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Bullies post video on YouTube: Victim commits suicide

December 17, 2014 by Claire Knight

Parents of a bullied student who committed suicide can take their suit against school officials forward. Here’s why:

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Yik Yak threats: 4 more incidents

December 3, 2014 by Claire Knight

High school and college students continue to cause security problems with Yik Yak.

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Legal news on campus: 4 recent issues

November 25, 2014 by Claire Knight

There are myriad opportunities for legal headaches on college campuses. Take a look at these four problems:

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Teacher fights to keep pension after being caught with that!?

November 24, 2014 by Claire Knight

Picture this: A teacher resigned two days before he was going to be fired for conduct unbecoming a teacher — specifically, he was arrested for buying illicit photos of children from websites. Was he still entitled to collect his pension?

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Digital course material and copyright infringement: What you need to know

November 20, 2014 by Claire Knight

Increasing use of digital course materials has created difficult questions for courts in cases of alleged copyright infringement. In this ruling, a federal appeals court reversed a lower court’s mixed decision on the merits – and negated a decision to award nearly $3 million in attorneys’ fees.

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Princeton University enters Title IX agreement

November 19, 2014 by Claire Knight

The U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) has announced a resolution agreement with Princeton University to resolve allegations that the university violated Title IX.

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And you thought you had problem parents …

November 18, 2014 by Claire Knight

Every school official has dealt with difficult parents. This misbehaving mom’s Instagram activity led to much more serious trouble.

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Top 10 tuition hikes: Where it’s rising fastest

November 17, 2014 by Claire Knight

No doubt about it: Rising tuition rates are a common gripe in today’s economy. And it’s no wonder many students are crying foul: One school’s tuition spiked 118%!

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Legal issues on campus: 3 recent events

November 12, 2014 by Claire Knight

Higher education faces many legal challenges. Here are three recent issues:

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Court: Parents may be liable for fictitious Facebook profile

November 5, 2014 by Claire Knight

Many school officials will probably “like” this interesting decision from a Georgia appellate court.

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