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Technology Beyond the Classroom: Engaging Parents with More Flexibility and Support

USA - May 5 2021 Last month, the EdLawConnect Blog discussed the increased inequities faced by students and communities as a result of distance learning. While access…

How Distance Learning Highlighted Ed Tech Inequities

USA - April 9 2021 Students arrive to school with different resources and levels of preparedness, thus, the systems put in place to ensure each student succeeds must be…

Federal Aviation Administration Implements New Rules Regarding Drone Use, Effectively Expanding the Ability to Operate Drones Without the Need for a Certificate of Authorization

USA - March 5 2021 Flying somewhat under the radar (bad pun not intended), the Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) approved new rules that went into effect at the…

Is Your Website ADA-Compliant? Web Accessibility Lawsuits May Soon Be On the Rise as California High Courts Expand the Reach of the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Unruh Civil Rights Act

USA - September 24 2019 Within the past month, California courts have issued rulings expanding the types of lawsuits that may be filed against website operators for failing…

Proactive Steps to Combat Microaggressions and Unconscious Bias in the Workplace

USA - July 22 2019 While school and community college districts have policies and complaint procedures to address overt unlawful discrimination and harassment in the…

“But It’s on the Internet!” You Still Need a License to Use that Photo!

USA - July 1 2019 A recent decision of the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals demonstrates the risks of using “stock” photographs and other images found on the internet…

U.S. Supreme Court Lets Stand School District Policy Supportive of Transgender Students

USA - June 17 2019 On May 28, 2019, the United States Supreme Court declined to review a decision issued by the Third Circuit Court of Appeals (“Third Circuit”) in Doe…

Failure to Comply with the EEOC’s Claim-filing Requirements May Not Bar Courts from Hearing Discrimination Cases

USA - June 12 2019 On June 3, 2019, the United States Supreme Court issued a rare unanimous decision authored by Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg in Fort Bend County, Texas…

New Bill Would Expand Ban on Suspensions for “Willful Defiance”

USA - May 1 2019 The Education Code currently provides that students enrolled in grades K through 3 may not be suspended pursuant to Education Code 48900(k)…

New Developments in Ongoing Website Accessibility Litigation

USA - April 22 2019 A federal district court in Massachusetts recently ruled against Harvard University in an ongoing lawsuit filed on behalf of disabled individuals…