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OCR Issues New Guidance Regarding Single-Sex Classes

December 2014 Number 94 The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) recently released new guidance on the requirements applicable to

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OCR Issues New Guidance Regarding Obligations to Provide Equal Access to Educational Resources for All Students

November 2014 Number 90 The U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a "Dear Colleague" letter,

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Bullying of Students with Disabilities Triggers Affirmative Obligations Under Section 504 and the IDEA

November 2014 Number 89 The Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a "Dear Colleague" letter (OCR Letter) on October 21, 2014, guiding schools on how

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Local Educational Agencies Must Provide Staff Training on How to Recognize and Report Suspected Child Abuse and Neglect

November 2014 Number 85 For years, mandated reporters were held legally responsible for reporting suspected instances of child abuse or neglect regardless of

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Student Privacy Issues and Technology Addressed in Three New Bills - UPDATED

October 2014 Number 78 Three new bills intended to protect students in cyberspace recently became law, including a bill that affects how

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The Ninth Circuit Provides Test for Determining Whether Schools Effectively Accommodate the Interests and Abilities of Members of Both Genders in Athletic Programs

October 2014 Number 74 A federal appeals court has held that a California school district violated Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

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Court Ruling Requires Greater Scrutiny of Language Census Reporting by Districts

October 2014 Number 73 A court recently held that a school district's report of its Language Census data is subject to greater scrutiny if the

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New Law Limits Suspensions and Expulsions for 'Willful Defiance' and 'Disruption'

October 2014 Number 72 Governor Brown signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 420, which limits school districts' ability to suspend and prohibits districts from

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New Law Establishes Preemptive Solution to School Bullying

September 2014 Number 70 Governor Brown recently signed into law Assembly Bill (AB) 1993 which requires the California Department of

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