U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights Proposed Amendments to Title IX Regulations

To commemorate the 50th Anniversary of Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights released proposed amendments to its Title IX regulations for public comment on June 23, 2022. According to OCR, “The proposed regulations reflect the Department’s commitment to give full effect to Title…

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Department of Education Releases Guidance on Supporting Intersex Students

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On October 26, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) published a fact sheet addressing key issues that intersex students face in schools and providing recommendations on how students, families, and educators can lend support. The guidance, released on Intersex Awareness Day, first provides general information on the meaning of “intersex”…

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Happy Special Education Day! Looking Ahead to the Biden Administration.

Happy Special Education Day!

Happy National Special Education Day! Today commemorates the anniversary of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (formerly the Education for all Handicapped Children Act) being signed into law in 1975. This was truly a historic milestone. Until then, many children with disabilities were excluded from school. The IDEA was enacted to ensure that every child…

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Governor Evers’ Safer-at-Home Order Extended to May 26, 2020

Yesterday, April 16, 2020, Governor Evers’ issued an extension to his March 24, 2020 Safer-at-Home Order in an attempt to further “flatten the curve” of COVID-19 in the State of Wisconsin. While the intent of the Order is to loosen certain restrictions currently in place, it does impose additional requirements on business operations not found…

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Department of Education Releases Title IX Final Rule

Last week, the Department of Education released its Final Rule setting forth updated Title IX regulations. This Legal Update will summarize the new regulations impacting K-12 schools.  The new regulations go into effect on August 14, 2020.  Even during the COVID-19 Emergency and during periods of virtual learning, it will be important to ensure that…

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Families First Coronavirus Response Act Signed into Law

On Wednesday, March 18, 2020, President Trump signed an emergency bill to expand FMLA leave as well as guarantee paid sick leave for certain U.S. workers. The expansion of the FMLA and the new paid sick leave requirements apply only to private employers who employ fewer than 500 employees and to all public employers with…

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