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Are the witches mad that I one-upped them for Harry Potter? Time will tell….
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We have learned a lot over the past year-and-a-half since the effective date of the 2020 Title IX regulations. What if you could take all of that information and put it in a checklist with all the forms you might need to address a Title IX complaint?
Thompson & Horton’s 2022 Title IX Guidebook does just that. Its Title IX Coordinator, Informal Resolution Facilitator, Investigator, Decision-Maker, and Appellate Decision-Maker Checklist will allow even a novice to walk step-by-step through the Title IX process. Each checklist includes links to new and improved Title IX forms that Title IX team members can customize for their Title IX casework.
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Thompson & Horton is excited to announce its newest blog: SpEd Law Spotlight. With a focus on Special Education law topics facing school leaders and educators, the blog will bring important updates on special education to school districts in Texas and beyond.
The blog will be authored by members of the Thompson & Horton Special Education team. Our team collectively has decades of experience helping schools navigate the intricacies of special education law, and is excited to bring you practical, timely insights on this dynamic area of law.
We encourage you to head over today to spedlawspotlight.com to check out the new blog. To sign up for our thought leadership email alerts, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also, make sure to follow Thompson & Horton on Twitter, Facebook, or LinkedIn so you will know when new articles go up. We already have updates on predetermination, FAPE, and child find duties in the works, that you won’t want to miss out on.
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With Thompson & Horton Counsel Matthew Reed
In a recent decision, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals affirmed the dismissal of a Title IX lawsuit against the University of Arizona by a female student, Mackenzie Brown, alleging assault by a student-athlete, Orlando Bradford, at his off-campus apartment. It reached the decision even though Bradford, a football player, had to have his coaches’ approval to live off-campus and used a University scholarship to pay his rent. Because the University lacked substantial control over the context of the alleged conduct, it was also irrelevant that the University knew of a previous on-campus assault by Bradford but failed to discipline him. Brown is a welcome acknowledgment for colleges and universities that an educational institution must have substantial control over the specific context of alleged harassment, even if they have previously failed to exercise disciplinary control over the harasser. It provides valuable contours to the “substantial control” analysis used by courts and the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights under the 2020 Title IX regulations.
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Federal and state lawmakers are continuing their efforts to combat sexual misconduct in the workplace in the wake of the
It’s happening across the country at all levels of education. Students from schools, colleges, and universities are taking to Twitter, Instagram, and other social media and online platforms to call out other students or employees for alleged sexual harassment and abuse. A recent situation involving the University of Utah is just one example. The university suspended Greek activity after two students reported sexual assault and others posted anonymously about their experiences online. A similar account at Atascadero High School in California raised similar issues (pages 4-5) and drew significant attention. Of course, call-outs are not limited to the online sphere; there are plenty of cases in which steps are taken to call out or cancel individuals alleged of sexual harassment in the brick and mortar schoolhouse. There is no doubt that a call-out can put a school in a difficult predicament, especially when social media magnifies the reach. How can—and should—schools respond when an alleged perpetrator believes call-ous or cancel posts cross the line into harassment or bullying?
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