Education Law Blog

July 19, 2021

Civil Rights Volunteer Opportunity

The Kienan Ellis Education Project (KEEP) needs volunteer attorneys.  Attorneys are needed to represent students in school discipline hearings to ensure equitable and appropriate educational outcomes. […]
August 26, 2020

Adult Civics Happy Hour on Policing

In 2017, Cedar Law Partner Shannon McMinimee joined an Adult Civics Happy Hour/Channel 253 panel with Vanessa Hernandez from the Northwest Justice Project and Pierce County […]
August 25, 2020

Back to School with the Crossing Division Podcast

Cedar Law Partner, Shannon McMinimee, recently joined the Crossing Division podcast to discuss the challenges and opportunities families, educators, and school districts are facing in the […]
March 23, 2020

A New School Year: 180 over 365

A proposal to reduce district liability and improve student outcomes As stated by our state’s Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), “[o]n March 11, […]
March 17, 2020

Special Education Services During COVID-19 School Closures

In response to COVID-19, Gov. Jay Inslee ordered the closure of all public and private schools in Washington State through April 24, possibly longer. “During mandatory […]
July 2, 2019

How to Talk About Learning Disabilities, Dyslexia, Dyscalculia, and Dysgraphia

Eleven national organizations worked together to create this resource excerpted below: Parents and educators may have different opinions about specific terms like dyslexia or more general […]
March 12, 2019

New Student Discipline Rules Implementation

Here’s a bulletin issued by OSPI on the new student discipline rules. You can find read more about it on the State Office of the Superintendent […]
February 6, 2019

School Safety Bills Before the 2019 Washington State Legislature

Everyone can agree that schools should be safe, but there are wide differences of opinion on how to accomplish that. While every effort should be made to prevent school shootings and other such tragedies, the same effort must be made to ensure due process protections are utilized to prevent false accusations against students who pose no risk at all.
January 2, 2019

New Beginnings for 2019

Thank you to all of our supporters for a fantastic 2018. This year, we added three new attorneys to our team, expanded our practice into employment […]