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Dec. 18, 2013 - COSA Webinar: Students with Disabilities in Athletics: OCR's Dear Colleague Letter in Action
In early 2013, OCR issued a Dear Colleague Letter on Students with Disabilities in Extracurricular Athletics, followed by an FAQ document, "Background and Fast Facts," issued this summer. Join us for a lively discussion with John K. DiPaolo, OCR Deputy Assistant Secretary for Policy, about these documents. Specifically, gain a better understanding of your client's obligations in the context of its interscholastic athletics programs.
Jan. 14, 2014 - FERPA Session 2: School Videos and Student Privacy - What's the Final Rule?
Few issues have caused such widespread consternation for school districts and their attorneys than this one: to what extent are school videos education records covered by FERPA? NSBA requested clarification from the U.S. Department of Education years ago. As yet, there has been no definitive guidance. Join a seasoned school lawyer for a distillation of the current state of the law and "unofficial" guidance from the Department's Family Policy Compliance Office.