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Student Rights & Discipline

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A View from the Federal Appellate Docket: A Snapshot of Cases Impacting Public Schools, Authored By: Francisco Negron, Date Published: 10/30/2008, Page Count: 23, Product#: 270922
A snapshot of the federal school law appellate docket. This article was presented at the 2008 School Law Practice Seminar.
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Across the Border and Into the Classroom: Legal Issues Affecting the Education of Immigrant Students and English Language Learners, Authored By: John W. Borkowski and Maree Sneed, Date Published: 10/30/2008, Page Count: 21, Product#: 270926
As a result of the explosive growth both in the Nation’s immigrant population as a whole and particularly in the number of students speaking languages other than English as their first language, school districts increasingly will face educational, political and legal challenges related to immigrant students in their schools and to the needs of English language learners (“ELL”) whether or not they are immigrants. This article was presented at the 2008 School Law Practice Seminar.
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Balancing School Safety and Student Free Speech, Authored By: Bracken, Andrew J., Date Published: 10/1/2003, Page Count: 31, Product#: 38297
Some speech is outside the protection of the 1st Amend. This article is a treatise on: true threats; analysis based on perspective of speaker;analysis based on the perspecitive of the audience; other analysis; Tinker & pure speech; Bethel & "school-tolerated" speech; Hazelwood & "school sponosred" speech; elementary students; speech codes; and, uniforms & dress codes.
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Blogging for Columbine: Student Online Activities and the Law, Authored By: Thomas Hutton, Date Published: 3/1/2008, Page Count: 27, Product#: 268813
After briefly reviewing the basic law as to student expression and off-campus conduct, this paper touches on some of the popular forms of student online expression; highlights some of the policy concerns, legal issues, and court decisions arising from student online activities that are relevant to schools; raises some countervailing considerations for education policy-makers; and concludes with some practical suggestions and considerations for school officials and attorneys. A list of additional resources is appended.
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Brief Overview of the Investigation of Atlanta Public Schools, Authored By: Robert Wilson, Date Published: 4/19/2012, Page Count: 15, Product#: 282622
This article discusses the investigation of cheating that occurred in 2009 on state standardized tests administered to students in the Atlanta Public Schools. The author also offers insights on why the cheating occurred and some lessons learned from the incident.
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Bullying, Harassment, Hazing and Mascots: Protecting Students and Reducing District Liability, Authored By: Swem, Lisa and Davis, Raymond, Date Published: 5/1/2007, Page Count: 8, Product#: 40699
A slide presentation on bullying, unlawful harassment, First Amendment speech rights, hazing, and mascots, including pertinent legal cases.
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Can the “Heckler's Veto” Trump Tinker-Protected Student Speech?, Authored By: Katz, Heidi A., Date Published: 7/19/2007, Page Count: 20, Product#: 41117
With public opinion polls showing decreased support for the war in Iraq, students may again begin sporting black armbands in school, a la Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District.1 This type of expressive activity could be disruptive – not necessarily because of the actions of the student protesters, but due to the reaction their sentiments may provoke.
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Cases Pertinent to Student Speech on T-shirts and Other Items of Apparel, Authored By: Allison Schafer, Date Published: 10/15/2011, Page Count: 19, Product#: 281023
The law that determines what can and cannot be banned in sudent speech as displayed on clothing.
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Cheating/Improper Assistance on Tests: The New York State Experience, Authored By: Benjamin Ferrara, Date Published: 4/19/2012, Page Count: 17, Product#: 282623
In New York, prior to statewide efforts to address the security problems associated with high stakes testing, issues of teacher-assisted cheating on these examinations were addressed as matters of individual discipline. This article examines these cases and the legal standards used to hold teachers and administrators responsible for this misconduct.
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Civil Rights and Student Discipline: Practical Steps to Prepare for and Defend State and Federal Discrimination Claims, Authored By: Chinni, Christine, Date Published: 1/25/2007, Page Count: 22, Product#: 39986
Discusses students and their advocates' efforts to constrain school officials’ ability to discipline students by claiming discrimination against identified groups of students and the nature of the evidence cited by students in support of these claims.
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