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California Legislation Seeks to Limit Public Agency Activities Surrounding Immigration Enforcement and Religious Freedom

Posted in Education, Employment, Legislation, Public Safety Issues

786x496@100dpi - 6In December 2016, shortly after the November 8 presidential election, members of the California Legislature introduced for consideration a series of bills addressing immigration enforcement. Within the series, three bills would place limitations on a public agency’s ability to participate …

President Obama Signs the Every Student Succeeds Act into Law, Replacing No Child Left Behind’s One-Size-Fits-All Model with State-Centric Authority Over Education

Posted in Education

Breaking-News1.jpgLast week, President Obama signed the federal Every Student Succeeds Act (“ESSA” or the “Act”) into law.  The Act reauthorizes the Elementary and Secondary Education Act of 1965 (“ESEA”).  A bipartisan compromise bill, ESSA supersedes the controversial No Child Left …

Court Clarifies that Lease-Leaseback Arrangements Must be “Genuine”; and Simultaneously Creates Split among the Courts of Appeal on the Requirement for Validation Actions

Posted in Education

ConstructionSunset.jpgIn September 2012, Fresno USD’s governing board adopted a resolution authorizing the execution of lease-leaseback construction contracts without competitive bidding.

The lease-leaseback structure permits builder-financed construction.  A school district leases real estate it owns to a construction firm for $1.00 …

Title IX and Sexual Violence in the Wake of the Failures of the Rolling Stone ‘A Rape on Campus’ Narrative: What All Educational Institutions Need to Know

Posted in Education

iStock_000002619779XSmallIn recent months, partially in reaction to several investigations initiated by the U.S. Department of Education’s (“DOE”) Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”), the news media has drawn attention to the prevalence of sexual violence on college campuses and scrutinized administrative …

The California Supreme Court Rules That Nurses Do Not Have A Monopoly On Administering Medication In Schools; Trained Unlicensed Personnel May Administer Insulin If Authorized By The Child’s Doctor

Posted in Education

AnotherGavel.jpgThis blog post was authored by Meredith Karasch

On August 13, 2013, the California Supreme Court issued its long awaited ruling on the issue of whether nurses are the only school personnel who may administer insulin to diabetic students.  Looking …

U.S. Supreme Court Sends Fisher v. University of Texas Back to the Court of Appeals With Directions: Give No Deference to the University in Determining Whether Its Race-Conscious Admissions Policy is Needed To Attain the Educational Benefits of Diversity

Posted in Education

Breaking News1.jpgThis blog post was authored by Laura Schulkind and Erin Kunze


On Monday, June 24, 2013, the Supreme Court issued its long-awaited decision in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin. However, the decision does little to alter the …