Public Sector

U.S. Supreme Court Remands Gloucester County Transgender Case

On March 6, 2017, the United States Supreme Court, in a one sentence order, indicated that they would not hear Gloucester County School Board v. G.G., the pending transgender case. The Court stated that the judgment was vacated and remanded back to the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals for “further consideration in light of the…

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Transgender Student Guidance Withdrawn

By D|K’s School and Higher Education Law Team The U.S. Department of Education, along with the U.S. Department of Justice, issued a Dear Colleague Letter on February 22, 2017 withdrawing the “statements of policy and guidance” originally found in their May 13, 2016 Letter on Transgender Students. As discussed in our May 20, 2016 client…

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School and Higher Education Law Newsletter

Featured News: U.S. Supreme Court to Weigh in on Transgender Issue as Wisconsin Federal Judge Allows Transgender Discrimination Lawsuit to Proceed Under Title IX Court Denies Teachers’ Attempt at Pre-Act 10 Protections Playing with Fire – Are You Using PBIS Appropriately with Disciplinary Removals? Wisconsin Court of Appeals Upholds School District’s Post-Act 10 Reduction of…

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Playing with Fire – Are You Using PBIS Appropriately with Disciplinary Removals?

By D|K’s School and Higher Education Law Team In August, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) released guidance regarding the use of positive behavioral interventions and supports (PBIS) in individualized education programs (IEPs). OSEP outlined schools’ obligations in providing PBIS to ensure that students with disabilities are receiving Free Appropriate…

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