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Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: The Education Committee Has Spoken (Part Three - Even More Bills)
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Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: The Education Committee Has Spoken (Part Two: Funding-Related Bills)
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Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: The Education Committee Has Spoken (Part One)
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Can Your Board Legally Censure a Rogue Board Member Without Violating the First Amendment?  Absolutely Says Unanimous U.S. Supreme Court
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March 24 Webinar:  Updates on Title IX and School Expulsions
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The Latest on the End of Statewide Mask and Vaccination Mandates in Connecticut Schools
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The Latest on Masks in Connecticut Schools: The Legislature Begins to Act
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Decision Time: What Does the End of Statewide Mask and Vaccination Mandates Really Mean for Connecticut Schools?
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Court Upholds Law Ending the Religious Exemption to Immunizations for Students in Connecticut Schools 
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More Pandemic-Era Meeting Issues: Practical Concerns and Pointers
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The FOIA and the Pandemic: New (temporary?) Provisions on "Remote" and "Hybrid" Meetings for Public Agencies
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The COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Connecticut School Employees - The Latest “Implementation” Guidance
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The COVID-19 Vaccine Mandate for Connecticut School Employees - The Latest Guidance
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Governor Lamont Orders Mandatory COVID-19 Vaccinations For Most School Employees and Contractors
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So, What About Masks in Connecticut’s Schools? The Latest (and My Best Surmises)
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Breaking . . . Governor Lamont’s New Executive Order # 13A Permits Municipal Leaders to Issue Emergency Orders Requiring Masking in Indoor Settings Regardless of Vaccination Status
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Now They Are Finally Finished: Developments from the 2021 Regular and Special Sessions of The Connecticut General Assembly Affecting Employers (Updated July 22, 2021)
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Federal Court Upholds Indiana University’s Mandatory Student Vaccination Policy
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OCR and DOJ Issue Clear Guidance that Denying Transgender Students Access to the Bathroom and Sports Team Corresponding to Their Identified Gender Violates Title IX
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No Question: OCR Recognizes Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Discrimination as Violation of Title IX
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Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: The Education Committee Has Spoken (Part One)
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THE END OF THE RELIGIOUS EXEMPTION TO IMMUNIZATIONS FOR STUDENTS IN CONNECTICUT SCHOOLS?
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Native American Mascots: An Emerging Legal Landscape - Part Three
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Native American Mascots: An Emerging Legal Landscape - Part Two
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Native American Mascots: An Emerging Legal Landscape - Part One
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Executive Order 10E and the Municipal Budget Process in 2021: Similar (But Not Quite Back) to "Normal"
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Not Quite Out of the Woods Yet: The Latest on COVID-19 Issues and Connecticut Schools
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A Costly Mistake: Waiting Too Long To Correct an Error in an IEP
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March is Maple Month!
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Executive Order 10 Requires Public Schools to Continue Paid Leave Under the Emergency Paid Sick Leave Act
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Does President Biden’s Executive Order on Gender Identity and Sexual Orientation Discrimination Overrule OCR’s Recent Guidance?
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OCR Doubles Down on Position that Title IX Equity Rules Do Not Protect Transgender Students
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COVID-19 Testing and (Eventually/Hopefully) Vaccines: What Can the Schools Require?
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“Over the River and Through the Woods” in 2020? Travel During Thanksgiving, Quarantining, and COVID-19 Testing (and What Connecticut Schools Can Do)
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New York Federal District Court Holds That Title IX Regulations Apply Retroactively
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What to Do and When to Do It: The Latest Guidance for Connecticut’s Schools on COVID-19 and Switching Away From (or to) In-Person Learning
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COVID-19 and Remote (and "Hybrid”) Meetings: The Latest in Light of Executive Order 9H
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OCR Makes Clear That COVID-19 Does Not Alter School Districts’ Obligations Under the New Title IX Regulations
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Even More on The Wearing Of Masks In Connecticut’s Schools: Updated Pre-School Guidance (and Lawsuits)
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When Will It Ever End? (Yes, Even More Newer Guidance on the Wearing of Masks In Connecticut’s Schools.)
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(Even More) New Guidance on the Wearing of Masks in Connecticut Schools
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No Longer Taken at Face Value: Executive Order 7NNN and the New Requirement for Medical Documentation from Non-Mask Wearers (and What It Means To Connecticut’s Schools)
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Reopening Connecticut’s Schools (Objectively But With Flexibility): The Latest State Guidance
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Reopening Connecticut Schools: The Latest CDC Guidance (and What’s Next)
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ICED OUT: Harvard and MIT Lawsuit Challenges Trump Administration's New Dictates for International Students
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Join us for our July 10 Webinar: Returning to Class in the Fall: How Can Connecticut's Public Schools Adapt?
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School Reopening and Labor and Employment Matters
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Nothing But Net: Title IX and Employment Discrimination in Piscitelli v. University of Saint Joseph
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Federal District Court Rules That Special Education Students Who Have Not Received a High School Diploma Continue to be Eligible to Receive Special Education Until Age 22
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To Sign or Not to Sign – The New Dilemma for Title IX Coordinators
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Summer School in Connecticut in 2020: An Answer from the State?
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What Happens on September 9, 2020 When the Executive Orders All Expire?
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No Winning: Connecticut's Transgender Athlete Policy Deemed a Violation of Title IX
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Part III in a Series: Is Your District Prepared to Implement the New Title IX Regulations at the Start of the 2020-2021 School Year? The Formal Complaint Process
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Part II in a Series: Is Your District Prepared to Implement the New Title IX Regulations at the Start of the 2020-2021 School Year? Initial Response to Allegations of Sexual Harassment
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Virtually Summer: Extended-School-Year Services in the Age of Coronavirus
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Part I in a Series: Is Your District Prepared to Implement the New Title IX Regulations at the Start of the 2020-2021 School Year?
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It's the Same, Only Really, Really Different: Reopening Connecticut's Colleges, Universities, and Boarding Schools
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DECD’s Safe Workplace Rules Regarding “Face-Coverings” and Executive Order 7BB: An Update
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The Latest Guidance on the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and Paid Leave (and Some Common Questions)
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Bad Sport: Title IX and the High Cost of Inequitable Athletic Programs in Portz v. St. Cloud State University
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U.S. Department of Education Clarifies That Video Recording Virtual Lessons and Making Them Available to Students Does Not Violate FERPA and Provides Other Advice on FERPA Compliance in the Age of Virtual Learning
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Dispelling the Myth: Yes Virginia, You Can Use Interactive Videoconferencing with Students as Part of Distance Learning
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Teach On! Remote Group Instruction, Student Privacy, and FERPA in the Age of the Coronavirus
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"How About Never!?" - COVID-19, School Closures, and Planning and Placement Team Meetings
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OCR Issues Guidance on Nondiscrimination in the Age of Distance Learning
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Complying with FERPA During COVID-19
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How to Implement Distance Learning and Still Comply with Existing State and Federal Laws
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Addressing Your Labor Matters While Closing Your District Due to COVID-19
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Governor Lamont's Executive Order and the FOIA's "Open Meetings" Requirements
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Special Education in the Age of the Coronavirus
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What If Your District Shuts Down and Cannot Meet the 180 School Day Minimum for Instruction?
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Guidance to Address COVID-19
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Has Your District Complied With the Mandatory Human Anti-Trafficking Training for Employees?
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They’re Back! What Should the Schools Expect From the 2020 Connecticut General Assembly Session?
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Strictly Speaking: Limiting Title IX Student-on-Student Sexual Harassment Claims in Kollaritsch v. Michigan State University Board of Trustees
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Student E-Mails, FERPA and FOIA: What School Districts Must Disclose (and When)?
Understanding Connecticut's FOIA
Pullman & Comley Attorneys To Speak at CABE/CAPSS Annual Convention
The Woodbridge Teachers’ Arbitration Award – First Interest Arbitration Award of the 2019-20 Teachers’ Negotiation Season
Pullman & Comley Special Education Legal Issues Forum on November 1, 2019
Can There be a “Meeting” Under the FOIA in the Absence of a Quorum? The Appellate Court Just Spoke (but stay tuned).
HEALTH AND SAFETY EXCEPTION TO FERPA’S CONFIDENTIALITY REQUIREMENTS
One more thing from the Connecticut General Assembly: School Construction Bill Passes During a “Special Session”
The Aftermath: Developments From The 2019 Session of The Connecticut General Assembly Affecting the Schools
"The Aftermath: Developments From The 2019 Session of The Connecticut General Assembly Affecting Employers (Part Two)
The Aftermath: Developments From The 2019 Session of The Connecticut General Assembly Affecting Employers (Part One)
KIPP Academy and the NLRB. What Will a Ruling Mean for Connecticut’s Charter Schools?
So You Want To Hire A New Superintendent: What Does The FOIA Permit (And Require)?
Schools May Expel Students for Personal Journal Entries
Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: The Education Committee Continues to Speak
Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: The Education Committee Begins to Speak
LATEST DEVELOPMENTS FROM THE CONNECTICUT GENERAL ASSEMBLY: MARCH 1ST PUBLIC HEARING (REGIONALIZATION AND CONSOLIDATION)
LATEST DEVELOPMENTS FROM THE CONNECTICUT GENERAL ASSEMBLY: FEBRUARY 22ND PUBLIC HEARING
Pullman attorney authors book on Connecticut’s Freedom of Information Act (FOIA)
NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED – MAKE SURE YOU ARE DOCUMENTING ALL THE SERVICES BEING PROVIDED TO YOUR SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS
PERSONNEL MATTERS, THE CONNECTICUT FOIA AND COMMON MISTAKES
United States Department Of Education Issues Letter Guidance Regarding Private Evaluator’s Access To Classrooms For Student Observation
DOES TRANSGENDER BATHROOM USE CREATE A SEXUALLY HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT? OCR AND THE DECATUR PUBLIC SCHOOLS
TITLE IX STUDENT DISCIPLINARY CODES DEEMED CONTRACTS IN JOHN DOE V. THE GEORGE WASHINGTON UNIVERSITY
CROSS-EXAMINATION IN TITLE IX DISCIPLINARY HEARINGS DEEMED CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT IN DOE V. BAUM
Developments From The 2018 Session of The Connecticut General Assembly: New Laws Affecting The Schools (and Public Employers)
The U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME on “agency” or “service” fees for non-union members: What public sector employers must (immediately) know
BREAKING….SUPREME COURT ISSUES DECISION IN JANUS V. AFSCME CO. 31 – AGENCY SHOP DEEMED UNCONSTITUTIONAL AND AGENCY FEES MAY NOT BE CONTINUALLY DEDUCTED WITHOUT AFFIRMATIVE EMPLOYEE CONSENT
CHANGES TO STUDENT DATA PRIVACY ACT ENACTED: IS YOUR DISTRICT READY FOR JULY 1, 2018?
The Focus of Pullman & Comley’s Recent Superintendents’ Forum Was School Security and Whether School Districts Should Hire Armed, School Security Personnel
CALIFORNIA COURT RULES DISTRICT CANNOT PROHIBIT STUDENTS FROM KNEELING DURING THE NATIONAL ANTHEM AT SCHOOL SPORTING EVENTS
Pullman & Comley’s “Education Law Notes” Named One of The Top 30 Education Law Blogs
LATEST DEVELOPMENTS FROM THE CONNECTICUT GENERAL ASSEMBLY ON EDUCATION RELATED LEGISLATION (AND A MARCH 8TH PUBLIC HEARING)
SILENCE MATTERS: SCHOOL SAFETY, SECURITY PLANS AND THE CT FOIA
Does Providing A Parent With The Surveillance Video Of A School Incident And/Or Student Statements About The Incident That Involved Multiple Students Violate FERPA?
THE LATEST ON ALTERNATIVE EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITIES FOR EXPELLED STUDENTS: THE GOOD, THE NOT SO GOOD, THE UNKNOWN, AND “FINAL” THOUGHTS.
BREAKING….CONNECTICUT SUPREME COURT ISSUES CCJEF DECISION
2017 LEGISLATIVE SUMMARY (PART TWO): THE BUDGET “IMPLEMENTER” AND ITS EFFECT ON CONNECTICUT’S SCHOOLS AND PUBLIC EMPLOYERS.
A NEW YEAR AND NEW FINAL STANDARDS FOR EXPULSIONS AND ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION
The United States Department of Education Issues Guidance on the Meaning of FAPE
THE ELEMENTS OF TITLE IX LIABILITY IN FEMINIST MAJORITY FOUNDATION V. UNIVERSITY OF MARY WASHINGTON AND K.T. V. CULVER-STOCKTON COLLEGE
LIMITING TITLE IX LIABILITY IN DOE V. THE CITADEL
Pullman & Comley’s School Law Practice Hosts Fall Special Education Legal Issues Forum
AN EARLY HALLOWEEN TRICK FOR CONNECTICUT’S PUBLIC-SECTOR LABOR UNIONS: WILL JANUS V. AFSCME, CO. 31 BE THE END OF THE AGENCY SHOP?
HOW DOES LAST BEST OFFER INTEREST ARBITRATION WORK WHEN THE STATE HAS NOT ADOPTED ITS BUDGET?
UNNECESSARY ROUGHNESS: COACHES, CONCUSSIONS AND THE CONSTITUTION IN MANN V. PALMERTON AREA SCHOOL DISTRICT
Doe v. Brown University: Non-Students and the Limits of Title IX Liability
BAD IDEA: ATTORNEY’S FEES AND THE HIGH COST OF IGNORING STAY PUT IN M.R. & J.R. V. RIDLEY SCHOOL DISTRICT
STATE DEPARTMENT OF EDUCATION PROVIDES PROPOSED FINAL DRAFT OF GUIDELINES FOR EXPULSIONS AND ALTERNATIVE EDUCATION (Part 2)
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COACH DOES NOT HAVE THE RIGHT TO PRAY ON THE 50 YARD LINE AFTER THE GAME – LESSONS FROM THE NINTH CIRCUIT COURT OF APPEALS
Doggone: False Statements and Free Speech in Clemmons v. Guilford Technical Community College
Liability for field trips: Munn v. Hotchkiss and ticks, Costa v. Plainville and basketball, and are there really any new obligations for public schools?
When Can Schools Ban a Parent or a Third Party from School Property and School Events?
Pullman & Comley 2017 “interim” legislative summary for schools
Stick to the Script: The Consequences of Mishandling Sexual Misconduct Investigations in Doe v. Skidmore College
Make Sure Your Mandatory Reporting Policies And Trainings Are Up To Date
Canary in a Coal Mine: Analyzing Title IX, OCR, and On-Campus Sexual Misconduct Adjudications in Plummer v. University of Houston
IDEA Exhaustion is Alive and Well: Applying Fry in Graham v. Friedlander
Violation of Stay-Put Provisions Under the IDEA Can Be Costly
Not NORML: Blunt Speech in Gerlich v. Leath
Who is Considered A Parent For Purposes of Accessing School Records?
Social Media and Student Discipline - Where Are We?
The Aftermath: Developments From The 2017 Regular Session of The Connecticut General Assembly Affecting Schools
Check Please: OCR's Future in the Wake of Proposed Budget Cuts
Public Act 16-67 - Are Your Background-Check Practices Compliant?
CHRO - A New Horizon For Students With Disabilities?
Pullman & Comley’s School Law Practice Hosts Spring Special Education Legal Issues Forum
Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: The Education Committee Has Spoken
Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: The Labor and Public Employees Committee Has Spoken
United States Supreme Court Defines Standard For Special Education: Endrew F. v. Douglas County School District RE-1
Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: The Education Committee Begins to Speak
Flushed: Supreme Court Vacates Fourth Circuit's Title IX Transgender Bathroom Decision in Gloucester County v. G.G.
A Kindergarten Student and Her Dog Named Wonder: What Rights Do Students Have To Service Animals In The Classroom?
Undocumented Immigrants, The Schools And The Obligations To Cooperate With “ICE”
Title IX and Due Process: University Enrollment as Property Interest in DOE v. ALGER
Pullman & Comley's Third Annual Statewide School Law Seminar - March 3, 2017
Making Different Choices: Navigating University Grievance Procedures Under Title IX in MOORE v. TEMPLE UNIVERSITY
A Cadillac, A Serviceable Chevrolet Or Something In Between: The Supreme Court Is Poised To Redefine The Standard Of Education That Must Be Provided To Special Education Students
Homework for 2017 – Making Sure Your District’s Wellness Policy is Up to Date!
They're Back! What Can Schools Expect from the 2017 General Assembly Session?
OSEP Speaks Again: Ensure Your Evaluations Address All Areas of Potential Concern
Pullman & Comley's 2016-17 Superintendents' Legal Issues Forum - Session Two Recap
Trump and Transgender Student Rights -- An Early Decision For The President-Elect In Gloucester County School Board v. G.G.?
Pullman & Comley's School Law Practice Hosts Fall Special Education Legal Issues Forum
I Meant What I Said: Transgender Student Rights In Connecticut In The Face Of The Latest Federal Court Developments
Pullman & Comley's 2016-17 Superintendents' Legal Issues Forum - Session One Recap
The Aftermath Of The CCJEF Ruling: What Is Next For Public Education In Connecticut?
Get Ready for the Changing Landscape of Expulsions
Half-Baked: Phillips Exeter, Sexual Assault, And A Recipe For Disaster
Don't Picture This: The FOIA And The Use Of Smartphones As A Substitute For Paying For Copies
Foliage, Frost, Frozen Ponds and The FOIA (Part Three): Trying To Do The Right Thing Is A Good Thing Under The FOIA
Foliage, Frost, Frozen Ponds And The FOIA (Part Two): Can You See My Notes (And Calendar)?
The Pullman & Comley Education Law Practice Welcomes Attorney Melinda B. Kaufmann
Foliage, Frost, Frozen Ponds and The FOIA: More Interesting Cases From The FOIC (Part One)
Transgender Student Issues - The Feds Speak, But Is It Really News In Connecticut?
Drafting Agendas: Three Reasons to be More Specific than “Attorney-Client Privileged Communication – Executive Session Anticipated”
G.G. v. Gloucester County School Board – A Tipping Point on Transgender Student Access Issues?
Post-Friedrichs, The Agency Fee Ground Is Still Shaking Mightily, But For A Different Reason
Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: The Education Committee Speaks
So You Need A New Board Member: Legal Concerns When Filling Vacancies
ESSA, Sexual Misconduct, and “Passing the Trash”
What Can Schools Expect from the 2016 Connecticut General Assembly Session?
Are You Training Your Teachers on Trauma-Informed Practices?
Pullman & Comley's Second Annual Statewide Education Law Conference - February 26, 2016
Attorneys Are Not So Special After All: The FOIA and the Need for Specific Agenda Items
Pinning It Down: Section 504 and Reasonable Accommodations in Kempf V. The Michigan High School Athletic Association
Christmas Turkey Tales
Testing, One, Two…. The United States Department of Education’s New Plan For Standardized Testing
Out of Bounds: Title IX, Off-Campus Conduct, and Yeasin V. University of Kansas
Supreme Court Rules in Favor of School District in Building Project Referendum Challenge: Substance Trumps Form
Pullman & Comley Attorneys Speak at CABE/CAPSS Annual Convention
Pullman & Comley's School Law Group Welcomes Donald F. Houston and Stephen M. Sedor
FOIA is FUN: Somewhat Recent Reminders from the Freedom Of Information Commission
Hypnotic Suggestion: North Port High School and the Complicity of Indifference
Attorneys McKeon and Schurin Address Connecticut Association of Independent Schools on Transgender Student Issues
Website Posting Requirements - Make Sure Your District’s Website Is Legally Compliant
Making Bad Choices: TITLE IX, TITLE VII AND LUDLOW V. NORTHWESTERN UNIVERSITY
Have You Posted Your “No Vaping” Signs?
Upcoming Presentations on LGBT Issues
The FOIA, Charter Schools and "Charter Management Organizations:" The FOIC and the Legislature (Sort Of) Speak
School Buses Exempted from Property Tax
Taking The “Due” Out of Due Process – OSERS and Compliance Complaints
Property Tax Exemption for Residential Properties Revoked for Many Connecticut Colleges and Universities
Does One Wrong Equal No Rights? Connecticut Lets Its Surrogate Parents' Contracts Lapse
Deliberate Indifference to Bullying Can Amount to Massive Liability – Lessons from the Pine Bush Settlement
Disciplinary Investigations of Employees - Three Names to Know
The Aftermath: Developments From The 2015 Session of The Connecticut General Assembly Affecting Schools
Another Reason to Report Suspected Abuse or Neglect to DCF: Lawrence V. Weiner
The Importance Of A Title IX Coordinator
Everything That You Ever Wanted to Know About The Attorney-Client Privilege and The FOIA But Were Afraid to Ask: The Latest
City of Waterbury v. Connecticut Alliance of City Police -- A New Standard of Impartiality for Arbitrators in Interest Arbitrations?
Student Privacy In Online Educational Services
Presidential Politics, E-Mail, And The FOIA: Why It Should Matter To You
Latest Developments From The Connecticut General Assembly: The Education Committee Completes its Work
Atlanta Educators Face Twenty Years in Prison After Jury Convicts Them of Racketeering
What Impact Might Schools Expect From The Sandy Hook Advisory Commission Report
Latest Developments From The Connecticut General Assembly: The Education Committee Passes More Bills
Pullman & Comley's April 21, 2015 Special Education Legal Issues Forum
Latest Developments From The Connecticut General Assembly: March 19 Public Hearing
Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: March 11 Public Hearing
Military Leave of Absence and the Obligations of Connecticut Municipal Employers
Common Core Redux: Is There a Solution To The “Opt Out” Debate?
Latest Developments from the Connecticut General Assembly: February 25 Public Hearing
The NLRB Appears To Clear The Path Toward Greater Unionization Of Private Colleges And Universities
Declaratory Ruling Permits School Districts to Use Electronic Signs to Post Time, Date and Location of Referendum
Developments in Pregnancy Discrimination Law: UPS, EEOC, and I
Commentary: Newtown School Lawsuit Offers Painful Casting of Blame
CDC Issues Guidance on School Ebola Risk Assessment and Response
Pullman & Comley’s Inaugural Statewide Education Law Conference (February 27, 2015)
What Can Schools Expect from this Connecticut General Assembly Session?
Board of Education Term Limits: Are They Legal ?
Connecticut's U.S. Attorney to Focus on Discrimination in Schools
The Ends Justify The Means: Ha v. Northwestern University and Responding to Sexual Harassment Under Title IX
Deleted E-Mails? What Happens to the CCJEF Litigation Now?
Last Best Offer Teacher Arbitration Hearings Can Take Place In Private, Says the Connecticut Supreme Court
Transgender Student Restroom Assignment Revisited
Attorney Sommaruga Speaks For UConn Diversity Committee
Is the CHRO Expanding its Reach into Schools and Police Actions?
When a Meeting is Not a Meeting, at Least According to the FOIC
Student Injury Case: Did the Governmental Immunity Defense Just Get Weaker?
The Obligation to Make Reports to DCF and Unemployment Compensation: Another Penalty For Failing to Notify DCF
Let's Go To The Videotape: Can School Security Videos Be Subject To Disclosure Under FOIA?
Attorneys Michael McKeon, Mark Sommaruga and Zachary Schurin To Speak at 2014 CABE/CAPSS Convention
Veteran’s Day Tribute to Educators: Poem Learned in School Helped WWI Soldier Find Peace
Pullman & Comley's November 21, 2014 Special Education Legal Issues Forum
Searching Student Smart Phones in The Wake of Riley V. California
How to Respond to FOIA Requests For Overall Teacher Summative Ratings?
Something for Board Policy Committees to Consider
2014 Legislative Update
Use Of Police Reports By School District In The Aftermath Of The Supreme Court's Recent Ruling
Discipline as Defamation: Title IX, Disciplinary Panels, and The Risks of Righteousness in The Wake of Wells V. Xavier and Harris V. St. Joseph's
How Will The State Department of Education’s New Charter School Oversight Policies Be Implemented?
Loose Lips Sink Ships: The Limits of the Attorney-Client Privilege and the Dangers of “Public” Reliance Upon Your Attorney’s Opinions
Environmental Considerations For School Construction
Georgia Prosecutors To Argue That The Atlanta Public School System Is a Racketeering Enterprise
When The Teacher Is The School Bully
Just The Facts: Charter Schools (and Cutting Through Some Myths and Hot Air)
Summertime Blues: T.M. v. Cornwall and The Mainstreaming of Extended-School-Year Programs
Not My Brother's Keeper: Varley v. Regional School District No. 4 and A School District's Responsibility For "Free Speech" Claims Involving a Vendor
Wells v. Xavier University: Investigating Campus Sexual Assaults and The Perils of Predetermination Under Title IX
Federal Government Bars Immigration Checks By Schools
Tales From The Green Room: My FOIA Book, My Television Interview and Why Public Agencies Should Care
Doe v. Wolcott: Child Abuse Mandated Reporters and School District Liability
How Many Committees Are Public Schools Required to Have?
Vergara v. California: Part Two: Is Tenure in Connecticut At Risk?
Vergara v. California, and the Attenuation of Tenure, Part One: The Decision
It’s All In The Benefits — Non-Salary Remuneration Can Render Your Volunteer An “Employee” For Purposes Of The Connecticut Fair Employment Practices Act
School Paraprofessionals Will Now Be Eligible For FMLA Leave Once They Have Worked 950 Hours After May 12, 2014
New Laws Affecting Schools: Highlights of the 2014 Session of the Connecticut General Assembly
Special Education Legal Issues Forum: Thursday June 5, 2014
Wager v. Moore: When May A College Have A Duty To Protect The Safety Of Its Students?
Warning-Your E-mail Just Became a Meeting: Mauer v. Member, Board of Education, Regional School District No. 1 and The Dangers of Using The “Send”, “Reply“ and (Especially) “Reply All” Buttons
The FOIA and Superintendent Evaluations: Toensing and The Various Components of The Evaluation
A Reprieve To Mandatory Implementation Of The Uniform School Calendar
General Assembly Passes Campus Sexual Assault Bill
(Academic) Freedom Is Free(r)
New Legislation Attempts to Deal with Chronic Absenteeism
Regulation Review Committee Ready To Consider New Paraprofessional FMLA Regulations
LATEST DEVELOPMENTS FROM THE CONNECTICUT GENERAL ASSEMBLY: The Education Committee Speaks
Non-Tenured Teacher Non-Renewal – Notices Due By May 1
SEMINAR: "Special Education Law in Connecticut"
Recording Special Education Team Meetings: Three Reasons Why Your School District Should Have a Written Policy
Athletics For Disabled Students
Transgender Students and Communal School Bathrooms: Doe V. Regional School Unit 26
Separate and Unequal
Please Join Us At Pullman & Comley’s April 3rd “Strengthening Your Business With LGBT Diversity” Panel Discussion
OOPS and the FOIA, Part 2: Dacey v. Easton Board of Education and the Need For a Subcommittee to Comply With The FOIA
Feds Revive Efforts to Regulate Seclusion and Restraint
Oops and the FOIA, Part One; Kadri v. Groton Board of Education and Protections From the Accidental Disclosure of Attorney-Client Privileged Documents
The Road Not Taken
Connecticut State Department of Education Due Process Hearing Decisions for the 2013 Calendar Year: A Summary
Latest Developments From The Connecticut General Assembly
School District's Refusal to Release Bullying Investigation Report Upheld
Students and Electronic Cigarettes: Implications of Governor Malloy’s Proposed Legislation
“Found (Fined?) in America”
Mirabilio v. Regional School District 16: Reduction in Hours v. Termination of Employment
Common Core Testing Opt-Out…..Is it Legal?
A Sneak Peak at the State Department of Education’s Legislative Proposals
Dear Colleague Letter Urges Districts to Abandon “Zero Tolerance” in Student Discipline Policies
Bridgeport Board of Education v. NAEG, Local RI-200: What is the Appropriate Punishment for Actual and Perceived Threats in the Workplace?
Does Your School District’s Job Application Properly Address Criminal History?
Employee Theft of Employer Documents—Protected Conduct in Opposition to Discrimination or Criminal Activity?
Welcome to Education Law Notes
State’s Motion to Dismiss CCJEF Case Denied
What is the Difference Between FERPA and PPRA? Protecting Student Privacy and Confidential Education Records
New Board Members’ Homework
Demystifying The Costs of Special Education
Are School Tuition Payments Fair Game For Bankruptcy Trustees in Parents' Personal Bankruptcy?
General Assembly Resolves Pre-School Magnet School Tuition Issue
Impact of Legislation on BOE Policies
Leveling the Playing Field: Providing Equitable Athletic Opportunities for Disabled Students

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