1. March 9, 2015

    To Post or Not to Post? YouTube Issues Part 2

    BY: Amy Estrada, Cathie Fields

    Despite YouTube’s Popularity with School-Age Youth, Teachers Should Think Twice Before Asking Students to Upload Class Projects to YouTube In a previous post, we discussed some of the legal issues associated with students uploading coursework on YouTube. This EdLawConnect entry continues that discussion. Bullying-Related Concerns Perhaps the most salient concern with students uploading their own […] more

  2. November 21, 2014

    Bullying & Harassment in Special Education

    BY: Adam Newman, Kristin Myers

    School districts (and county offices of education and charter schools) can be liable for failing to address the bullying or harassment of a student with a disability.  Are you properly addressing and responding to complaints of bullying and harassment?   Bullying is defined as aggression used within a relationship where the aggressor has more or […] more

  3. September 10, 2014

    Workplace Bullying Legislation Imposes New Training Requirements for Supervisors

    BY: Mary Beth de Goede, Peter Schaffert

    Almost all school districts have been faced with the problem of workplace bullying, but until recently workplace bullying has received little attention compared to bullying prevention efforts for minors and students.  Just as national attention on student and minor cyberbullying prompted legislation by many states, now workplace bullying is also receiving attention and has now […] more

  4. October 28, 2013

    Does California’s Anti-Bullying Legislation (AB 256) Encourage Schools to Go Too Far in Disciplining for Off-Campus Electronic Acts?

    BY: Penelope Glover, Chesley Quaide

    On October 10, 2013, the Governor signed AB 256 amending California’s pupil discipline law, Education Code section 48900, which identifies grounds for suspension and expulsion, including bullying. Although most agree that bullying among students is undesirable, some are concerned that California’s latest anti-bullying legislation, AB 256, has gone too far and may encourage schools to […] more