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Jan 3, 2020

A case asks: Should some private schools be banned from accessing public voucher dollars?

Bethel Christian Academy in Howard County, Maryland, instructs students that “marriage is a covenant between one man and one woman.” When they arrive at the school’s campuses in and around the community of Savage, they are expected to dress and use facilities according to their “biological gender” because “God immutably bestows gender upon each person […]

Dec 22, 2016

ABA sues Department of Education over loan forgiveness

BALTIMORE — The American Bar Association filed suit this week against the U.S. Department of Education, alleging the department failed to provide a reasonable explanation for why it has decided to refuse to honor loan forgiveness commitments made to attorneys engaged in public interest law and other public service jobs. The suit names four individual […]

Mar 5, 2014

Mayor says education key to redefining Rochester

Rochester has some well-documented challenges that must be overcome — fifth in the nation in childhood poverty, last in the nation in black male graduates and second to last in Latino male graduates — in order for investments in downtown and elsewhere in the city to pay off over time. Investments also are critical in […]

Dec 4, 2012

Education, business leaders tackle skills gap

BUFFALO — New York education and business leaders will brainstorm this week to address the conflicting problems of unemployment and unfilled jobs. A conference planned by the state Education Department will focus on how to prepare students to land jobs at companies like IBM, whose leaders describe a “skills gap” separating the availability of workers […]

Feb 27, 2012

St. John Fisher partners with JCC doctorate program

Representatives from Jefferson Community College and St. John Fisher College on Monday signed a memorandum of understanding making St. John Fisher College an official partner institution in Jefferson Community College’s Higher Education Center initiative. St. John Fisher College will offer an education doctorate in executive leadership on Jefferson’s campus in Watertown beginning in May. The [[...]

Sep 26, 2011

Couple continues ‘Making a Difference’ for students

Robert and Priscilla Brown of Rochester are firm believers that education is the key to success. They learned when their sons were in school that not all children have the same opportunities and have spent the last 20 years trying to help city students.

Aug 19, 2011

Legal Currents: The lure of law school and harsh realities

As Nicole Black explains, it’s time for law schools to truly prepare students for the realities of the job market following graduation.

Jan 28, 2011

Sexual Harassment: Papelino v. Albany College of Pharmacy of Union University

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit Sexual Harassment Education Papelino v. Albany College of Pharmacy of Union University 09-4248-cv Appealed from the Northern District of New York Background: This appeal is from an order that dismissed the plaintiffs-appellants’ sexual harassment and retaliation claims under Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 and breach of […]

Mar 12, 2010

Equal pay bill debate focuses on lawyers

At a U.S. Senate hearing on legislation aimed at closing the gender pay gap, lawmakers, federal agents and experts spent much of the time discussing whether the bill would result in a flood of litigation ...

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