EDUCATION ALERT! Illinois district stays with OCR settlement agreement regarding transgender student’s access to girls’ locker room facilities

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Illinois district decides not to rescind settlement agreement with OCR over transgender student’s access to girls’ locker room facilities The Chicago Tribune reports that Palatine-Schaumburg High School District has decided against rescinding its…
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EDUCATION ALERT! USDE Guidance on Dyslexia

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PDE is reminding Districts of the “Dear Colleague: Dyslexia Guidance” letter that was issued by the U.S. Department of Education in October.  To ensure the provision of a free, appropriate…
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EDUCATION ALERT! Beginning Jan. 4, 2016 Districts must use PDE’s revised Notice of Recommended Assignment (NORA) for services for gifted students

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The revised NORA directs Districts to give clarification to the services provided for a gifted student and why the recommendations are the most appropriate.  There are three (3) sections on the new form…
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EDUCATION ALERT! UPDATE: Illinois district settles complaint with U.S. Dep’t of ED over transgender student’s access to girls’ locker room facilities.

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The Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211’s (District) board, in a 5-2 split, has approved a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) over the…
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ALERT! The District position allowing any student access to privacy accommodations in the locker room through a variety of potential options remains intact.

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The Palatine-Schaumburg High School District 211’s (District) board, in a 5-2 split, has approved a settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR) over the…
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Maiello Brungo & Maiello appointed Solicitor for Glassport Borough

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Pittsburgh, PA – November 23,2015 –Maiello Brungo & Maiello is pleased to announce that the Borough of Glassport has appointed the law firm as solicitor. Falco A. Muscante will serve…
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The Changing Environment of Religious Neutrality in the Schools

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In reaction to the 1894 Pennsylvania Supreme Court decision in Hysong v. Gallitzn Borough School District, where the court held that the traditional religious habits worn by nuns in public…
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Significant Changes to Pennsylvania’s Homeschooling Laws

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Act 26 of 2014 substantially affects a district’s authority over home education programs taking place within a district’s jurisdiction. The changes to the law narrow the authority of superintendents’ oversight…
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Can Service Animals be an “Accommodation”?

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Yes. Pursuant to the Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act (Section 504), and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) require that appropriate modifications be made to…
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