Law Against 'Disorderly Conduct' in Schools Led to Unfair

Law Against ‘Disorderly Conduct’ in Schools Led to Unfair Student Arrests, Judge Rules. A federal judge sided with South Carolina students who argued that broadly written state laws against

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Critical Race Theory Law Runs Into Legal Trouble in Arizona

(6 days ago) The law has caused widespread confusion among superintendents and teachers alike. “I think there were a bunch of people that were ready to start filing complaints against districts,” Kotterman

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Full Text of the Texas Law Restricting Classroom Talk on

(8 days ago) Below is the full text of House Bill 3979, the Texas law passed in May 2021 that restricts how teachers discuss controversial issues, bans them from saying that slavery constitutes the true

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Oberti and the Law

(5 days ago) Oberti and the Law. The word “inclusion” is not found anywhere in federal special-education law. “Least restrictive environment” is the magic phrase used in the Individuals with

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How 'Vaccine Discrimination' Laws Make It Harder for

(2 days ago) Montana’s law still allows schools to require vaccines for other childhood illnesses, such as measles, but unlike in most states, the Treasure State’s standard schedule of vaccinations is set

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'English-Only' Laws in Education on Verge of Extinction

(2 days ago) The law has restricted teachers of English-learners, as well as students. Patricia Sandoval-Taylor, the director of the language acquisition department in …

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Rule Interprets Law on Boy Scouts’ Access to Schools

(8 days ago) The relevant provision of the 4-year-old No Child Left Behind law is called the Boy Scouts of America Equal Access Act. It also grants the same access rights to affiliates of other congressionally

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Federal Court Strikes Down Gun-Free School Zones Law

(4 days ago) The court’s ruling was the first at the federal appellate level on the validity of the law, which a coalition of education and gun-control groups has defended as an important federal tool to

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Four Things Schools Won't Be Able to Do Under 'Critical

(7 days ago) The Texas law, for example, makes it illegal for teachers to “be required to engage in training, orientation, or therapy that presents any form of race or …

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Languages, Law, and San Francisco

(2 days ago) Languages, Law, and San Francisco. On Jan. 21, 1974, the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a ruling in the case of Lau v. Nichols that set in motion far …

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Are Teacher Strikes Illegal

(2 days ago) In legal briefs filed with the U.S. Supreme Court in the labor law case Janus v.American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees, Council 31, in which a ruling is pending, the

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Why We Should Teach Legal-Reasoning Skills to Students

(1 days ago) Law is seen as a discipline in which either you are an expert because you went to law school or completely ignorant because you didn’t. Of course, …

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U.S. Backs Idaho Law Limiting Sports Participation by

(3 days ago) The Trump administration has filed court papers supporting an Idaho law that bars transgender females from participating on girls’ or women’s …

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Can Districts Legally Mandate Student Vaccines

(4 days ago) Reiss, the law professor who studies immunizations, said that attempts to second-guess the science in legal cases tend to fail in the courts. But some of the other legal arguments are less clear

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Rural States Concerned About Federal Law

(2 days ago) Gov. Judy Martz of Montana, a Republican, and Gov. Bill Richardson of New Mexico, a Democrat, wrote in a joint letter dated Oct. 6 that their states need more flexibility under the law

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Critical Race Theory Law Violates Teachers' Free Speech

(8 days ago) “The [law’s] vague, overbroad, and viewpoint discriminatory provisions leave Oklahoma educators with an impossible—and unconstitutional—choice: avoid topics related to race or sex in class

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Supreme Court to Hear Case on Abuse Reporting

(2 days ago) The Ohio Supreme Court affirmed the appeals court, ruling last year that the two Head Start teachers were agents of law enforcement because Ohio law imposes a …

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Appeals Court Weighs Idaho Law Barring Transgender Female

(1 days ago) A federal appeals court panel heard arguments Monday in a case about Idaho’s law barring transgender females from girls’ and women’s school sports. The case is a major skirmish in a

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Florida Attorney General Joins Mask Mandate Legal Fight as

(1 days ago) The law says the state is not allowed to “infringe on the fundamental rights of a parent” to direct the upbringing, education, health care, and mental health of a child “without

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Judge Blocks Idaho Law Limiting Sports Participation by

(6 days ago) The law is being defended by state officials with the support of President Donald Trump’s administration, which filed a friend-of-the-court brief in the Idaho case in June. The administration

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The School Law Blog

(8 days ago) The School Law Blog offered expert insights and analysis on legal issues in education, including school-related cases in the U.S. Supreme Court and in lower courts. This blog is no longer being

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High Court Affirms Rejection of Miss. Prayer Law

(4 days ago) The law authorizes “nonsectarian, nonproselytizing student-initiated voluntary prayer” during school events. It was challenged by David Ingebretsen, the executive director of …

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New AFT Leader Vows to Bring Down NCLB Law

(9 days ago) The bipartisan law, signed by President Bush in 2002, is unpopular with many teachers. “What we need,” Ms. Weingarten said, “is a new vision of schools for the 21st century, a vision that

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To Quarantine or Not

(1 days ago) That law is now being challenged in courts. Ross D. Franklin/AP States California Is Mandating COVID Vaccines for Kids. Will Other States Follow? …

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How Will Bans on 'Divisive' Classroom Topics Be Enforced

(3 days ago) Arizona’s law says that for every violation, the county court can penalize the school district for a maximum of $5,000. Tennessee’s law requires the commissioner to withhold state funds “in

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Indiana Legislature Passes Charter School Law

(2 days ago) The Senate voted 34-12 on April 19 to pass a bill authorizing the creation of charter schools in the Hoosier State. If the measure is signed into law

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The Supreme Court Justices Are All Ivy Law Grads, But What

(2 days ago) Breyer has a personal connection to school law: His father, Irving Breyer, served as legal counsel for the San Francisco board of education for 40 years, retiring well before the cases were filed.

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Mask Mandate Lawsuits Reflect Bigger Battle: Do States or

(5 days ago) “This is a battle about what scholars call micro-federalism,” said Scott R. Bauries, a law professor and education law expert at the University of Kentucky.

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Sexting, Teacher Negligence, and the Law

(2 days ago) Negligence remains one of the primary causes of legal action when school personnel find themselves named in a lawsuit. By definition, negligence is an injury caused to another person by the

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Four States Now Require Schools to Teach LGBT History

(2 days ago) The law mandates that history classes in public schools “include a study of the roles and contributions of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people in the history of this country and this

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'I Just Want to Play.' Judge Halts W. Va. Law Barring

(1 days ago) The law was challenged by Becky Pepper-Jackson, who was assigned male at birth but identified as a girl by 3rd grade, as well as by her mother, Heather Jackson. Pepper-Jackson hopes to …

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Families Sue Rhode Island's Governor to Overturn His

(8 days ago) In this Feb. 15, 2018, file photo, law enforcement officers block off the entrance to Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., following a deadly shooting at the school.

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Kentucky Ends All Statewide Mask Mandates After Governor's

(2 days ago) That law is now being challenged in courts. Ross D. Franklin/AP States California Is Mandating COVID Vaccines for Kids. Will Other States Follow? …

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California Is Mandating COVID Vaccines for Kids. Will

(9 days ago) So, unless the state’s legislature votes to include COVID-19 in the state vaccine law, families will be able to bypass the rule for broad ideological reasons.

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N.C. Law Restricts Transgender Student Restroom Access

(Just Now) North Carolina’s law takes its schools into uncharted territory. Although other states have introduced bills that would limit facilities access in schools, North Carolina’s is the first that

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The Commerce Clause and the Gun-Free School Zones Act

(4 days ago) The Commerce Clause and the Gun-Free School Zones Act. Sen. Dianne Feinstein this afternoon asked Sonia Sotomayor about cases in which the Supreme Court has struck down laws because Congress

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How Vaccine Loopholes Could Weaken COVID Shot Mandates for

(Just Now) State lawmakers responded by passing a 2019 law that added new requirements for medical exemptions, including a data base to track how doctors are issuing them. Schools have had similar concerns

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If Critical Race Theory Is Banned, Are Teachers Protected

(7 days ago) The law was pushed for by a Republican state superintendent of public education and was targeted at a Mexican American Studies program in …

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High Court Rejects Students' Right to Sue Under Privacy Law

(9 days ago) In what is seen as a victory for school districts and colleges, the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that the federal law that guarantees the privacy of student records may not be enforced through

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'No-Pass, No-Play' at 5: Texas Statute Still a

(4 days ago) The Texas law captured the nation’s attention during the early years of the reform movement and has spawned imitations in at least nine other states. More recently, it …

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‘Hateful’: White House Blasts Texas’ Pending Restriction

(1 days ago) With Gov. Greg Abbott poised to sign a transgender sports restrictions bill into law, the White House on Tuesday denounced Texas’ “hateful” move to …

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Massachusetts Law Paves the Way for More Bilingual Education

(9 days ago) Massachusetts is the latest domino to fall in a push to repeal English-only immersion education laws. Last November, California voters repealed the state’s English-only instruction law

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Restroom Guidance a Thorny Study in Administrative Law

(1 days ago) The court applied what is known in administrative law as “Auer deference,” based on a 1997 U.S. Supreme Court known as Auer v. Robbins. “Auer requires that an agency’s interpretation of

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ESSA Voices: The Every Student Succeeds Act, Four Years Later

(6 days ago) The law, which replaced the much-criticized No Child Left Behind Act, represented years of negotiations, promising signs that fizzled, and eventual bipartisan agreement. Since then, the story

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More States Are Making the 'Science of Reading' a Policy

(2 days ago) North Carolina’s new law, passed in April, requires teacher training in the “science of reading,” while in Pennsylvania, teacher preparation programs are now mandated to teach “structured

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