Education Law

953 ABA Journal articles on Education Law.

Judge rules that transgender teen Gavin Grimm is protected by Title IX and the Constitution

A federal judge in Virginia cited the Constitution and education law in refusing to dismiss a lawsuit filed by a transgender former high school student who wanted to use…

School lawyer asks about birds-and-bees talk, mom’s terminated pregnancy in teen’s bullying suit
A lawyer representing Nashville, Tennessee, schools wants to know how a teen suing the school has “developed sexually” and whether she is aware of her mother’s sexual history.
Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights begins dismissing hundreds of complaints

Citing a new protocol, the Education Department’s Office for Civil Rights has begun dismissing hundreds of complaints.

The protocol, aimed at clearing up a jammed pipeline, allows dismissal of serial…

Salary history doesn’t justify paying women less, 9th Circuit rules in opinion written by late judge

An en banc federal appeals court ruled Monday that salary history cannot be used to justify paying less to women in comparable jobs.

The San Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court…

Nearly 200 female lawyers march to Oklahoma statehouse to support teachers

Nearly 200 female lawyers marched to the Oklahoma statehouse on Monday to speak with lawmakers about funding solutions to end the teacher walkout.

The lawyers, all dressed in black, walked…

US urges public disclosure of Harvard documents in group’s suit alleging admissions bias

The U.S. Justice Department is urging a federal judge in Boston to allow public release of documents in a student group’s suit claiming bias against Asian-Americans in the admissions process.

‘Significant noncompliance’ could be added reason for public notice of law school problems
A proposal to add “significant noncompliance” to the list of when the ABA’s Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar may post public notice about a law school not meeting a standard—rather than keeping the matter confidential—is being considered by the group’s council, which met Feb. 9 in San Antonio.
9th Circuit upholds $25M Trump University settlement that gives ‘almost a full recovery’ to students

A Florida bankruptcy lawyer who paid about $19,000 for classes at Trump University can’t opt out of a $25 million settlement and bring her own lawsuit, a move that would…

The war on lunch shaming: Policymakers work to protect kids from stigma
When Jennifer Ramo became executive director of the legal nonprofit New Mexico Appleseed in 2009, the Albuquerque Public Schools were making national news for serving cold cheese sandwiches instead of hot meals to kids whose parents were behind on their lunch tab.
State AG’s office won’t stop 6th grader from taking medical marijuana at school

The Illinois Attorney General’s Office and a Chicago suburban school district reached a temporary agreement to allow a sixth grade student to use her medical marijuana prescription on school grounds…

Some Charlotte School of Law students wrongly denied discharge of federal loans, NC AG’s office says
Dozens of former Charlotte School of Law students who were on approved leaves of absence when the law school closed in August were improperly denied closed-school loan discharge, according to the North Carolina attorney general’s office.
House bill to reportedly call for federal student loan caps, end of Public Service Loan Forgiveness
The U.S. House of Representatives will consider proposed changes to the Higher Education Act, including limits on the amount of money students and parents can borrow in government student loan programs, and ending loan forgiveness programs for public interest employees, according to a report in the Wall Street Journal (sub. req.).
Prosecutors drop charges against mom who placed recorder in daughter’s backpack to catch bullies

Prosecutors in Norfolk, Virginia, have dropped charges against a mother who says she put a digital recorder in her daughter’s backpack to catch bullies after school officials failed to act.

Oxford grad’s suit claims bad teaching cost him the chance to attend an Ivy League law school

A graduate of Oxford University claims his lower-than-expected grades there 17 years ago made it impossible to attend an Ivy League law school in the United States or to perform…

Tufts delays Scaramucci event after he threatens suit over op-ed pieces

Tufts University has postponed an appearance scheduled for Monday by former White House spokesman Anthony Scaramucci after he threatened to sue the school’s newspaper for defamation.

The university said it…

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