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|Student Data Protection in an Era of Education Technology Innovation|
Katherine D. Brodie, Michelle Hon Donovan, Alison Haddock Hutton; Duane Morris LLP;
September 7, 2015, previously published on August 7, 2015Consensus regarding how and whether to increase federal mandates and penalties concerning protection of PII has not yet been reached, but awareness exists that student PII, whether for K-12 students or older, is becoming increasingly vulnerable to unauthorized disclosure or misuse, in particular...
|New Immunization Requirements for Students|
Lamb Barnosky LLP;
September 4, 2015, previously published on August 28, 2015With the start of school just around the corner, we take this opportunity to inform you about current legal requirements for student immunizations and recent changes issued by the New York State Department of Health ("DOH"). The new requirements will go into effect on September 1, 2015...
|APPR Compliance Deadlines Reminder|
Lamb Barnosky LLP;
September 3, 2015, previously published on August 27, 2015Earlier this summer, the Board of Regents adopted regulations implementing the new Annual Professional Performance Review ("APPR") requirements. This memorandum summarizes the requirements and deadlines for compliance.
|Religious Accommodation: Abercrombie Shows Where It’s Headed by Chris McCarthy|
Chris W. McCarty; Lewis, Thomason, King, Krieg & Waldrop, P.C.;
September 2, 2015, previously published on September 2015This piece should educate readers on the growing need to allow for religious accommodations at work, but I need to begin with a related confession: I hate Abercrombie & Fitch. When strolling through West Town Mall, I always shook my head at the Abercrombie store. Nothing made me feel older or...
|Judge Drops Claims Against Parents Of Alleged Student Bullies|
Lauren E. Tedesco; Capehart & Scatchard, P.A.;
September 1, 2015, previously published on August 31, 2015In a long awaited decision, Somerset County Superior Court Judge Yolanda Ciccone ruled that two Hunterdon County school districts failed to prove negligence against the parents of alleged bullies.
|Obtaining Relief from Penalties Related to IRS Form 1098-T Filing Deficiencies|
Joseph E. Lundy; Schnader Harrison Segal & Lewis LLP;
August 26, 2015, previously published on August 2015It has been reported that many colleges and universities have received IRS Notices assessing significant penalties for failing to provide accurate or complete information on IRS Forms 1098-T. Going forward, colleges and universities may be able to take advantage of a safe harbor included in...
|Guidance for School Districts Regarding Transgender and Gender Nonconforming Students|
Lamb Barnosky LLP;
August 26, 2015, previously published on August 20, 2015School districts are facing an increased number of situations involving transgender and gender nonconforming students. While New York has yet to enact legislation specifically addressing transgender and gender nonconforming students, the State Education Department recently issued Guidance outlining...
|DESE Publishes Guidance to Changes in Physical Restraint and Time-Out|
Murphy Hesse Toomey Lehane LLP;
August 18, 2015, previously published on August 2015On approximately July 31, 2015, the Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (“DESE”) published additional guidance on the implementation of physical restraint and time-out under the revised regulations at 603 CMR 46.00 et seq. Although the revised regulations are not effective...
|From No Child Left Behind to Every Child Achieves|
Bose McKinney Evans LLP;
August 18, 2015, previously published on August 13, 2015What’s in a name? Well, an awful lot. No Child Left Behind (“NCLB”) was a continuation of the Johnson Administration’s focus on addressing poverty in America. Those efforts continue as we consider unemployment, housing and infrastructure and the impact on rural and urban...
|Senate Passes NCLB Reform|
McDonald Hopkins LLC;
July 29, 2015, previously published on July 17, 2015The Every Child Achieves Act, which transfers more decision-making power to state and local authorities, passed by a vote of 81 to 17 and represents a rare moment of bipartisanship in Congress and a significant achievement for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY).