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Gwen represents boards of education in relation to special education, Section 504, restraint and seclusion, student discipline, board policy development and revision, and general education matters. Gwen frequently speaks on education issues, including privacy and confidentiality of student information, bullying and Section 504.

Last week, Governor Lamont signed Public Act 23-167, which makes significant changes to Connecticut’s bullying law that become mandatory for the 2025-2026 school year.

Continue Reading CT Legislature Revises Bullying Laws

After a recent investigation conducted pursuant to Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972

Continue Reading OCR Determines School District’s Book Screening and Removal Process May Have Created Title VI and Title IX Hostile Environment

On May 26, 2023, the U.S. Department of Education (the “Department”) announced that it would delay release of the final revisions to the regulations implementing

Continue Reading Release of Final Changes to Title IX Regulations Postponed from May to October 2023

Today, on the 50th Anniversary of Title IX, the U.S. Department of Education issued 701 pages of proposed amendments to the Title IX federal
Continue Reading New Proposed Title IX Regulations Released on the Statute’s 50th Anniversary