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Departments of Education and Justice Withdraw Transgender Guidance Letters

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Injunction Banning Transgender Students from Using Bathrooms Based on Gender Identity Will Likely Remain in Place

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“Bathroom Bill” Unveiled Today Targets School Bathroom Facilities

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Supreme Court Backs Family in Case on Denial of Service Dog in School

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Do IDEA’s LRE Requirements Apply to Preschool Students with Disabilities?

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U.S. Supreme Court to Decide What Level of Educational Benefit is Required Under the IDEA

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Texas Lawmaker Files Bill to Expand Sex Education Requirements for Schools

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Injunction Banning Transgender Students from Using Bathrooms Based on Gender Identity Will Likely Remain in Place

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Besty DeVos Confirmed by Senate

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Registration for Restorative Practices Workshops at Dallas County Texserve Now Open

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New Book on Restorative Discipline Practices Now Available

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Early Bird Registration for Principal’s Law Conference in June Now Open

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District Did Not Violate Transfer Student’s Due Process Rights; But Allowed an Equal Protection Claim to Proceed

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New DOE and DOJ Resource on SRO-Related Policy and Practice

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Court Rejects First Amendment Suit Filed by Student Who Bullied Two Disabled Students Off Campus

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Court Finds No First Amendment Violation for Employee’s Criticism of the Board

Boyd v. Mount Pleasant ISD, Dkt. No. 2:16-CV-00233-JRG-RSP (E.D. Tex. Jan. 9, 2017). Gerald Boyd was employed by Mount Pleasant Independent School District (MPISD) when he made public comments at a board meeting regarding alleged waste, fraud, and abuse of tax dollars...
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Texas Judge Rules Schools Cannot Ban Teachers from Using Marijuana in States Where it’s Legal

Following the 2016 election, eight states in the U.S. have now legalized recreational marijuana use, and 28 states have legalized it for medicinal purposes. Many say it’s just a matter of time until the legalization of weed gains traction nationally. But, until then,...
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When and How Can Employee Leave Be Used as a Reasonable Accommodation Under the ADA?

The Americans with Disabilities Act requires employers to provide reasonable accommodations that allow people with disabilities to perform the essential functions of their jobs, unless it would pose an undue hardship for the employer.  Reasonable accommodations may...
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