Education Law Blog

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 […]
November 15, 2018
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Hot Law: Refusal to Administer THC Oil As Emergency Seizure Medication Is a Denial of FAPE

Shannon, Jinju and I attended the 2018 Pacific Northwest Institute on Special Education and the Law. I always leave that conference excited about our practice area and […]
October 20, 2018

Halloween Costumes at School: Balancing School Needs and Student First Amendment Rights

Let’s be clear – students do not have a constitutional right to wear Halloween costumes at school. Public schools can make students wear uniforms if they […]
October 10, 2018

Paraeducator Support as a Supplementary Aid and Service: An Overview of Special Education Citizen Complaint (SECC) NO. 17-49

When I first arrived in Seattle in 2010, I kept hearing the same refrain about how a 1:1 aide in the general education setting impacted least […]
September 20, 2018

Updates to Washington’s Truancy Laws

Did you know that recent revisions to Washington truancy laws require schools to screen students for a disability when they have two or more unexcused absences and there is reason to suspect a disability?
September 11, 2018

Back to School Checklist

Back to school checklist created by school lawyers to help you begin a health and successful new school year.
January 17, 2018

Teenage Sexting, Child Pornography & Harassment

Does a selfie count as distribution of child pornography in Washington? RCW 9.68A.050
January 17, 2018

Department of Education and Sexual Assault/Harassment

On September 22, 2017, the Department of Education issued new guidance on Title IX. Given that the the person who received the majority of electoral college […]
February 6, 2015

Public Records Act – A Huge Consideration for Schools

This morning, I came across a post from an attorney friend at the Attorney General’s Office on my Facebook feed that read: That collective groan you […]