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Statutory Changes to Athletic Trainer Laws: What’s New?

Earlier this summer, the Connecticut General Assembly passed Public Act No. 17-195, An Act Concerning Athletic Trainers (the “Act”), which amended the statute governing the professional requirements surrounding athletic trainers. Effective October 1, 2017, Section 1 of the Act amended … Read more

In Aftermath of Hurricane Maria, Connecticut School Districts Reminded of Obligations to Displaced Puerto Rican Students

On September 28, 2017, Connecticut Governor Dannel P. Malloy and Commissioner of Education Dr. Dianna R. Wentzell issued a joint memorandum  to Connecticut superintendents of public schools outlining local educational agency (“LEA”) obligations to homeless youth displaced by natural disasters. … Read more

Webinar Recap: Mandated Reporting in Connecticut – Understanding Legal Obligations and Best Practice

In case you missed it, Shipman & Goodwin attorneys Julie C. Fay and Laura A. Fisher recently presented a complimentary webinar on the topic of mandated reporting in Connecticut for independent and public schools.  The webinar reviewed the obligations under … Read more

Presidential Proclamation Outlines Rules for New Travel Ban

On September 24, 2017, the Trump administration issued a proclamation that imposes new travel restrictions on foreign nationals seeking to enter the United States from eight countries: Chad, Iran, Libya, North Korea, Somalia, Syria, Venezuela, and Yemen. The proclamation, … Read more

U.S. Department of Education Withdraws Prior Title IX Guidance and Issues Interim Guidance on Sexual Misconduct

Last Friday, in advance of the public rule-making process concerning schools’ Title IX responsibilities, the U.S. Department of Education rescinded its current Title IX guidance concerning sexual harassment and violence.  Particularly, the Department withdrew its Dear Colleague Letter dated April … Read more

Firm Attorneys Published in Legal Resource for School Health Services

Attorneys in Shipman & Goodwin’s School Law and Health Law Practice Groups have written chapters for the Law/Policy section of the Legal Resource for School Health Services, a comprehensive reference that addresses legal implications of issues commonly faced by school … Read more

Webinar: Mandated Reporting in Connecticut – Understanding Legal Obligations and Best Practice

Join Shipman & Goodwin school law attorneys Julie C. Fay and Laura A. Fisher for this complimentary webinar for independent schools and public schools.

This program will explore obligations of school employees under Connecticut’s mandatory reporting law on child abuse … Read more

Equal Access in the Digital Age: OCR Ramps Up Investigations into Website Accessibility

Consider the fact that we now live in a digital age, with limitless information at our fingertips, accessible (to many of us) with a few keystrokes or a simple voice command into our now ubiquitous cell phones. Now consider that, … Read more

Webinar: Board Member Boot Camp – Board Member Conduct: Empowering Good Behavior/Dealing with Bad Behavior

Join Shipman & Goodwin attorney Gary Brochu on September 22, 2017 for this complimentary webinar where he will discuss Board Member Conduct: Empowering Good Behavior/Dealing with Bad Behavior.

In addition to legal and procedural guidelines and requirements as to how … Read more

DHS Rescinds Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA): What You Need to Know About the End of DACA

On September 5, 2017, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) initiated the orderly phase out of the program known as Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA). DHS will provide a limited, six-month window during which it will consider certain requests … Read more

U.S. Department of Education Announces Intention to Review and Replace Title IX Regulations Concerning Sexual Harassment and Violence

On Thursday, in a speech by U.S. Department of Education Secretary Betsy Devos, the Department announced that it would undertake a review of its current Title IX enforcement guidance concerning campus-based sexual harassment and violence. Particularly, Ms. DeVos notified stakeholders … Read more

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