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New Law Clarifies the Process for Filling Student Trustee Vacancies on Community College Governing Boards

October 2013 Number 72 Community college district governing boards are required to be composed of one or more non-voting students

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U.S. Supreme Court Reiterates the High Standard Universities Must Satisfy to Consider Race in Admissions Decisions

July 2013 Number 37 In Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (June 24, 2013) __ U.S. __ 2013 WL 3155220, the United States Supreme Court reaffirmed that public higher education institutions may

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Office for Civil Rights Issues Warning and Guidance on Retaliation Related to Civil Rights Claim

June 2013 Number 27 Recently, the United States Department of Education's (DOE) Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued a Dear Colleague Letter explaining the responsibilities of school districts and postsecondary institutions related to retaliation in the context of civil rights complaints. This letter, the firs

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Reminder: New Deadline For Giving Classified Employee Layoff Notices

April 2013 Number 18 Traditionally, school districts and community college districts have turned their attention to classified layoffs in late April or early May, after the rush of the certificated/academic layoff process is over.

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Violence Against Women Act Calls for New Policies on Campus

March 2013 Number 12 On March 7, 2013, President Obama signed into law the Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013, which provides sweeping changes to key aspects of college and university disclosure and reporting mandates.

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