Individual Educational Plans. Legal news and articles for May 23 - 31, 2017

RESAs still might request money for next year despite dissolution orderJCPS Principal Ken Stites fired over enrollment of his Indiana kidsLaw School Podcast: 'Entrepreneurs Are the New Rock Stars'State law gives free tuition to former foster kids, but at a costGov. Holcomb signs Ethnic Studies bill into lawScales tipping in another direction: USD looks into changing law school's location“Educational Apartheid” in Pennsylvania must end, activists sayLawsuit alleges Mississippi deprives black children of equal educational opportunitiesMississippi parents file suit against state's public education systemChampions for Special Ed meet in YountvilleU.S. Rejects Talks With Hungary Over Higher Education LawUS rejects talks with Hungary over higher education lawTrump's budget by the numbers: What gets cut and whyAwareness Of Controversial Arizona Immigration Law Shows Negative Influence To Latino Male StudentsUkrainian Parliament passes law on inclusive education

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Bangert: Law shields Purdue's new online school
Journal & CourierMay 2, 2017

And second, the New U will operate more like a nonprofit corporation and will not, he said, “meet the definition of a 'public agency'” under state open records or open meetings laws. “By design,” Schultz said, “it will be autonomous, be separately ...more »

Advocates push schools to comply with new law on foster kids
Minneapolis Star TribuneMay 12, 2017

To make it easier for foster children to complete their education, a new federal law calls for better collaboration between educational systems and child welfare agencies. The foster care provisions in the Every Student Succeeds Act took effect in ...more »

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RESAs still might request money for next year despite dissolution order
Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)May 31, 2017

A “task force” discusses the future of West Virginia's Regional Education Service Agencies, which might request funding from Gov. Jim Justice and the Legislature for next fiscal year, despite an education law that cuts $3.7 million in funding for the ...more »

JCPS Principal Ken Stites fired over enrollment of his Indiana kids
The Courier-JournalMay 31, 2017

Jefferson County Public Schools fired Norton Elementary Principal Ken Stites on Wednesday, saying it did so in part because he violated state law by enrolling his two daughters in district schools even though they live in Indiana. Stites' firing ...more »

Law School Podcast: 'Entrepreneurs Are the New Rock Stars'
Newswise (press release)May 31, 2017

... Success after law school doesn't always mean practicing law, and J.B. Pritzker, co-founder of the Pritzker Group and Illinois Democratic candidate for governor, and Howard Tullman, CEO of 1871 Chicago, are great examples of how a legal education ...more »

State law gives free tuition to former foster kids, but at a cost
Wichita EagleMay 30, 2017

She was born in one of the more impoverished nations. Her parents took her to an orphanage at age 3 because they could no longer feed her. She grew up in foster care in Haiti and then in Kansas. But Jasmine Martin will start summer classes next month ...more »

Gov. Holcomb signs Ethnic Studies bill into law
Indianapolis RecorderMay 26, 2017

Garry Holland, the chapter's interim education chair, Ratcliffe and others in the organization worked with African-American, Native American, Latino and Asian cultural education experts to successfully push for passage of the law, the result of four ...more »

Scales tipping in another direction: USD looks into changing law school's location
KSFYMay 24, 2017

“When you have more educational institutions, when you have something like a law school, that says more about the depth of and the seriousness of your community's intent with education, so, it's certainly something that could be very valuable for ...more »

“Educational Apartheid” in Pennsylvania must end, activists say
ABC27May 23, 2017

A fair funding formula has been created by the legislature, but only six percent of education funds flow through it. That means some schools get more than they should, others get less. The Education Law Center created a graph showing the districts that ...more »

Lawsuit alleges Mississippi deprives black children of equal educational opportunities
ABA JournalMay 23, 2017

That law requires the state to provide a “uniform system of free public schools” for all children, an SPLC press release says. The mothers argue that state legislators have repeatedly amended the education clause of their constitution to eliminate ...more »

Mississippi parents file suit against state's public education system
JURISTMay 23, 2017

The law required the state to create a "uniform education system of free public schools" that would serve all children, regardless of race and that no amendment could be made to the state's constitution that would undermine the requirement. Despite ...more »

Champions for Special Ed meet in Yountville
Napa Valley RegisterMay 23, 2017

More than 250 champions of children and individuals with special education needs came to the Napa Valley Performing Arts Center in the Lincoln Theater in Yountville Friday for a Special Education Law and Advocacy Conference by the Supreme Court ...more »

U.S. Rejects Talks With Hungary Over Higher Education Law
U.S. News & World ReportMay 23, 2017

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The United States has no intention of negotiating with Hungary about its new higher education law, which could force a top university founded by U.S. financier George Soros out of the country, the U.S. State Department said on ...more »

US rejects talks with Hungary over higher education law
ReutersMay 23, 2017

BUDAPEST The United States has no intention of negotiating with Hungary about its new higher education law, which could force a top university founded by U.S. financier George Soros out of the country, the U.S. State Department said on Tuesday.more »

Trump's budget by the numbers: What gets cut and why
CNNMay 23, 2017

(CNN) President Donald Trump's team released its first full budget proposal on Tuesday, and while lawmakers are likely to dismiss most of it -- as they traditionally do with most White House wishlists -- the document provides fresh insight into the ...more »

Awareness Of Controversial Arizona Immigration Law Shows Negative Influence To Latino Male Students
Science TimesMay 23, 2017

Santos said that awareness of discriminatory laws such as SB 1070 [or the Arizona immigration law] may exacerbate the gender educational gap that already places Latino male students at a significant disadvantage. The law states that it would end its ...more »

Ukrainian Parliament passes law on inclusive education
Ukrinform. Ukraine and world newsMay 23, 2017

The Verkhovna Rada of Ukraine has passed the law on amendments to the Law of Ukraine "On Education" regarding the peculiarities of access of persons with special educational needs to educational services. As an Ukrinform correspondent reports, 297 ...more »

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