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Federal Court Requires Notice to Parents for Opportunity to Object to the Release of Student Data

On August 22, 2014, the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio, Eastern Division, issued a “Notice to Parents and/or Guardians from Federal Court Regarding Release of Educational Information Held by the Ohio Department of Education.”  The purpose of the notice is to inform parents that private student information will be released [...]

Best Lawyers in America© Names David Kane Smith 2014 Cleveland Education Law “Lawyer of the Year”

Britton Smith Peters & Kalail Co., L.P.A. is pleased to announce that David Kane Smith, senior of counsel, has been named the Best Lawyers® 2014 Cleveland Education Law “Lawyer of the Year.” David serves as lead counsel to many of the firm’s school district clients and is coordinator of the firm’s litigation section.  He practices [...]

HB 597 Introduced to Do Away with Common Core

On July 28, 2014, Ohio House Bill 597 was introduced to repeal and replace the Common Core Initiative academic standards and related assessment system.  The stated purpose of the H.B. 597 is to repeal or rescind the adoption of the Common Core Initiative academic standards as the state’s primary and secondary academic content standards in [...]