Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC: OCR Releases Resource on School Re-openings and Student Rights

The APCU’s newest Strategic Partner, Steptoe & Johnson, PLLC, has just posted an alert about the availability of an extended Q&A from the U.S. Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”). The Q&A emphasizes that students with disabilities must continue to receive appropriate accommodations even within virtual settings. Further, even as the pandemic necessitates the continued use of novel teaching environments, the responsibility of institutions to investigate, resolve and ameliorate instances of harassment and discrimination is not diminished, through some alteration of process may be permitted.