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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

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

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

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

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

Tennessee Laws on Corporal Punishment in Schools
Tennessee allows public school teachers and principals to use corporal punishment, but some local school districts ban the practice. ... READ MORE

Minnesota Rules on Corporal Punishment in Schools
Minnesota prohibits corporal punishment in public schools, but it allows teachers and principals to use reasonable force to “correct” students or prevent injury. ... READ MORE

Missouri Laws on Corporal Punishment in Schools
Missouri allows corporal punishment in its public schools, but many local districts have banned the practice. ... READ MORE

Colorado Laws on Corporal Punishment in Schools
State law in Colorado doesn’t prohibit teachers from using force to discipline students, but corporal punishment is rare in local school districts. ... READ MORE

South Carolina Laws on Corporal Punishment in Schools
South Carolina allows school districts to decide whether to allow corporal punishment. Most local schools have banned the practice. ... READ MORE

 

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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

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

Policies and Procedures Related to Cameras in Special Education Classrooms

Texas Senate Bill 507,1 codified as Texas Education Code section 29.022, was enacted to promote student safety by requiring schools to install video cameras in certain special education classrooms.2 S ... Read more

Springtime Emergency Preparedness

It’s springtime and it’s Texas. Bonds are passing and storms are brewing. Minds are turning to the construction of new projects, but you cannot forget that you still need to protect the ol ... Read more

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