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Don’t Forget About Reasonable Assurance

June 8th, 2020

Given the present circumstances, it may be easy to forget to provide employees “reasonable assurance” for a job in the 2020-21 school year. Under the Michigan Employment Security[...]


Big Changes for K-12 Schools in New Title IX Regulations

May 30th, 2020

On May 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education released long-awaited new regulations implementing Title IX, the federal law that prohibits sex-based educational discrimination in schools receiving federal[...]


Legislation Approves Use of Lockdown Devices

May 25th, 2020

Governor Whitmer signed into law Public Act 45 of 2020, effective June 1, 2020, which amends the Con­struction of School Buildings Act to permit a temporary door locking[...]


IEPs in the Age of Distance Learning

May 18th, 2020

Distance learning presents unique and difficult challenges, especially for students with disabilities. School officials continue to struggle with how to pro­vide effective special education programming while still meeting[...]


Caution: No Extension on Probationary Teacher Nonrenewal Timelines

May 11th, 2020

As the end of the school year approaches, school officials must make important and timely personnel de­cisions about the continued employment of probationary teachers and follow the applicable[...]


Sixth Circuit: Access to Literacy a Fundamental Constitutional Right

May 4th, 2020

In a landmark ruling, the Sixth Circuit Court of Appeals recently held that students have a constitutional right to a “basic minimum education,” meaning access to a foundational[...]