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Changing Course, the Seventh Circuit Holds that Sexual Orientation Discrimination Can Give Rise to a Title Vii Employment Discrimination Claim

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The Texas Attorney General Calls for Religious Equality in the Use of a Frisco ISD Prayer Room; Frisco ISD Superintendent Responds

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

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TEA Commissioner Announces New Resources Supporting Educational Needs of Students in Foster Care

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Student Not Subjected to Title IX Peer Harassment, According to Appeals Court

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Houston ISD to pay $300K for audit of special education

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Texas Senate Passes Bill to Increase Access to Virtual Charter Schools

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Teacher Associations Settle Lawsuit Over State’s Teacher Evaluation System

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Texas Senate Passes Bill to Provide Subsidies for Private Education

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Special Education 2.0 Author Proposes New Law

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Special Education 2.0 Author Miriam Freedman to speak at Fordham Institute

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A Tough Cop Learns to Build Relationships: RDP Author Robert Rico Interview

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Seven Year Old Transgender Girl Planned to Testify Against TX Bathroom Bill

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Changing Course, the Seventh Circuit Holds that Sexual Orientation Discrimination Can Give Rise to a Title Vii Employment Discrimination Claim

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House Committee to take up new transgender bathroom bill this week

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Trial Court Allows Case To Proceed Against Bus Monitor For Alleged Assault; Dismisses Claims Against The School District

San Juana Guerrero Saldana filed suit against Angleton ISD and school bus driver Rachel Hernandez on behalf of her child, whom she described as “an autistic child who is not vocal and is therefore significantly disabled and [who] attends a special care facility in...
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Texas Passes Bill to Crack Down on Inappropriate Student-Teacher Relationships

This week, the Texas House passed Senate Bill 7, a measure that will strengthen criminal action against teachers who have inappropriate relationships with students, as well as their superiors who cover for them. According to the Texas Tribune, SB7 “would require...
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Lawsuit Alleged Sufficient Facts for Student to Pursue Negligence Claims Against the District

Arlington Indep. Sch. Dist. v. T.P., No. 02-16-00249-CV, 2017 WL 526311 (Tex. App. Feb. 9, 2017). The parents of R.T. sued Arlington Independent School District for negligence, alleging that R.T. was injured while a passenger on a district school bus.  The district...
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