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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 create an online video course based on a book?

I read a great book about programming and I want to create an online video course based on it. Essentially, "convert" it into a video format by explaining the things I understood in my own words, but ...
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What are the applicable laws for an educational app that teachers could promote in classrooms?

I am working on an educational app for the iOS App Store. The app requires teachers and students, so the teachers would have to encourage students to download it. I was recently advised that I should ...
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What protections exist in the European Union against discrimination in an educational institution?

For those who aren't familiar with it, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act ("504" for short) is the U.S. law that protects the civil rights of students with disabilities at institutions that receive ...
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What basis would a school have to suspend for bullying?

Say a student was insulting another or some individual. If the remarks aren't categorized as a death threat, would the "bully" be suspended? Also, what if this was a case of Cyber Bullying, where the ...
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Use material without permission for educational purposes

For a school project I created a website. The website is public, therefore anyone can access it if they know the address. On my website I use images that I don't have permission to use. (Found on ...
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Can a charter school ask me to work more than 30 days on a 30 substitute permit?

I'm new to teaching and want to get my feet wet as a substitute teacher before committing to a credential program. There's a well-known charter school that would look amazing on my resume, but they're ...
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Can high schools legally withhold transcripts when a student tries to apply to college?

I graduated a year ago (June 2014) and took a year off to explore the world. Having finished my year, I went to apply to colleges, but my high school refuses to provide the transcript. In my best ...
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Physical Punishment in Schools/College

A sports teacher slapped my friend twice in the face in front of the class for not attending the sports class. Should this be allowed? Tomorrow we are going to be on a strike so what points and facts ...
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School tricking/forcing students to create content for school's website

A Computer Engineer school (which shall remain anonymous) has issued an assignment to almost every student, which is to produce a short (3-5min) tutorial of a given student-specific subject. The ...
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Employer Tuition Repayment

1 year ago, I accepted a new job with an education budget included. I turned down their initial job offer. When they asked if there was anything that could entice me to reconsider, I countered with ...
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Can a school punish you for appearing in court?

My friend missed an assignment in school because of a mandatory court summons. The teacher gave him a failing grade, and overall his grade dropped 3 letters for something he couldn't control. I'm ...
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What regulations govern suspension of students?

Where students are violent, suspensions may be justified, in order to ensure the safety of other students. However, for non-violent behaviour, what regulations are in place with regards to suspension,...
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Does SB-1341 prohibit educational research entirely?

The text of SB-1341 bill (just introduce to the US Senate) is available here. Summary As far as I understand it, if this bill were to pass, researchers would be unable to connect student-level data to ...

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