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Mental Health in Turbulent Times - Legal Considerations Partner James Keller and Associate Levi Schy will participate as speakers during the Association of Delaware Valley Independent Schools Wellness Summit. Their workshop presentation will focus on student mental health, which is a significant and...
Student-athletes wasted no time following the NCAA’s rule change in July 2021 permitting compensation for name, image, and likeness (“NIL”) in landing deals of all types and sizes. Now, sixteen months later, questions remain as to whether, and to what extent, institutions can be involved in the deal...
Saul Ewing LLP, a full-service law firm with attorneys in 16 offices, is proud to announce that Partners Richard Forsten and Jim Taylor were named to Delaware Today's “Top Attorneys in 2021” list. Richard was recognized for his land use practice and Jim for his education practice. Delaware Today...
On October 13, 2021, in connection with World Mental Health Day (October 10), the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) and the U.S. Department of Justice’s Civil Rights Division (“CRT”) jointly issued a fact sheet, entitled, Supporting and Protecting the Rights of Students...
On August 10, 2021, the U.S. Department of Justice (the “Department”) announced that it entered into a settlement agreement with Brown University to ensure that students with mental health disabilities have equal access to educational programs. The settlement arises from the Department’s findings...
On May 10, 2021, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for children ages 12-15, expanding the Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) originally issued on December 11, 2020 for individuals ages 16 and older. This development may require K-12 schools to quickly firm up...
Parents forming “Learning Pods” to complement or facilitate their children’s virtual schooling should consider a few simple contracts and compacts to ensure smooth sailing – and, most important, to prioritize everyone’s health and safety. A basic agreement among families, and with the teacher...
With most colleges and universities having transitioned almost entirely to online learning in light of COVID-19, the accessibility of this new mode of teaching for students with disabilities – and the sufficiency of that accessibility under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act and/or Title II of...
Any Pennsylvania university, college or K-12 school that had allowed employees to begin working while their state-mandated background checks were pending is no longer able to do so under an amendment to the Child Protective Services Law Act (“CPSL”) that went into effect December 31, 2019. Prior to...
On November 21, 2019, both branches of the Pennsylvania Legislature passed The Statute of Limitations Child Sexual Abuse Reform Package, a series of four bills that will have significant implications for institutions throughout the state. Two of the bills concern the statute of limitations for...
The Justice Department’s largest college admissions prosecution has put college consultants in the spotlight. While these admissions consultants generally are hired directly by parents as third-party consultants and have no affiliation with schools, secondary schools may justifiably be rattled by...
Saul Ewing LLP today announced that it has launched a bi-monthly educational series targeting higher education and K-12 institutions. The program is an expansion of the firm's CLE program "CYCLE by Saul – Covering Your Campus's Legal Education," which provides regularly occurring legal education...