Discipline or Discrimination? How Institutions of Higher Education Should Navigate Disciplining Students with Known or Reported Mental Disabilities | Venable LLP

Jennifer E. Engen

Colleges and universities are grappling with the proliferation of mental health issues among their student populations in the wake of COVID-19 as they deal with the effects of burnout, limited support resources, and social isolation. However, recent surveys have shown that an overwhelming number of students were already suffering before […]

Students and Staff COVID Testing

Jennifer E. Engen

Summary: Students and staff can take a COVID test at home and at their school. Seattle Public Schools COVID Testing Return to School After Spring Break COVID Testing We strongly encourage testing before returning to school on Monday, April 18, to help ensure a healthy and safe return to in-person […]

Despite COVID-19 challenges, WVU students find motivation, inspiration for their future nursing careers | WVU Today

Jennifer E. Engen

WVU School of Nursing students are finding inspiration in their mentors, even as those mentors continue to experience the demands of the COVID-19 pandemic. (WVU Photo) Students at West Virginia University are finding motivation and inspiration for their future careers as nurses, despite the physical and emotional exhaustion the COVID-19 […]

Fewer than half of K-12 PE teachers use high-quality instruction with disabled students, study finds

Jennifer E. Engen

CORVALLIS, Ore. — Fewer than half of K-12 physical educators teaching students with disabilities report using high-quality instruction practices, such as modified instructions or equipment, to fully accommodate those students, a recent study from Oregon State University shows. The majority of teachers surveyed were considered highly qualified, with 75% holding […]