Tag: education

Know Your Rights

DOE Resolution Requires Newark School District to Implement Robust Measures to Comply with Title IX

October 5, 2023

Via: LexBlog

The U.S. Department of Education (the “DOE”) recently concluded that the Newark, New Jersey public school district violated Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 (“Title IX”) by failing to implement proper policies and respond to reports of student-to-student […]

Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

IRS Publication 970: Tax Benefits for Education Definition

September 20, 2022

Via: Investopedia

IRS Publication 970 is a document published by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) that provides information on tax benefits available to students and families saving or paying for college. It explains the tax treatment for the most common forms of […]

Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

How New Tax Changes Promote 529 Investments

October 25, 2021

Via: Investopedia

529 Plans Can Now Be Used for K–12 Education The 2017 Tax Cuts and Jobs Act (TCJA) brought several changes to 529 savings plans, the most common type of 529. (The other main type, prepaid tuition plans, is offered by […]

Business Law & Regulations, Employment & Labor

US Federal Labor Viewpoints – Week of May 10, 2021

May 19, 2021

Via: National Law Review

This is a weekly post spotlighting labor topics in focus by the US legislative and executive branches during the previous week. In this issue, we cover: Biden Administration Labor Leadership Updates U.S. Economy Update Fourteen Republican States Curb Federal Pandemic-Related […]

Business Law & Regulations, Finance

Biden to Propose $1.8 Trillion Families Plan, Tax Increases

April 28, 2021

Via: The Wall Street Journal

President Biden plans to lay out a $1.8 trillion proposal that includes new spending on child care, education and paid leave and extensions of some tax breaks, using a prime-time address Wednesday to pitch a package he says will benefit […]

Know Your Rights

Afternoon Briefs: These law schools are best for BigLaw placement; paralegal claims quarantine led to firing

March 19, 2021

Via: ABA Journal

Go-to law schools are named Columbia Law School is once again in the top spot on’s list of go-to law schools. The list ranks law schools that send the highest percentage of new grads to the largest 100 law […]

Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

As some law grads prepare for an online bar exam, academic support experts offer advice

June 16, 2020

Via: ABA Journal

Most states planning remote bar exams because of the novel coronavirus pandemic have cut the dreaded multiple-choice multistate bar exam portion of the test. But that doesn’t mean that the test will be easier to pass, according to some academic […]

Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Federal appeals court allows challenge to Mississippi education system

April 3, 2020

Via: Jurist

A three-judge panel for the US Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit ruled Thursday that the state of Mississippi may stand trial for violating the Mississippi Readmission Act, which calls for “a uniform system of free public schools.” The […]

Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Federal court denies rights group’s lawsuit over Department of Education’s Title IX enforcement changes

November 4, 2019

Via: Jurist

A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit seeking injunctive relief on Friday filed by SurvJustice and other rights groups against US Secretary of Education Betsey DeVos and the department’s policy regarding Title IX enforcement. The department of Education released a new […]

Tax Code, Regulations and Guidance

Hawaii Supreme Court rules state must provide Hawaiian language immersion options

August 16, 2019

Via: Jurist

The State Supreme Court of Hawaii held on Tuesday that a constitutional provision regarding Hawaiian education was intended to revive the Hawaiian language (‘ōlelo Hawai‘i) using reasonably accessible immersion education. In making this decision, the court acknowledge the substantial role […]