Education Law

Both the state and federal government make and enforce education laws. Now more than ever, the United States Supreme Court has been weighing in on education-specific cases. Whether weighing the importance of who should be liable in student attacks or debating the merits and constitutionality of drug testing students in school, education lawyers need to be on top of emerging legal developments. FindLaw's archive will help facilitate your research and provide you with the guidance you need whether you represent a school, student, parent, union or individual teacher. Click on the Education Law articles below, which focus on the unique and challenging aspects of school-based laws.
Education Law Articles
    • Department of Education Guide on the Supreme Court's Decision in Agostini v. Felton
      On June 23, 1997, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in holding that supplementary instructional services under Part A of Title I of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (Title I) may be provided in religiously-affiliated private ...

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    • References and the Defamation Trap
      Employers who are asked to give a reference for a former, or soon to be former, employee generally follow one of five policies: (1) the "tell all" policy, in which the employer openly discusses all issues pertaining to the employee, good and bad ...

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    • Public Schools Newsletter - A Newsletter for Education Management
      permit students to deliver prayers at graduation ceremony. racial quotas in schools are still necessary remains open . no property or liberty interest in promotions not yet received. disrupts workplace may be proper basis for termination of public ...

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    • Outstanding Professors and Researchers
      Some employers can bypass the labor certification process and file an I-140 petition directly with the INS under a highly favorable category for outstanding professors and researchers (first preference, priority worker). A petition for an ...

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    • Provider-Based Entities
      The Health Care Financing Administration ("HCFA") recently clarified its policy regarding provider-based designations. The policy sets forth standards by which multiple provider facilities will be designated as one facility for Medicare accounting ...

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    • Liability For Student Attacks: The Brum v. Town Of Dartmouth Decision
      On April 12, 1993, Jason Robinson was killed by a single stab wound to the abdomen while attending a social studies class at Dartmouth High School. He was 16 years old at the time. His assailants were three youths also 15 or 16 years of age. Two of ...

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    • Education Flexibility Fact Sheet
      The Education Flexibility (Ed-Flex) Partnership Demonstration Program was established by the Goals 2000: Educate America Act. In exchange for increased accountability for results, Ed-Flex provides greater State and local flexibility in using Federal ...

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    • Michigan Freedom of Information Questions
      QUESTION 25. - FOIAMAY A PUBLIC BODY CHARGE ME IF I REQUEST TO REVIEW A PUBLIC DOCUMENT BUT DO NOT REQUEST A COPY? In Attorney General Opinion 5500 rendered in 1978, the attorney general interpreted Section 4(1) as calling for fees only where ...

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    • Third Circuit Strongly Affirms School Board Decision on Student Drug Testing
      The right of school officials to test students for illegal drug and alcohol use is a hotly debated topic. Constitutional issues of privacy lie at the center of the debate: whether students can be forced to submit to medical examinations and specimen ...

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    • Playground Safety
      Each year, thousands of students across the country are critically injured on school playgrounds. While some of these injuries occur as the result of unavoidable accidents, school districts can take certain steps to reduce the risk of injury to ...

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