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May 16, 2023

Lawsuit claims Roberts Wesleyan University failed to address sexual misconduct allegations  

A federal lawsuit filed by four women last week claims Roberts Wesleyan University failed to address allegations of sexual misconduct.

Mar 11, 2022

School district settles class action suit

The Rochester City School District has settled a federal class action lawsuit alleging the district failed to provide adequate services to students with disabilities.

Dec 22, 2021

Lawsuit against Gates Chili school district dismissed

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit filed by a former Gates Chili Central School District teacher who claimed he was unfairly terminated.

Dec 17, 2021

Substantial child care subsidies included in Build Back Better Act

Working families will be eligible for significant savings on child care costs should Congress pass the current version of the Build Back Better Act. The bill — already passed by the House of Representatives — will expand federal cost assistance through Child Care Development Block Grants, and could erase $10,000 in costs to families earning […]

Dec 13, 2021

Law firm: Allegations against RCSD Superintendent Lesli Myers-Small unfounded

Allegations of sexual harassment and retaliation against Rochester City School District Superintendent Lesli Myers-Small are unsubstantiated, according to the law firm hired by the district to oversee the investigation.

Nov 1, 2021

Proposed change to Pell Grant rules would benefit students with disabilities

Proposed legislation introduced by Congressman Joe Morelle (D-Irondequoit) would provide Pell Grant flexibility for students with disabilities and eliminate what proponents see as barriers to earning a collegiate degree. Pell Grant funding is the largest pool of financial resources available to college students. But eligibility for a full award requires a full course load, and […]

Jun 21, 2021

Supreme Court sides with former college athletes in compensation dispute with NCAA

The Supreme Court unanimously sided with a group of former college athletes in a dispute with the NCAA over rules limiting certain compensation.

Feb 10, 2020

EEOC complaint at Brockport connected to diversity officer’s firing

An administrative assistant’s federal complaint against The College at Brockport over racial bias has become intertwined with the recent dismissal of Chief Diversity Officer Cephas Archie. The complaint was filed with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission in late October 2019, but amended just last week to include details about Archie in support of Victoria Elsenheimer’s claim [&hel[...]

Feb 26, 2019

All-female law review board at Cornell makes history

If getting used to the demanding, unpaid job of law-review editor wasn’t enough, as well as attending a law-review conference on the other side of the country, Lauren Kloss has to take media calls, too, because, well, history. Earlier this month, the Cornell Law Review elected its first all-female board in its 104-year history. It’s […]

Nov 22, 2017

Transgender woman awarded $1M in discrimination lawsuit

OKLAHOMA CITY — A federal jury has awarded a transgender woman more than $1 million after finding Southeastern Oklahoma State University discriminated against her and wrongfully denied her tenure. Jurors sided with former English professor Rachel Tudor on Monday, The Oklahoman newspaper reported. Her lawsuit alleged the university treated her differently than non-transgender professors, includin[...]

Jul 14, 2017

Elite St. Paul’s School under criminal investigation after sexual misconduct revelations

St. Paul’s School, the elite New England boarding school dogged in recent months by allegations of past sexual abuse and misconduct, is now the target of a criminal investigation by local and state authorities. In a statement released Thursday evening, New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon J. MacDonald announced investigators will examine whether the school engaged […]

Aug 25, 2016

New York appoints privacy officer to protect student data

ALBANY — The New York State Education Department has hired a chief privacy officer to protect student and teacher data. Commissioner MaryEllen Elia announced the appointment of Temitope Akinyemi on Wednesday. She’ll be in charge of developing and implementing the department’s privacy policies and investigating security breaches. Akinyemi has experience as the privacy officer at [&hel[...]

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