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What's a "Zero Tolerance" Policy?
Schools across the US have "zero tolerance" policies. You'll find them in elementary schools, high schools and colleges and universities. They're supposed to make the schools safe learning environments by keeping weapons and drugs out of them. As some recent events show, however, perhaps they go too ... Read more

Stopping the School to Prison Pipeline
A kindergartener was handcuffed for throwing a temper tantrum. A student was arrested for throwing an eraser. These are just a couple of examples of an alarming trend in schools across the country of treating childish misbehavior as criminal misconduct. Civil right groups call this the "school to prison ... Read more

Students and Cell Phones? You Make the Call
Literally, cell phones are everywhere. You see them - and maybe even use them - in your car, at restaurants, your child's little league game, maybe even the restroom! The problem, for some at least, is that they're also in schools with our children. The question is, and has been for several years, do ... Read more

Students Use Beta Blockers To Make the Grade
Crib notes and even text messaging may be extinct when it comes to cheating in school. Students have discovered a new and technically legal way to get a "little help" in and out of the classroom. Beta Blockers Some students have discovered the "benefits" of beta blockers. These are prescription drugs ... Read more

Teachers Can Be Bullies, Too
For about nine months out of the year, most children are in school for several hours a day, five days a week. It's a long time, and most parents don't think twice about trusting their child's safety and well-being to school staff, especially teachers. Unfortunately, that trust is sometimes misplaced ... Read more

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U.S. judge refuses to kill lawsuit against school district over teacher-student sex abuse

U.S. judge refuses to kill lawsuit against school district over teacher-student sex abuse from pennlive.com http://www.pennlive.com/news/2016/05/us_judge_refuses_to_kill_lawsu.h ... Read more

Penn State involved in one of six new head injury/concussion lawsuits filed

Penn State involved in one of six new head injury/concussion lawsuits filed http://www.pennlive.com/pennstatefootball/index.ssf/2016/05/penn_state_one_of_six_schools.html Simon ... Read more

When Does a Selfie Become a Crime?

There’s nothing new about teenagers flirting. But there is something new about the way they are doing it these days and their acts can be prosecuted as Possession, or Distribution of Chi ... Read more

ARE SEPTA'S HIRING PRACTICES DISCRIMINATORY?

A 56-year-oldPhiladelphia resident has filed a pre-employment discrimination lawsuit against SEPTA after his offer of employment was rescinded following a criminal background check. The job applicant ... Read more

TOWSON CHILD CUSTODY LAWYERS: CUSTODY AND ASSISTED REPRODUCTION

Assisted reproduction has been in the spotlight lately due to the increasing number ofLGBT families conceiving children. Inevitably, some of these couples separate, and the law is grappling with how t ... Read more

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