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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.

On June 16, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) issued a Notice of Interpretation titled “The Department’s Enforcement of Title
Continue Reading OCR Issues Notice of Interpretation under Title IX Relating to Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity

On April 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR or the Department) announced a comprehensive review of the Department’s Title
Continue Reading OCR Announces Comprehensive Review of the “New” Title IX Regulations

On March 8, 2021, President Biden issued an Executive Order related to Title IX, sex discrimination, and sexual harassment in schools.  While the Executive Order
Continue Reading President Biden Executive Order Paves the Way for Future Changes to Title IX

Gwen Zittoun has been quoted in the Special Ed Connection® article “ Work with parent advocates in virtual 504 meetings.”  To read the full
Continue Reading Gwen Zittoun Quoted in Special Ed Connection Article,”Work with parent advocates in virtual 504 meetings”

On May 6th, the U.S. Department of Education published its long-awaited final regulations regarding sexual harassment under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972.
Continue Reading New Title IX Regulations To Take Effect in August 2020

As school closures continue and schools implement distance learning plans, questions and concerns persist concerning the applicability of laws and regulations relating to student confidentiality
Continue Reading Student Privacy Policy Office Releases Guidance on Virtual Learning