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New Mexico Rules on Corporal Punishment in Schools
New Mexico prohibits corporal punishment in public schools, including charter schools. ... READ MORE

Chart: Age Requirements for Compulsory Education in All 50 States
Learn the age range in your state when students must attend school. ... READ MORE

Florida Laws on School Prayer
Florida law allows public schools to set aside a brief period each day or week for silent prayer or meditation. ... READ MORE

Alabama Laws on School Prayer
In Alabama, each school day begins with a minute of “silent reflection.” Students can also choose to say prayers or give benedictions at school functions. ... READ MORE

Kentucky Laws on School Prayer
Kentucky allows a daily moment of silence in its schools, but it also has kept a law permitting elementary school teachers to lead students in the Lord’s prayer—even though the Supreme Court has said that’s unconstitutional. ... READ MORE

Indiana Laws on School Prayer
Indiana requires a daily moment of silence in public schools for meditation or prayer. ... READ MORE

Maryland Laws on School Prayer
Maryland allows teachers to begin the school day with a brief period of silent mediation, when students and teachers may pray or read scripture. ... READ MORE

New Jersey Laws on School Prayer
New Jersey passed a law allowing a moment of silence in schools, but a federal appeals court ruled that the statute was unconstitutional. ... READ MORE

North Carolina Laws on School Prayer
North Carolina allows its public schools to observe a daily minute of silence, but teachers may not influence students to do anything other than be quiet. ... READ MORE

Tennessee Laws on School Prayer
Tennessee requires a daily minute of silence in its public schools. State law also allows students to initiate and lead prayers at school events. ... READ MORE

 

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Blue Springs schools allowed bullying that led to two suicides

Blue Springs schools allowed bullying that led to two suicides, lawsuit claims from kansascity.com http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article159500844.htmlLaw Office of Simon W. Johnson swj@swjlawof ... Read more

Reforms To Education Grading System Proposed (Texas Legislative Issues/News

In early 2017, Texas got its first preview of the new A-F grading system for schools when “test” grades were released. At that time, even with over 200 schools calling for r ... 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

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

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