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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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Why does a highschooler (in the US) who has turned 18 still need to have liability waivers signed by parents?

This is assuming that the waiver pertains to a school activity like a field trip.
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student music arrangements

Can a student create an arrangement or medley of music compositions for an assignment(not shared publicly) without needing permission from the composer? If the student gives credit to the original ...
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Can a public school require a student to contract with a third party?

Can a public K-12 school require a student to accept a contract with a private third party, as a condition of enrollment or as a condition of passing enough courses to graduate? For example, a student ...
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Is using a copyrighted image/video in a school assignment considered "fair use"? [duplicate]

In the majority of classes I've taken in middle/highschool, when making a slideshow, poster, or some other kind of visual presentation, teachers often remind students that they should not be using ...
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In which European countries can an 18-year-old irregular migrant complete their final year of secondary school?

According to Page 2 of the the Platform for International Cooperation in Undocumented Immigrants document submitted to the UN and titled "Undocumented Children: Barriers to Accessing Social ...
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What recourse is there for a student who took a costly federal loan through their school based on incorrect info from the financial aid office?

If a student takes a federal loan (through their school) based on incorrect information from an officer of their school's financial aid office, which causes them to have to pay more money than the ...
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How to find specific bill voted into Congress that changed FAFSA (2023)?

According to studentaid.gov starting in 2024, "the new need analysis formula removes the number of family members in college from the calculation". Where can I find which bill introduced to ...
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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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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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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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Do parents have a right to obtain a copy of all worksheets (non-tests) their child will receive for the year in a public school via e-mail? [closed]

Do parents have a right to obtain a copy of all worksheets (non-tests) their child will receive for the year in a public school electronically to assess/audit it? If not, how can they point out bad ...
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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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Does art. 12(1) of the German Basic Law require students to be automatically graduated regardless of grades?

In this post, it notes that art. 12(1) of the basic law (the constitution) says: All Germans shall have the right freely to choose their occupation or profession, their place of work and their place ...
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Do teachers in the UK really lose their jobs if they accidently touch a child?

I once had a talk with a teacher in which I mentioned to her that when I used to teach 9 year olds music theory I would hold their hands while we drew treble and bass clefs together. Then slowly I ...
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What levels of government and public school admin can ban race topics from classrooms?

I am a secondary History teacher. I teach a course that includes some unfortunate things that happened in the past, like slavery, violence between different peoples, caste systems, etc. My state has ...
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Can a student ask other students about their grades and then publish an average under FERPA?

Can a student ask other students (>14) to fill out an online form disclosing their grade on an assignment and then publish an average of the grades? Or is the implicit permission given by filling ...
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Can a professor be fired for lying about a student breaking the rules? [closed]

So let's say a professor at a college knowingly lies and tells the administration that a student did something that got the student expelled. Say administration found out the professor lied. Would ...
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Do US public school students have a First Amendment right to be able to perform sacred music?

I believe that in the US, public schools are allowed to perform music with religious texts, and that this has been upheld by the Supreme Court on the grounds that the music program is teaching music, ...
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(NY, USA) Old exams/notes independent database

I asked this question on the academia stack exchange but was bashed saying I am just cheating and stealing "copyrighted" material, so here is the question, first can math/math questions be ...
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In the US, what can't you do as a law student if you haven't passed the bar or finished your law degree?

What can law students (or a lay person) not do, if they haven't passed the state bar/bar exam or finished a law degree? Is the bar exam like a certification program in engineering? Or is there more to ...
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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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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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