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Seventh Circuit upholds jury verdict in favor of teacher with seasonal affective disorder

USA - July 30 2012 On June 26, 2012, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit upheld a jury verdict finding in favor of a teacher with seasonal affective disorder claiming a Wisconsin school district violated her rights under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Amy Kosanovich Dickerson.

Day of Silence FAQs

USA - April 12 2012 The Day of Silence, a national, youth-run effort to protest harassment and bullying of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered (LGBT) students, will be observed on April 20 this year. 

Kendra Berner.

U.S. Department of Education announces proposed FERPA regulations and new student privacy initiatives

USA - May 2 2011 In April, the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) released a Notice of Proposed Rule Making under the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA), a federal law that protects the privacy of personally identifiable information from student education records.

Amy Kosanovich Dickerson, Scott L. Warner.

White House announces new website regarding bullying

USA - March 23 2011 President Obama and First Lady Michelle Obama recently held a White House Conference on Bullying Prevention to raise awareness about the harms of school bullying and methods to prevent it.

Jacqueline Gharapour Wernz.

Department of Education to reinvigorate its Office for Civil Rights

USA - April 5 2010 The U.S. Department of Education recently indicated plans to intensify civil rights oversight and enforcement efforts by its Office for Civil Rights (OCR).

Jacqueline Gharapour Wernz.