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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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The Importance of Good Writing in an Education Law Case

The Pen Can Indeed Be Mightier Than the Sword: The Importance of Good Writing in an Education Law Case In 1839, novelist and playwright Edward Bulwer-Lytton first wrote the English words “The ... Read more

College and University Disciplinary Hearings: The Importance of Creating a Record - Advice from an Education Law Attorney

As an education law attorney, I have dealt with disciplinary hearings. What many students may not know is that it is best to get an education lawyer involved at the beginning of the case. I am curre ... Read more

Philadelphia Bus Accident Lawyers

Chances are if you are a student, commuter or someone who lives in an urban setting, you have ridden a bus for one reason or another. Long distance charter buses are popular for student and senior cit ... Read more

Senator Suggests Equal Visitation Time With Children

Florida's laws have seemingly always stayed in a state of change with alimony and child custody laws shifting over the last few years. An Oct. 27 report states that a senator in Florida has suggested ... Read more

What's in a Name: New Independent Contractor Guidance from United States Department of Labor Necessitates Close Look at Such Arrangements

By Jennifer A. Powell, Shareholder Eichelbaum Wardell Hansen Powell & Mehl, P.C. Independent contractor, contract worker, consultant, employee. These are all terms that may be used to d ... Read more

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