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Corporal Punishment in Schools: Can Teachers Hit My Child?
In most states, public school teachers and principals aren’t allowed to punish students by causing physical pain. But corporal punishment is still allowed in many states—especially in the South. ... Read more

Alabama Laws on Corporal Punishment in Schools
Alabama allows corporal punishment in its schools, and it’s one of the few states where the practice is still widespread. ... Read more

What’s the Difference Between Bullying and Harassment at School?
If other kids are threatening, pushing around, or picking on your child, is the behavior bullying or harassment? Does the difference matter? ... Read more

Georgia Laws on Corporal Punishment in Schools
Local schools in Georgia can allow teachers and principals to use corporal punishment, but the state sets limits on the practice. ... Read more

Wisconsin Rules on Corporal Punishment in Schools
Wisconsin bars corporal punishment in its public schools, but teachers and other employees can use physical force when it’s needed in certain circumstances. ... Read more

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Transgender: CH-CH-CH-CH-CHANGES

I recognize that I am sticking my foot in a hornet’s nest by daring to write an article about this subject. Sides have been taken, and both sides are polarized and ready for a legal battle. This ... Read more

Attorney General Opinion Regarding Video Surveillance of Special Education

Under Senate Bill (SB) 507, which was codified as § 29.022 of the Texas Education Code, upon the request of a parent, trustee, or staff member, a district must install one or more video cameras i ... Read more

Reimbursing Employers for Unemployment Compensation – Know your Rights

Do you know whether you are a reimbursing employer for purposes of the Texas Unemployment Compensation Act (TUCA)? It pays to know the difference in light of some changes in the law enacted during the ... Read more

Texas Legislative Issues/News: School vouchers

In Texas legislative issues/news, according to a Fox TV affiliate in Austin, thousands of parents and students rallied at the state capitol to demand that the Texas Legislature pass a school ... Read more

Parents’ Access To Ohio Children’s School Records

Who is entitled to their child’s school records? Both parents have the right to access their child’s school records. The schools generally recognize the right of the legal custodian and re ... Read more

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