Category: Education Law

U.S. Department of Education Releases New Updates to Title IX in Final Rule

The U.S. Department of Education has recently released significant updates to Title IX in its final rule, a milestone in sex-based discrimination regulations. This comprehensive…

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When Do I Need a Special Education Lawyer?

Ensuring access to necessary services and accommodations for parents and guardians striving to secure the best possible education for their children with disabilities often…

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Legal Considerations for Developing an Effective Individualized Education Program (IEP)

When developing an Individualized Education Program (IEP) for a student, there are many legal considerations that must be accounted for to ensure that the IEP is effective. The…

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Who is Required to Participate in an Individualized Education Program (“IEP”) Meeting?

An Individualized Education Program (IEP) is the cornerstone of what services and goals are to be provided to a student with a disability. IEPs are a living and breathing document…

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Does Title IX Only Cover Sex Discrimination in College Athletics?

Contrary to the popularly held assumption in the title, Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 applies to all aspects of education for any educational institution that…

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How to Defend Against Title IX Sexual Misconduct Charges in New York

Title IX charges are pursued aggressively by colleges and universities across the country. A Title IX allegation has the potential to ruin a student’s academic future and should…

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Three Tips for Divorced or Separated Parents Concerned About Paying for Their Child’s College Education

One of the most significant events in a young person’s life is the decision to go to college. However, if you are a divorced or separated parent, you might be uncertain…

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COVID-19 Vaccines and Mask Mandates in Education: What Parents Need to Know

As universities, secondary, and primary schools gear up for another school year, many parents still have questions and concerns around how COVID-19 will affect their child’s…

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New York State School Closures: Remote Learning & School District’s Continued Responsibilities and Obligations

In a preemptive strike against the spread of COVID-19 throughout New York State, Governor Andrew Cuomo issued an executive order on March 16th, 2020, mandating that all schools…

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