What is Section 504 in public schools?

The United States Department of Education aims to make sure students with learning, mental, and physical disabilities can access the assistance they need to be successful in public school. Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 is a law that protects the rights of disabled students who participate in programs that receive federal funding from […]

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Jerry L. Tanenbaum Teaches Online Seminar On Bullying Laws

Mattleman, Weinroth & Miller, P.C. is pleased to announce that Jerry L. Tanenbaum, head of our education department will be teaching an online seminar called “School Bullying Law: Know Your Rights & Obligations,” on May 4, 2017, at 3:00 pm via LawLine. Attorney Tanenbaum’s class will be streamed as a webcast and intends to inform viewers of the intricacies surrounding bullying in […]

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Can a district punish teachers for advocating for children with disabilities?

I occasionally get a call from a teacher who is afraid of some adverse employment action that might be taken by their school district because they are advocating for special needs children. This is an important issue. The law does protect teachers as it protects others who are advocating for special needs children. The laws […]

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