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What is the legal justification for education staff and/or accompanying police forcing entry to dwellings in the case of truancy?

There is a news article about the crackdown on non-attendance at school. It includes the statement: Parents have told us about very strict schools actually forcing entry to their homes. Schools are ...
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Is a New York State public school required to provide additional classes for a student who exhausts the school curriculum?

Let's say a student was to complete all of the classes in a particular subject before graduating from a New York public high school. Would said school be required to provide some way for the student ...
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Which law criminalises suspended/former teachers having sex with 16-year old pupils?

A UK school teacher is about to be put in jail for having sex with schoolboys, 15 and 16 years old. This question is only about the 16-year old part of the story: The jury was told that it was a ...
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Can your school ban you from sending e-mails? [closed]

My school has banned every student from sending e-mails to each other. I'm not sure if this is a thing that schools are allowed to do or not, but I feel that they shouldn't be able to. Our school is ...
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What are the supply duties of the government for mandatory schooling?

I'm mostly interested in the German jurisdiction but other countries are interesting as well. For all children attending school is mandatory, in Germany this is regulated by states (here is an example ...
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Is it cruel and unusual punishment for animal control to remove a student from a school?

A bill has been introduced in the Oklahoma legislature, aiming to penalize public school students who participate in the therian and otherkin subcultures (people who identify as animals or as ...
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Parents working abroad

Alice and Bob are working abroad in a foreign country. They have a child named Charlie. All three are US citizens with valid US passports. Charlie is 16 years old. If they decide to sent Charlie back ...
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Is the bus driver forced to break a law when allocated more students than the maximum capacity of the bus?

At the high school I go to, our school district's transportation department (likely due to budget reasons) has allocated more students onto one bus than its maximum capacity, resulting in kids sitting ...
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Adding Previous Tenant's Name to PSEG Bill for School Enrollment

The previous tenant wants me to add her name to my PSEG bill so her daughter can stay in the neighborhood school. It seemed a bit odd to me, any legal red flags I should be aware of?
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Can the school force me to log into my social media accounts?

I live in the UK and go to a public school. Sometimes the school will force students to log into the social media account because there might be some cyberbullying. Is this legal if they have a reason?...
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Can a school district take club funds in New York State?

Consider a high school in New York, with a variety of clubs for different after-school activities. Clubs that need additional funds, such as Theater and Robotics, conduct fundraisers to raise such ...
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Is performing another's duty a valid form of consideration?

Under state law parents have a legal duty to among other things educate minor children until they graduate from high school or an approved equivalent. The state also provides for public schools which ...
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Who has ultimate responsibility for a child who forged their permission slip and is then injured on a school trip?

A school is going on an excursion. The child is given the permission slip to take home and get signed by his legal guardian, but he forges the signature instead. On the excursion, he gets injured. Who ...
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Does any state legislature explicitly prohibit the use of playing cards in school?

I am a Math teacher in a private school in the US. A majority of students consider probability and statistics a very boring topic and tend to focus significantly less compared to other topics. So last ...
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Can privacy regulations prevent my alma mater from sharing the fact that I graduated there?

I graduated from some private high school a long time ago. During my years there, I have experienced and witnessed a variety of dubious practices that violate students' rights. I always wanted to ...
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Can students transfer to a new high school purely on their will?

My high school life was subpar at the very least. I was constantly bullied and never received the necessary protection from school staff. This coupled with dwindling grades created a negative feedback ...
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Can teachers search our dorms without our explicit consent if they have "suspicion"?

I am a girl attending a boarding high school in the US. In June, some students who returned to the dorm early saw some male teachers exiting their rooms. They reportedly ran back to the school ...
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Do messages exchanged between students during a virtual class count as "Off-Campus Speech"?

I am the IT manager of a high school. I setup an online conference system during the height of the pandemic so that classes could be conducted virtually. We still sometimes switch to virtual classes ...
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Is an umbrella school a "high school"?

I am attempting to get my GED behind my parents back (let's not get into why I need to do that) and I am creating an account at the GED website. It is asking me whether I am "currently enrolled ...
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Is handing out bibles near school property a 1st amendment violation?

Context: There was some random guy handing out pocket bibles on the road path leading out of the school a few weeks ago. I don't think they were on school property, but they were close if that is ...
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Can a School Give a Student's Property to Another Student?

I live in Ontario, Canada, and I'm still confused about something that happened to me in kindergarten. It was my birthday, and I was given a gift by the office and told to put it in my bag. (So, I ...
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High School forced labor for grades?

I have a friend in a high school computer science course in Texas. This is a course required for graduation and is not a volunteer thing. Apparently, the teacher is having the students develop an ...
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Is a school legally responsible for ensuring a child gets home after school?

Let's say Bob is a child in school who usually rides the bus home to his parent's house after school. However, one day he doesn't get on the bus, instead walking to a friend's house, where he ...
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Do school zone knife exclusions violate the 14th Amendment?

In the US, most if not all states have some kind of law(s) in place that prohibit the carrying of knives in school zones. While most states define a knife as a weapon by edge length, I can not find ...
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What if a child dies in school detention?

Suppose that a child behaves badly in class and is detained after class. The child has some illness, which isn't easy to notice, but he is too shy to tell his teacher. His teacher doesn't know of his ...
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Are Texas schools required to display posters with an Arabic translation of "In God We Trust"?

There's a story going around the Internet of an activist donating posters to Texas schools with an Arabic translation of "In God We Trust". The claim is that Section 1.004 of the Texas ...
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I think schools are not keeping to the new cost cutting regs on school uniforms

I have a discrepancy with my child's school because the new statutory guidance states that if schools use branded items they must be clear why it is needed. My Child's school requires logo on the ...
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Is offering a means to break one's own policy legal?

A friend's kid's High School has a strict policy against using social media during school time. My friend agrees, and made sure the kids' access to social media is blocked on all the devices they own. ...
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Is it legal for parents in Iowa not to allow 16 year old to attend high school

Imagine that a 16 year old in Iowa is not attending any high school because their parents do not want them to. However, they do want to attend high school. Is it legal for the parents to stop them ...
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Does private school contract remain valid when family leaves state? Can parents be forced to cover fundraising "shortfall"?

Family signed combined tuition and "fundraising obligations" contract with a private school in NYC, in September, and moved out of state the following summer. The school's position is that ...
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My degree was removed as on option at my college [closed]

I attended Our Lady of the Lake Universery in San Antonio, TX and was seeking an RN-BSN degree. I took a year off when I had a baby but when I returned, I found out that my degree was no longer ...
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School Online Lessons

I go to a private school but I am funded by the council and I had covid a few weeks ago and they refused to give online lesson because "that is not what we do" is that true? Also to note is ...
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Is recording a conversation with school officials on school property without consent legal in Washington State/Bellevue?

I have a student-administration meeting (voluntary) with a couple of other students and school administration. This meeting is being held over a walkout held recently within the school, and I would ...
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Is there any law requiring public school to notify parents of Covid contact?

I have a son attending a public school. I learned from unofficial channels that a classmate is quarantining for COVID, someone my son was in regular contact with throughout the day. The teachers are ...
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Legality of Public School Teachers Strike Around the World

In the kingdom of Jordan, a crisis arose last year when the teachers' union was disbanded and some teachers were fired, disciplined or even arrested after negotiations with the government broke down. ...
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My Canadaian university denied my religious vaccine exemption request, what type of lawyer do I speak to?

I am situated in Canada. And go to a Canadian university (in Toronto). My university has a vaccine mandate for the Covid-19 vaccine, which I have requested an exemption to, due to issues with the ...
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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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Is it legal to grant a family member guardianship over children to use their address for school zoning?

My family and I live in North Carolina. Currently, we live in school district A and my son is set to attend Elementary School A when he starts kindergarten this Fall. However, there's been a sudden ...
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Can a school control an independent student newspaper

A friend of me has founded a student newspaper in Germany that has an acronym of the schools name in its title. Like HBS instead of Harvard Business School. Internationally there are dozens of schools ...
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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 schools require emergency-use vaccines?

In many parts of the US, students must be vaccinated against certain illnesses to attend public K-12 schools. Some states allow medical, religious or philosophical exemptions; some may not. Vaccines ...
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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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Do students have First Amendment rights at a private university?

Do students have First Amendment rights at a private university, or can the university expel or punish students for saying something it doesn't like? I don't understand why people need examples, but ...
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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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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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Is a teacher playing music in the hallway legal?

I am a highschooler in Alabama (USA) in a school of 700 or more (not 100% sure). When walking through the school, there is a teacher playing music into the hallways. The issue is that the songs she ...
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Is it illegal for a school to take away a student's holiday break because they are bisexual?

So, My friend Zoey (Im going to call her Zoey, For the sake of privacy), Had joined a new school recently, from what I understand. They had taken her Thanksgiving and Christmas Breaks under the reason ...
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Is it legal for a private school to make COVID testing mandatory?

The CDC writes: It is unethical and illegal to test someone who does not want to be tested, including students whose parents or guardians do not want them to be tested. I presume its not talking ...
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Can public schools solicit donations directly from students?

I have a daughter in a public school in California in 1st grade. Her school is getting ready for a walkathon where each student is expected to bring in donations. This strikes me as inappropriate: the ...
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Is it legal for public schools to require video for remote classes?

Is it legal for public schools to require a student to run a webcam-video for remote classes in Massachusetts?
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