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Developing “Appropriately Ambitious” IEPs for Students with Disabilities

Apr 10, 2017 by Zachary B. White

Background The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) offers states federal money to help educate students with disabilities. As part of IDEA, school officials, working together...

Should Schools Copy Expulsion Notices to a Student's Permanent Record?

Aug 02, 2016 by Maria Limbert Markakis

Copying an expulsion notice into a student’s file as soon as it is issued may seem like a good idea, but based on a recent appellate court ruling, schools might consider adopting a policy...

First U.S. Court of Appeals Holds That Transgender Students Allowed to Use Bathroom of Identified Gender

May 09, 2016 by Maria Limbert Markakis

In a Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals decision in April 2016, the court held that students in schools that receive federal funds may use the bathroom reserved for the gender they identify...

“Ban-The-Box” Legislation Will Impact How Schools Review Applicants

Feb 01, 2016 by Maria Limbert Markakis

House Bill 56 goes into effect on March 23, 2016.  The bill will prohibit public schools from including a request for criminal background information on employment applications.  The bill,...

Permanent Disability Requirements Under the State Teachers Retirement System

Jan 15, 2016 by Maria Limbert Markakis

A new case from the Ohio Supreme Court changes how the State Teachers Retirement Board (STRB) grants permanent disability benefits. In State ex rel. Menz v. State Teachers Retirement Board...

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