’ Websites
Murphy Hesse Toomey Lehane LLP;
Legal Alert/Article
May 27, 2016, previously published on April 2016
The United States Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) is receiving hundreds of complaints across the country about the accessibility of public schools’ websites for individuals with disabilities. It is, accordingly, investigating school districts’...

 

HTMLMassachusetts Senate Passes 3 Higher Education Bills
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 23, 2016, previously published on March 30, 2016
As an update to our recent post, the Massachusetts Senate took action on several important pieces of legislation that relate to higher education institutions and their students. Below is a brief summary of the activity that occurred during the passage of these bills.

 

HTMLMore Money, More Problems? - The Rise of Compensation and Expectations for College Coaches (Employment Matters)
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 23, 2016, previously published on March 28, 2016
This is the second installment of a series regarding legal issues affecting college athletics that Employment Matters will run during this year’s NCAA basketball tournament.

 

HTMLA Look Beyond the Madness ¿ Revisiting The Standing Of And Protections For Student-Athletes (Employment Matters)
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 23, 2016, previously published on March 24, 2016
This is the first installment of a series regarding legal issues affecting college athletics that Employment Matters will run during this year’s NCAA basketball tournament.

 

HTMLSenate Likely to Address Higher Education Bills Next Week
Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovsky Popeo P.C.;
Legal Alert/Article
May 23, 2016, previously published on March 18, 2016
Next week, the Massachusetts Senate is likely to address legislation that will have an impact on higher education institutions in Massachusetts, their students and financial institutions extending loans to such students. These bills are among the first substantial pieces of legislation in the area...

 


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