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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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Is it legal to lie about race on college applications

This question is talking about the US btw On reddit (reliable source I know), in a life tips thread, someone mentioned that if you're Asian/White, you can put yourself down as white/POC on college ...
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Where can I buy a license to use digital copyrighted music for piano lessons

I am a piano teacher and wish to display copyrighted music on a tablet for the kids to play music from. I will arrange simplified music for them. What sort of license do I need? Where can I buy this? ...
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Student Conduct Office Head is requiring Student to email his Office for everything. Isn't he breaching confidentiality?

Presuppose a student at a university in England. I do not confirm or deny whether it is Durham. I use Durham just as an example. Student has mental illness. The Head of the Student Conduct Office (&...
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What causes of action would legitimate suing an all girls private school in Toronto for $5.5M, and $38M?

On Dec 1 2019, lawyer Andrew Rogerson sued Havergal College for $5.5M. Angela Salvatore was a partner at his law firm, and was representing Rogerson and Rogerson's daughter who attended Havergal. On ...
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Could the federal government mandate state universities to not discriminate against out-of-state students?

I can't see any way to do so through the constitution, but I am consistently surprised by the kinds of laws that the federal government can make, so I'm obviously not well-versed in the possibilities.
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Would reproducing a game for a school class fall within fair use?

For a game development/software engineering course that I am designing (in the public schools), I would like the final course activity to involve creating a game as a whole class over a long period. ...
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Does the IDEA Act require a private school to forward a request for testing to the public school?

My son has been attending a small private school attached to our church. About a year ago, we requested of his teacher/principal that he receive a Dyslexia screening. The teacher agreed to get that ...
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What restrictions is a teacher under when they suspect a student of having ADHD?

TL;DR; I'm trying to validate my son's teacher saying "As a teacher, I can't even say ADHD." Is a teacher really that restricted? Long version: We have been dealing with a teacher who has (...
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Can I enroll my dog in the University of Texas at Arlington?

The University of Texas at Alrington makes the following equal-oppertunity statement: In accordance with federal and state law, the University prohibits unlawful discrimination, including harassment, ...
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Does obscuring personally identifiable and directory information avoid potential FERPA violations?

Say I have a database of students, each with a unique ID, GPA, placement test scores, and some demographic information (nothing personally identifiable). The ID is generated using a one-way ...
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Can (public) schools monetize data collected from students (13+) in the US?

Does CCPA impact whether or not this is allowed? Is it implicitly implied that information can be collected by attending school? Is there different guidance for public (government-managed and ...
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Can you take action against a miserable pass-rate of an exam?

At my university (germany) recently this happend. The first exam had a failure-rate of 58% (265 paticipants), after the bound to pass was lowered. The second exam had a failure-rate of 93% (111 ...
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Could the U.S. establish a national curriculum without repealing 20 U.S.C. § 6692?

On Wikipedia, I've read apparently conflicting statements about how Section 604 of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act—reauthorized as Section 2302 of the Every Student Succeeds Act (20 U.S.C. §...
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When will the National Education Policy 2020 (India) be implemented?

What is the implementation status of National Education Policy 2020 of India? Has the implementation been started? And, does this policy have any implementation differences in various boards like ...
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Is it legal for a student to share a PDF version of textbook with other students that don't own the same one?

In Australia, teachers are permitted to photocopy 10% or one chapter of a textbook, whichever is largest, for educational purposes without permission from the publisher. In the Copyright Act 1986[1], ...
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Where can I find ‘The Common Law: Judicial Impartiality and Judge-Made Law’?

I’m working on the translation of a document, which quotes a substantial part of this text: ‘The Common Law: Judicial Impartiality and Judge-Made Law’ by H. K. Luke. After some research, I realized ...
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Is a Caregiver's Authorization Affidavit under CA law able to replace parental or guardian consent for school athletic participation forms?

Would presenting a Caregiver's Authorization Affidavit under CA law allow the signature of the caregiver to be used in place of a parent or guardian, or would the school take issue with that? Athletic ...
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Does rewording questions make them not copyrighted?

I currently work as a tutor for high school kids - so you can assume that this is commerical. To give them homework, I take questions from textbooks, past exams, and from online. I reword the ...
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is it illegal to falsely use an unrelated act to block/ban things?

My school blocks many random things (like duckduckgo and drifthunters) swearing that they did it because of the Children's Internet Protection Act (CIPA), but that only really says to ban obsene ...
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Are there any legal requirements or regulations for a private university to prohibit sexual relationships between faculty and students?

Hypothetically speaking, could a private university in the USA not prohibit consensual sexual relations between students and faculty because their policy did not include it or the wording in said ...
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Termination from academic program when I was unable to pay the fee and write the exam because i was being Covid +ve [closed]

I'm a student of IIT Dhanbad from India, I was terminated from the academic program because I was unable to pay the fee and write the exam. The payment date was 1-7 April and the exam date was 19-24 ...
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Does the Bar Council of India enroll candidates who passed 10+2 with vocational subjects?

As a vocational student in 10+2 (I.T CBSE), I want to pursue BA LLB. Is there any problems for vocational students, who have passed their 12th, to enroll in Bar council of India? Do I meet the ...
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What are the legal boundaries of a parent's right to direct their children's education in terms of a private school or homeschooling curriculum?

All states in the US have some form of compulsory education law with allowances for private schools and homeschooling for children roughly between the ages of 5 and 17. There are some existing ...
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US: Is there any subject that it is unlawful to teach in schools?

In the US, are there any laws that restrict certain subjects or topics, or parts thereof, from being taught in schools?
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Shared restrooms between students and staff

Is an elementary school that does not have a dedicated restroom for (adult) staff putting itself at an elevated legal risk? In the current situation, with no dedicated restroom for adults, adults ...
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Is it legal for a college to ask for a 12-month financial history?

I'm trying to pull together my in-state residency petition before my fall bill is due after finding out suddenly that my residency was listed as out-of-state while I was on scholarship. The petition ...
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Is it legal to refuse to let a student test out of classes in Michigan?

I am an aspiring mathematics student at a public high school in Midland, Michigan. I have studied over the summer 8 AP courses, and filled out a variety of paperwork in advance to test out of these AP ...
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Does precedent support Florida School district local officials deciding public interest health decisions?

Florida has the highest number of confirmed pediatric hospitalizations from the virus, according to data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Department of Health and Human ...
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Are teachers required to report student suicidal tendencies in New York?

I know that a teacher should report to someone if they think that a student is having suicidal thoughts. But is there a law in New York State that requires it?
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Is it a breach of privacy law in Australia if schools track student device usage at home?

Since I usually only use programming Stack Exchange sites, sorry if I do anything wrong in this post. My school recently installed software on all student devices (owned by the school) which can track ...
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Can we start a lawsuit against my colleges for having poor quality education during covid19

During covid19 most of the classes are basically shifted to online mode and all the awarded marks are just awarded based on googling skills as colleges have no infrastructure to conduct the courses ...
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How to avoid in-person schooling in Plano, TX for 2021-22 school year?

Texas legislature killed funding for remote learning in the upcoming 2021-22 school year, meaning that children will have to do in-person schooling again. Because of the increased spread of the delta ...
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How Would One Prove That Their Rejection From an Education Program is the Result of Defamatory Content?

edited to generalized the question If someone is claiming that they were rejected from an education program because of defamatory content, how do they provide evidence to substantiate this claim? (...
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Is sole proprietorship an option for online education app business?

I don't have much idea about business and legal stuffs. If a person wants to start his/her own online teaching business through his/her own app in the app store that involves real money transactions, ...
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Are any permits required for an unofficial learning pod of homeschooled children?

A relative of mine lives in Washington and would like to start a "learning pod" for their children which would work as follows: One parent contracts a teacher to work for them full time All ...
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Can public elementary schools present material with a partisan viewpoint?

I was listening in on my 3rd grader's online lesson about environment. The pre-recorded video went more or less like this: Environment needs our protection; otherwise you the kids won't have clean ...
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What are the legal ramifications of using Post Nominal Letters from a degree mill?

Background This question was sparked by a question about firing an employee with a B.A. from a degree mill To my knowledge, using protected post nominal letters that are related to a professional ...
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Legal remedies for being banned from a school system

I was banned from a school system for providing behavior interventions to students without the administration's approval. The Board's attorney banned me using a trespassing statute. I never ...
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Is It Legal to Mention “The Creator” in U.S. Public Schools?

I give lots of guest presentations to K-18 schools/universities all over the world. Since the subject is Space exploration, I frequently feel the need to invoke (using one of these very "generic&...
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Getting married for financial aid - what are the implications? [closed]

I’m currently a freshman at a private college. I get little financial aid to offset the cost of attendance of over $80,000 per year. For the next three years, I would expect to pay around $250,000 for ...
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Discrimination arguments against the Ministry of Education that imposes an ethnicity to pupil

Imagine the fictional Republic of Tratatoria is ethnically composed from Barmaliens, Turariens and Gluzariens. The Minister of Education of the Republic of Tratatoria considers himself as Gluzarien. ...
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Is deliberately sabotaging education illegal? [closed]

This is related to my prior question Could parents sue a school district to force them to improve their teaching methods? This one is about whether the following action by school districts and ...
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Could parents sue a school district to force them to improve their teaching methods?

Is it possible for parents of public school students to successfully sue School District to demand certain improvements in online education? It seems that some school districts abuse their monopoly ...
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Can one use already said sentences as examples on a language lesson?

Suppose I teach English (at school or I'm a private teacher, or I'm writing a book, or I'm creating an app - the point is that people pay me). In my teaching materials I give examples of correct ...
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Do public colleges in the US have to follow education laws on misrepresentation (34 CFR § 668.71-75)?

The registrar at a public college in the US claims that a lecture course is "substantially equivalent" to a course that was to be held in a lab to teach lab skills. They also claim that ...
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Can a non-registered student use the instructor's intellectual property under fair use?

What is the transaction being made by paying tuition at most US colleges/universities? Are you paying for the time spent teaching, the price of education/intellectual property, or the diploma itself? ...
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Can an attorney consent to an IEP on parent's behalf?

Under the IDEA, can an attorney that has been retained to represent the parent of a student consent to an Individualized Education Program proposed by the student's school district on the parent's ...
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Are students from Government Aided schools eligible for the 7.5% reservation in NEET?

TamilNadu government recently passed a bill that provides a 7.5% reservation for government school students in the NEET medical entrance exam. In TamilNadu, usually government and aided schools are ...
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Is a person files a complaint against someone in an organization, is that person usually prohibited from further communication with them?

If someone in an organization files a complaint against someone else, let's say a superior (but even a colleague), is that person prohibited from further communication with the complainant? Edited to ...
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Can a university make rules about students' lives outside campus?

I recently noticed that my university has a Covid-related policy stating that students are not permitted to attend public gatherings off-campus. Today, they officially stated that students breaking ...
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