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American Public Education Law Primer - David C. Bloomfield
Call Number: KF4119.85 .B56 2012
ISBN: 1433109743
Publication Date: 2012
This readable introduction to American public education law is designed to assist practicing educators, college and graduate students, parents, and the public in better understanding and acting on everyday legal issues such as student and teacher expression, privacy, church/state separation, discipline, curriculum, legislating and lobbying, parent engagement, discrimination, special education, No Child Left Behind, and more. Unique features include practical situations, the "Facts and Find" approach to legal research, glossary, and the "Cascade" approach to understanding the American legal system.

School Bullying: How Long is the Arm of the Law? - James C. Hanks
Call Number: KF4159 .H36 2012
ISBN: 1614386277
Publication Date: 2012
Antibullying is a cause embraced at every level of society, from the grass roots to the federal government. Yet despite well-published efforts to tackle it, bullying persists. The consequences for students and for the educational community are always painful, and sometime tragic. The law has responded to the problem of bullying at the state and local level, through the adoption of statutes and state or local policies. This guide reviews state statutes and case law concerning bullying, explores the constitutional issues that arise from the application of antibullying regulations, examines federal guidance on harassment, and offers suggestions for a systematic approach to bullying.


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Law of Schools, Students and Teachers in a Nutshell - Kern Alexander; M. David Alexander
Call Number: KF4119.3 .A43 2009 (Reserve)
ISBN: 0314195394
Publication Date: 2009
This text captures the key points of the precedents governing student rights and responsibilities relating to attendance, speech, expression, religion, discipline, grades, tests, drugs, search and seizure and the range of procedural due process interests. The book further addresses the range of constitutional rights and protections for teachers as well as employment terms and conditions, including contracts, tenure and potential liabilities.

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The Legal World of the School Principal - M. Scott Norton
Call Number: KF4133 .N67 2016
ISBN: 1475823479
Publication Date: 2016
The focus of The Legal World of the School Principal is to emphasize the legal responsibilities of the school principal. This book will help principals be knowledgeable of the court cases and federal and state laws that affect their daily work. Research studies have revealed that a large majority of school principals spends over twenty percent of their time on matters that involve legal contentions. In addition, principals report they were not well prepared to meet the legal challenges facing them in their leadership roles. Landmark court cases relating to education are discussed as well as the federal and state court systems commonly found in the United States.

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LC Subject Headings

  • Academic Freedom
  • Bullying in Schools
  • Church Schools Law and Legislation
  • Early Childhood Education Law and Legislation
  • Education
  • Educational Law and Legislation
  • Handicapped Children Education Law and Legislation
  • Harassment in Schools
  • Private Schools
  • Right to Education
  • School Attendance Law and Legislation
  • School Discipline
  • School Sports
  • Segregation in Education Law and Legislation
  • Special Education Law and Legislation
  • Student Activities Law and Legislation
  • Students Legal Status
  • Teachers Legal Status
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