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Laws and rights associated with schools, teachers, students, and the provision of and payment for educational services.

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My college changed my major without my consent, can I sue them?

I am a college student at a new University located in Mauritius. Before I applied, I checked on their website the list of major offered. I saw: "Electrical Engineering" which was one of the main ...
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Can I appeal the denial of NY Senator McGee's scholarship after being awarded?

I take online courses for a masters in nursing education with Aspen University. The university is headquartered in NY and is accredited by a regional accrediting agency of the US Dept of Ed. I live in ...
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When two promissory notes represent the same debt, which one is legally valid?

An application was completed for a FFEL guaranteed student loan consolidation including a signature on the bottom, promissory note section. The guarantee company insisted a second, computer generated ...
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What does this lingo mean?

What does the following mean? It is suggested text, given by one acquaintance to another, to include in a Motion to Include Additional Pages in the closing argument for a special education impartial ...
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Using a company's logo for a simulated experience in a classroom

As a teacher I often like to ask my students to complete projects that require them to role play an employee at a well-known company. For example, I've taught a class on gentrification before, and I ...
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Are schools required to disclose accurate results of random drug searches?

I go to a school which has a serious problem with underage vape usage. The police sometimes conducts random drug searches, and after every search, parents are informed via email. Each email has ...
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Can you record a public school official with or without their consent?

Some states such as Massachusetts have 2 party consent laws which restrict secret recordings by only one party, therefore, you have to ask public school officials if they consent to being recorded. ...
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Is it legal to force a atheist student to read a prayer in a Church of England UK academy?

At my school, which is a Church of England academy, instead of assemblies, we do "Collective Worship" (although everyone still calls them assemblies). With whole-school assemblies, each class takes ...
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Working in high school while concurrently enrolled

I'm a homeschooled high-school sophomore, concurrently enrolled at a local community college taking advanced math classes. My Calculus instructor asked me to take a job as a supplemental instruction ...
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Redacted emails from public records request

Recently I did a Massachusetts Public Records request on a public school district for an employees email to and from a domain (ex: all emails from example.com and to example.com). For convenience, I ...
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What are the 5th Amendment Rights of Minor Students with respect to School Resource Officers?

I am wondering how to teach my children what Professor James Duane of Regent University advises: Don't Talk to the Police. Then I considered that in reaction to school shootings, my local school ...
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How do users / members have to be notified of a change in terms and conditions?

However, I'm wondering what sort of due process a company has to go through before they assume that I've read an email regarding a change to their terms and conditions. it. For example, a bank will ...
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Is there a UK equivalent to the USA's FERPA?

The Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) describes rights students have to their private records in the United States. Is there an equivalent for students in the United Kingdom?
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Can a student send a personal email on school campus without scrutiny by administration?

Is the following scenario legal Let's say that there is a student A, who sends student B in a personal email but on school campus and on school wifi. Student A's email includes derogatory description ...
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FERPA clarifications

I'm a high school student attending a public school. I was wondering for clarification on FERPA exceptions. My school stated that they had a "memorandum of understanding" with the school resource ...
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What level of knowledge about Law should every person have? And how to get that knowledge (either free or paid)?

As we go through the education system, we all learn a little bit of literature, history, biology, chemistry, physics, and mathematics. In my experience, I have not come across any education about law,...
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Could a high school teacher require their students to register to vote in New York?

Suppose that I'm a social studies teacher in a high school in New York state. Odds are good that I'm teaching high school seniors about American history and politics. I want my students to get ...
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Is it permitted to work as a freelancer on Upwork while studying in Germany?

Next April I am going to start a master program in Germany living on a student visa. Currently I am working as a freelancer on Upwork. I know that in Germany it is not permitted for people on student ...
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Are American “no promo homo” laws enforced?

Seven US states have laws that limit the discussion of homosexuality in public schools. Two other states previously had such laws. How frequently, if at all, are these laws enforced or have ...
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Can you download data from satellites which are no longer in use? [closed]

I thought about doing a small educational project to test my skills in communication systems engineering and I saw plenty of videos from people accessing and downloading data from satellites which are ...
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Do schools have a choice in punishing students who participate in a coordinated protest walkout?

There is going to be a National School Walkout on March 14 and several other days in the United States. Can schools legally allowed to punish or discipline to an extent different from what is defined ...
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Is it legal to launch a phishing attack for educational purposes?

Currently I'm doing a internet security-related research for education. We've planned to make a public free WiFi and make a phishing website to phish login credential. We've use Facebook as our first ...
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Can I wear clothing with obvious profanity to a public school or council meeting?

I was trespassed for a year and criminally charged (with the case dismissed on constitutional grounds) because I was pushing the district to put in floor level exit signs for kids with autism in case ...
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Can I carry a knife at school?

I have a knife with a blade under 3.5 inches, it does however look 'scary', as the blade has a curve to it and the handle has a dragon on it. As far as I can tell though, in Colorado a knife can be ...
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Is it legal to walk out of school, unexcused in Colorado

There are several school walkouts coming up in Colorado and nationwide that I plan to participate in, most likely without my parent's permission/knowledge. I am 16. Is this legal?
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What jurisdiction is responsible for firearms regulation in United States education institutions?

Which legislation level and body governs the ability of students and teachers to carry firearms on a campus? Where does this body derive said authority? Is it at the city, state, or federal level or ...
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What are the laws in Virginia regarding peaceful protests & walkouts by students on school property?

I know California's Laws regarding this, but I'm having trouble finding Virginia Law regarding it: Can students have a peaceful protest and walkouts on school property? How much can school limit ...
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Is it legal to change the curriculum of an university degree?

Is it legal to change the curriculum of an university degree? I mean, suppose you are studying mathematics at the university, and, to obtain your degree, you have to pass 240 ECTS, suppose as well ...
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Is profanity a form of protected speech on college campuses?

I am currently attending college in Oklahoma and have run into a confusing policy. We have been warned that anyone living on campus who uses profanity in the dormitory lobby will be written up for a ...
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Does SB-201 make all California graduate students employees, and thus covered under state labor code?

I read that the recent Senate Bill 201 essentially allows grad students to unionize. The bill states that graduate student researchers (GSR) are employees. Public schools are specifically mentioned. ...
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Are universities legally allowed to adjust, or deny private loans?

I'm curious about my rights to my own private loan. (Co-signed by my brother) After getting my tuition and fees, I took out a loan to cover the remaining costs after aid. I do live with my parents - ...
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How can I get past a ban on energy drinks at my school?

Whenever I enter my school I'm forbidden to drink energy drinks. I asked them why and they listed lots of reasons why I wasn't allowed. I asked "why is smoking not forbidden but something so simple ...
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Can schools in Australia fail VCE students for missing class?

My high school has an attendance policy in place where you are allowed to miss 6 periods of class with a medical certificate and six without. They claim that after you miss these combined 12 periods ...
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Is This A Legal Abuse of Teaching Power?

From this question on Academia Stack Exchange, a professor is requiring students to submit support for a law as an assignment. It's possible that the question misrepresents this, in that this is a ...
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Taking my child's school to court

I am a special educator with a child who is in her second ear of preschool right now. She has a language delay and struggles socially (due in large part to the language delay.) She is doing extremely ...
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Can someone legally withhold showing their arms to a school counselor?

Here's a scenario I've always been curious about. Suppose that a 15-year-old high school student in Oregon, USA, is called into the counselor's office because he was reported for having scars on his ...
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California's Leonard Law - to what extent does it apply at religious schools

Here's the full reference in the California legal code. The main section: (a) A school district operating one or more high schools, a charter school, or a private secondary school shall not make ...
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Do public schools have the authority to fine parents money for being late?

My friend has a child in elementary school, and he goes to a public school. Apparently, at the end of the school day, if the parents are late picking up their kids, the school charges them $10/minute ...
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Does a school syllabus trump state law?

In my state (GA), there is a one party consent to recording a conversation, does having in the syllabus that recording without permission trump this? Would the school have any barrings against me if I ...
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Is it legal to swear at school?

First, is it legal to use profane language in school (specifically a high school in California, United States)? Also, what is the maximum punishment allowed for a student using profanity (assume the ...
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Can a school be sued for getting rid of spring break? (Is scheduling classes on Passover or other religious holidays discrimination?)

In most schools in the US, there's a "spring break" or "spring recess" that coincides with Passover. It is my understanding that under Jewish law, Jews can't attend classes during Passover or certain ...
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How can same-sex searching not violate the Equality Act

In the UK, under this guidance: https://www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/554415/searching_screening_confiscation_advice_Sept_2016.pdf in case a pupil is being searched,...
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Using Copyrighted Material in Class Lectures or Projects

What kind of permission or citation is required to reference copyrighted material in a course lecture? (e.g. movie scenes and characters) What limits are there on course projects that relate to such ...
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What does “carte” mean in this context?

Neither position carried the day. On the one hand, this Court rejected the view that the IDEA gives “courts carte various judgments indicate should be imposed.” Rowley, 458 U. S., at 190, n. 11. ...
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What happens if a child is not in education by the age of 18 in England?

I am asking specifically about England, UK. I found this page which says You can leave school on the last Friday in June if you’ll be 16 by the end of the summer holidays. You must then do ...
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Is this a Title IX violation and if so, to whom can I complain to?

I reported a sexual assault to a public college that I was a student of and the perpetrator was also a student of. The Title IX coordinator only met with me once, did not call any of the witnesses I ...
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Is this a legitimate Title IX investigation or is this an abuse of power but the Title IX coordinator?

I used to be a student at a certain NYC public college, I graduated and after graduation I still had access to the school because I was a "research assistant" however I never was paid nor did I ever ...
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In a Title IX investigation, does the Coordinator have an obligation to email me questions regarding the investigation?

I have hired a lawyer because my exboyfriend said I'm stalking him after I filed a sexual assault case against him. My sexual assault case was closed, but the Title IX coordinator is asking me about ...
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Can schools legally withhold transcripts of a student that violates the honor code?

I just think of this problem because I finished some independent study course in BYU and I am a coffee-addict (I am not Mormon for sure). By common sense it shouldn't happen while I know that not ...
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Changing California residency status for school

I moved to California a little under a year ago after falling in love with the state, and don't see myself ever moving back to my native New York. I work as a software engineer, and I'm also a full-...