Children on the autism spectrum need classroom champions
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by monte.olmsted@thomsonreuters.com
2w ago
While investigating schools, you and your spouse are on a mission to find one that would be the best fit for your autistic child. A triangulation involving the school’s facilities, educational programs and teachers must align. Each school relies on different approaches toward exceptional student education (ESE). And, along the way, you will discover that some school districts have poor track records in educating autistic children. Some programs may be distressingly out-of-date, while some teachers lack insufficient training. Case of an inexperienced teacher Consider the current trial of a UK t ..read more
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Preventing school bullying in Florida in simple steps
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by lauren.king@thomsonreuters.com
3M ago
Bullying has become a pressing issue in schools across the United States. Students who are bullied tend to suffer academically, socially and emotionally. In some cases, bullying has led to tragic consequences, including suicide. The good news is that there are steps that you can take to prevent bullying in your school. Encourage students to report bullying behavior Usually, students who are being bullied are hesitant to tell adults about what is happening for fear of retaliation from the bully or because they feel ashamed. It is important to let your students know that you take bullying seriou ..read more
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Will Florida teacher be prosecuted for critical race theory?
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by jerricraventextbroker
6M ago
The Florida Department of Education recently advised textbook publishers to avoid including critical race theory (CRT) and other social justice issues that the state deems inconsistent with its beliefs. As the guidance extends to all types of textbooks, including those for math, science and other subjects not related to social studies, the move begs the question of whether teachers may be prosecuted for even mentioning CRT in their classrooms. Scores of impermissible books Flordia has already received copious amounts of attention for rejecting cores of books that it says are impermissible acco ..read more
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Virtual schooling in Florida
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by jerricraventextbroker
9M ago
Citing the increased costs of Florida’s online education program, Florida State Rep. Randy Fine has called for an overhaul. As the chairman of the House PreK-12 Appropriations subcommittee, he introduced HB5101 to revamp and improve Florida’s virtual education program. Despite strong opposition by some educators, HB5101 passed. Solving one problem and creating another School districts in Florida must provide, by law, options in virtual education for students. Due to the dearth of teachers, many school districts have outsourced the online instruction of their courses to Florida Virtual School ..read more
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What are parents’ rights in Florida public schools?
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by jerricraventextbroker
11M ago
Public education gives you and your family certain rights that school districts must follow. However, some parents may become confused about what rights their child has as a public school student in Florida. Here is what you can expect when your children attend a public school district. Public school rights can differ from private school policies Education law allows private schools to set their own policies regarding what is taught in their classrooms along with other policies. For example, private schools may teach creationism while public schools cannot. While private and parochial schools ..read more
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Are you filing a school grievance because you have been wrongfully accused?
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by Monica Pou
1y ago
Are you filing a school grievance because you have been wrongfully accused? It’s your school law guru here again! Today we will be discussing grievances. Typically, grievances are filed when an employee has suffered or been accused of some disciplinary action unjustly. If you, or someone you know, find themselves in this type of situation, seek legal help! While a grievance may not seem like something too severe, I am here to say it is. A grievance can be what defines your reputation and standing in work for the rest of your career. Let’s look at an example. You have been accused of discrimina ..read more
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Sororities and fraternities
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by admin
1y ago
Contact us [contact-form-7] Hi, it’s your school law Guru again! Today’s topic will address sororities and fraternities when they’re facing administrative civil or criminal accusations in a university or college setting. It is not uncommon for fraternities or sororities having issues involving alcohol or drugs giving rise to an accusation being made against them by the administration. It is known that too much alcohol can be lethal to a person. When sororities and fraternities begin to use or distribute alcohol, they run the risk of harming students via overconsumption of alcohol and under ..read more
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Accused or a victim of bullying in a school?
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by admin
1y ago
Contact us [contact-form-7] Hello again from your school and education law Guru. Bullying or the accusation of bullying is a serious offense. The number of suicide victims due to bullying has increased dramatically in the United States. While both boys and girls have committed suicide due to bullying situations, statistically more girls than boys have done so in recent years. School districts and state legislatures have enacted anti-bullying laws and regulations; however, more often than not these have more bark than bite.  A common situation that victims of bullying face are that the ..read more
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Teachers’ Rights In A School Setting
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by admin
1y ago
Contact us [contact-form-7] Teachers and school employees have rights in the state of Florida. For example, if you are a teacher, or school employee, who has been battered or struck by a student, many believe that it is just a misdemeanor or minor criminal penalty, however, in the state of Florida if a teacher gets battered by a student that will elevate the offense to a felony. It is very important to understand that as a teacher you do have rights and those rights do not leave you by being in a schoolhouse or a classroom. You still have the same rights as you would have if you were outsi ..read more
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Parents’ rights: school investigations
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by admin
1y ago
Contact us [contact-form-7] School law guru here again! Today’s topic is going to be on parents’ rights in a school investigation. Parents do, in fact, have rights in a school investigation – specifically and most importantly when it impacts students who are minors (under the age of 18). It is very important that parents look at the following areas because these will impact almost every one of these scenarios:   First, parents should refer to the school board website or the school’s catalog to see what rights you have under various situations. More often than not, parents do not do t ..read more
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