U.S. Department of Education Releases New Title IX Regulations

May 2020 The MLO Minute: By, Nancy Potter, Esq. This month, the U.S. Department of Education released the Department’s much anticipated Title IX regulations. The new Title IX regulation codifies prohibitions against sexual harassment in schools. The regulation carries the full force of law.   Key provisions of the Department of Education’s new Title IX…

Who Will Make Healthcare Decisions for You?

May 2020 The MLO Minute: By, Jennifer Simons, Esq.         During the current COVID-19 crisis many of us are experiencing anxiety related to the fear of contracting this potentially life-threatening virus. Many times, anxiety can be eased by putting a plan into place should the unthinkable happen and you become seriously ill.  Two important documents…

Crip Camp: An exciting documentary highlighting the youth-led Disability Civil Rights movement

May 2020 The MLO Minute: By, Nancy Potter, Esq. At our firm we are passionate about the rights of students with disabilities. We have worked tirelessly on behalf of our clients to ensure that transition planning and transition goals include learning about advocacy, disability civil rights, and self-determination. Right now, with school buildings closed and…

A Sigh of Relief: No IDEA or 504 Waivers Requested

April 2020 The MLO Minute: By, Michael Connolly, Esq.  A provision of the Coronavirus stimulus package passed by Congress last month required the Secretary of Education, Betsy DeVos to report back to Congress in 30 days with any recommendations for waivers of procedural or substantive requirements under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”) or…

What We Still Have Not Learned From Columbine: Schools Can Be Doing More To Address Bullying

April 2020 The MLO Minute: By Heather Hulse, JD, MS, MA Twenty-one years ago this April marks the anniversary of one of the worst days in educational history.  Two seniors shot and killed twelve of their schoolmates and one of their teachers, injured twenty-three others, and attempted to bomb the school, which would have most…