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EEOC Updates ADA Guidance On Commonly Asked COVID-19 Questions

October 12th, 2020

On September 8, 2020, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) updated its FAQs on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and COVID-19. The guidance addresses topics such as[...]


MDE-OSE Issues Special Education Return-to-School Guidance

October 5th, 2020

On August 26, 2020, MDE’s Office of Special Education (MDE-OSE) released return-to-school guidance (Guidance), which is available here: https://www.michigan.gov/documents/mde/ReturntoSchool_699307_7.pdf This long-awaited Guidance addresses “special education priority topics” for[...]


MDE Provides Guidance on Benchmark Assessments

September 25th, 2020

As discussed in our August 19, 2020 E-Blast, Public Act 149 of 2020 (PA 149) requires schools to administer at least two “bench­mark assessments” to students in grades[...]


Michigan Supreme Court Broadens Insurance Protections

September 21st, 2020

Resolving a decades-long insurance dispute, the Michigan Supreme Court recently clarified that subcontractor mistakes damaging an insured’s work product may trigger commercial general liability insurance policy coverage. Michigan[...]


Mask Up! Considerations for Requiring Students to Wear Face Coverings

September 17th, 2020

School officials are making many difficult decisions heading into the 2020-21 school year. One area that has generated many questions is how schools should implement the Michigan Return[...]


Court Upholds $400,000 Jury Verdict in Whistleblower’s Case

September 14th, 2020

The Michigan Court of Appeals recently affirmed a trial court’s jury verdict that awarded $400,000 to a teacher for retaliation in violation of the Whistleblower Protection Act (WPA).[...]


New Title IX Regulations Take Effect – Policy Package and Trainings Available!

August 28th, 2020

On May 6, 2020, the U.S. Department of Education issued new Title IX regulations, which took effect August 14, 2020. These regulations significantly amend schools’ obligations when addressing[...]