Tag Archives: Education

Gloucester law firm holds ‘Car Seats for Kids’ contest 


A personal injury firm is holding a “Car Seats for Kids” giveaway and educational campaign to help keep more children safe in Virginia. The event is being held by GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys in Gloucester. Though the firm traditionally holds ...

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Norfolk firm focuses donation efforts on education during COVID-19


A Norfolk law firm is dedicating its charitable efforts to assist local schools during the COVID-19 pandemic. Cassidy Lewis, chief marketing officer of Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, said her firm has always been involved in philanthropic work throughout the community. ...

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School sues parents, lawyer for fees in special ed case (access required)


In a rare move, a Virginia public school system is suing a student’s parents and the parents’ attorney for an award of attorneys’ fees under the federal special education law. The Roanoke County School Board contends the parents filed a ...

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4th Cir.: Student’s attitude outweighed school’s IDEA violation (access required)

High school staff failed to timely respond to parents’ requests for disability testing, but an administrative fact finder reasonably concluded that the student’s poor scholastic record was caused by his frequent absences and disdain for teachers, not the violation. Background ...

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Va. Cir.: GMU Foundation not a public body subject to VFOIA (access required)

The George Mason University Foundation Inc. is an independent corporate entity whose records are not subject to freedom-of-information requirements, even if the records relate to funds used to support the University, itself a public body. Nonetheless, the University’s Gift Acceptance ...

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CAV: Teacher’s altercation with student was defensive, not a “threat” (access required)

A special education teacher who ended up in a brief physical altercation with a chronically disrespectful student was acting defensively only, which did not support a finding of child abuse or neglect. Background This case concerns an altercation between Appellee ...

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WDVA: Diversity-based school staffing claims survive dismissal (access required)

A white high school principal can proceed with discrimination claims against the school board, which allegedly demoted her after the superintendent implied that school staff should “look like” the student body. Background Plaintiff Angela Weinerth is a white female over ...

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EDVA: Title IX prohibits transgender discrimination (access required)

Gavin Grimm, who attended a Virginia public high school and was prohibited from using the boys’ bathroom because he was identified as female at birth, sufficiently alleged discrimination claims against the school under both Title IX and the Equal Protection ...

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EDVA: All claims fail in sex-abuse fallout litigation (access required)

After reports of sexual misconduct appeared in the Washington Post, a private school sued its former executive director for allegedly sharing sensitive documents with the paper, and she counterclaimed based on the circumstances of her resignation. No reasonable jury could ...

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Under pressure: Appalachian School of Law faces ABA accreditation decision (access required)

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Southwest Virginia’s Appalachian School of Law has been directed by an accreditation panel to address questions about how it selects students capable of earning a degree and passing the bar. A critical hearing is set for June. Credentials of ASL’s current and ...

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