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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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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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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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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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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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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 by 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 ...
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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-...
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Is taking our phones on a class trip allowed?

We are a German, 8th grade class and will go to a two-day-long trip (in Germany). Everybody is excited, until the teachress told us she would take our phones overnight. She has made a contract ...
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Ramifications of Child joining a Magic Society, disappearing from parents life

Note: I struggled with deciding which Stackexchange site to post this question to--Law, World Building, Scifi, or Parenting--but hopefully it fits well enough here. I know it's not a perfect fit, but ...
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Can a college force you to use their health center?

I am a Junior in college and I have a history of mental health hospitalizations while in college. I went to the hospital earlier this semester because I didn't realize I was having a panic attack. ...
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Have there ever been examples of public school's restriction of community service being unlawful?

My school's community service policy (while ambiguous throughout the whole thing) Seems to me to discriminate against not only religions, but my religion specifically. The particular clause I'm ...
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Can a community college hold commencement at a church?

The commencement ceremony at my community college is set to take place in a church. I have a meeting with a school administrator to talk about changing the venue because I want the ceremony to be in a ...
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Why can colleges “discriminate” against students from other states by charging them more? [duplicate]

The Constitution states that the federal government has the right to regulate commerce between the states. As shown in Gibbons v. Ogden; Heart of Atlanta Motel, Inc. v. U.S.; Katzenback v. McClung; ...
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Build upon parts of CC BY-NC-SA 2.5 in a paid, educational content

I am reading some great articles licensed under CC BY-NC-SA 2.5. On the License's site, I read that this means it's Non Commercial: This means that I "may not use the material for commercial ...
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Can a university in EU refuse to grant me a degree after I completed studies?

I have completed a 120 ECTS Master program in a research university in the Netherlands. However, to get a diploma, I need to make a separate application. I did not apply for the diploma in time before ...
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Would labor laws prevent an RA from TAing?

At this question, there was a comment: Labor laws are likely to forbid having anyone teach for free, as are union contracts where applicable. The situation is that someone is contemplating going ...
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Signing Under Duress in school?

I am a minor in a UK public school. I was told I had to write a statement about a rule I broke in school and sign it. I missed out a piece of information, and they told me I had to write about that ...
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Is it legal for Sacramento State Business School to ask for a photo as part of the application?

I was looking online and noticed this requirement was included in the application materials. They could deny you if you don't include a photo of yourself. And mind you this is for a fully ONLINE ...
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Student Rights In India

I am a college student in Rajasthan, and I want to know what step we can take against: teachers scoring us according to some personal vendetta, extremely rude language/behavior, unnecessary targeting....
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What type of lawyer would I need to help me deal with issues of academic misconduct?

What can stop a university from doing whatever they want and screwing students over in terms of accusing them of cheating, plagiarism, or a misunderstanding of professor authorization of essay re-...
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What type of lawyer (criminal, civil, family, etc.) would I need to help me deal with issues of academic misconduct? [duplicate]

What can stop a university from doing whatever they want and screwing students over in terms of accusing them of cheating, plagiarism, or a misunderstanding of professor authorization of essay re-...
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Sanitation Standards for Public Residential High School in North Carolina

I attend the North Carolina School of Science and Mathematics, a public boarding school in North Carolina. The school generally provides all necessary sanitation equipment (brooms, soap, etc.) to each ...
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How can I start my own university in Azerbaijan? [closed]

I couldn't find much information for Azerbaijan but it looks like I need some sort of license from the government. How can I start my own university in Azerbaijan and what do I need to do so?
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Homeschool moderator expects my kid to be enrolled in public school, any alternatives?

I'm from Australia. I was aware that the homeschool moderator would come today but I've been really busy the last couple of days and was completely caught off guard. She asked to see the work and I ...
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Is it legal to create a fake google certificate and distribute it en masse?

The question is exactly what the title says. I am a student attending a rather large high school in South Carolina. In order to block to youtube, proxies, games, etc., the school has disabled SSL and ...
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Do universities have (fiduciary?) duty to provide enough classes for their students?

My niece, a college junior, told that most students at her university are unable to register for classes they need to graduate because there aren't enough classes offered, and because of that huge ...
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Need to read sample Closing Argument for special education impartial hearing

I have been advocating for my special needs son in a special education impartial hearing. (In other words I am acting pro se.) I must now write a Closing Argument. I have a pretty good idea about ...
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Find the text to a New York law: DASA

I am looking for the text to the Dignity for All Students Act (New York). There have been a couple of amendments and if I can read those too, so much the better. I have looked at half a dozen sites ...
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FOIA for legal fees?

I would like to find out how much my school district is paying a private lawyer to work on a particular matter. Can I use FOIA (the Freedom of Information Act) or a similar state statute for this ...
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Can I legally create software or a game based on old student group project?

Back in college, myself and a group of classmates created a video game for a "major design" requirement project. The game turned out to be pretty fun, and it won first prize in a student-run contest. ...
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Can a public school “edit” a transcript from a private institution?

I've got quite the interesting story. Long story short, I'm enrolled at summer school with a private, nonprofit institution that has an agreement with my school district that allows grades from summer ...
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Can I create a (openly) fictional university online? What restrictions apply?

I am considering writing some stories, which in part revolve around a fictional university. In that regard, I would like to set up a website for the university, complete with course catalogue and all ...
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Is a highschool diploma a legal document?

Often places, especially colleges/universities, ask to see high school diplomas prior to enrollment. Employers or certifiers may ask to see one too, regardless of the type of job. My question is, is a ...