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‘Choking game’ injury: Was school liable?

January 28, 2015 by Claire Knight

Question: Do school officials have a legal duty to stop students from playing a risky “game” just because information about it is available online?

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New ‘Dear Colleague’ letter about EL students

January 27, 2015 by Claire Knight

The U.S. Departments of Education and Justice have issued a joint “Dear Colleague” letter clarifying schools’ legal obligations regarding English Learner (EL) students and their parents.

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Lighter side: Zero tolerance strikes again

January 20, 2015 by Claire Knight

An Ohio high school student was given an assignment in speech class: to give a presentation on “healthy eating.”

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Students claim they were ‘forced’ off team

January 20, 2015 by Claire Knight

Student-athletes who claim they were virtually forced out of their school’s basketball program because they were suspected of having a lesbian relationship have sued the school and their former coach.

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New training tool from the feds: 5-part series

January 19, 2015 by Claire Knight

The feds have released five new online courses for emergency management training in K-12 settings.

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Did campus police overreact to prof’s Facebook joke?

January 13, 2015 by Claire Knight

Obviously, there is broad consensus that authorities should investigate any suggestion of potential gun violence on campus.

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Feds issue new ‘Dear Colleague’ letter

January 7, 2015 by Claire Knight

After receiving many questions regarding the legality of single-sex classrooms, the U.S. Department of Education and its Office for Civil Rights (OCR) have issued a joint “Dear Colleague” letter about the issue.

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3 bullying responses that do more harm than good

January 7, 2015 by Claire Knight

Bullying — including cyberbullying — is a common problem at schools. And in recent months, experts have changed their tune when it comes to advice on responding to instances of bullying. Here’s what you need to know:

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Legal news on campus: 3 recent cases

January 6, 2015 by Claire Knight

Three issues have received a lot of attention in recent months: hazing, Title IX investigations and consensual sexual relations. Here’s what’s happening:

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Cell phone scandal at school holiday concert

December 29, 2014 by Claire Knight

When you hear about leaked sex tapes, you probably automatically think of the Kardashians. But as folks in Pennsylvania recently found out, such videos aren’t limited to Tinseltown.

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