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Department of Education releases new guidance on protecting student privacy while using online educational services

USA - February 27 2014 The U.S. Department of Education's Privacy Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) recently released a new guidance to help school districts navigate…

Board of Regents applies for ESEA waiver for students with disabilities

USA - February 24 2014 On February 10, 2014, the New York State Board of Regents released a memorandum detailing its decision to submit an Elementary and Secondary…

Jeffrey B. Same.

NY State Education Department issues Special Education Field Advisory

USA - February 5 2014 Yesterday, James P. Lorenzo at SED issued a Special Education Field Advisory outlining changes in regulations to the impartial hearing process. One…

Andrew J. Freedman.

OCR’s latest interpretation on participation of disabled students in extracurricular athletic activities

USA - January 24 2014 On January 25, 2013, the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights (OCR) issued an important "Dear Colleague" letter. The letter was…

Fourth department breaks with long-standing precedent by finding school district liable for injuries student sustained before she boarded school bus

USA - April 3 2013 Until last month, the law was clear that a school district did not owe a duty of care to a student, and thus did not have any risk of liability…

Andrew J. Freedman, Bernard B. Freedman, David A. Farmelo, Jill L. Yonkers, John J. Christopher.