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Chart: State Laws on Ages When Children Must Attend School
Learn the rules in your state on when children must start school and when they can drop out. ... READ MORE

When Can You Drop Out of School in Alabama?
Students in Alabama can legally drop out of school after they turn 17, but they need their parents’ permission. ... READ MORE

What Happens to Truants and Their Parents in Alabama?
Alabama can treat truants and their parents harshly, with fines and possible jail time for the parents or juvenile court for the wayward students. ... READ MORE

When Can You Drop Out of School in South Carolina?
South Carolina generally requires students to keep going to school until they turn 17, but some younger children can drop out legally. ... READ MORE

What Happens to Truants and Their Parents in South Carolina?
South Carolina requires schools to offer help and services to students who skip school, but there are serious legal consequences—for both the children and their parents—if they don’t cooperate. ... READ MORE

What Happens to Truants and Their Parents in Texas?
Texas schools try to help students who miss too much school, but truants and their parents could still face legal consequences if they don’t cooperate with those services. ... READ MORE

What Happens to Truants and Their Parents in Pennsylvania?
Pennsylvania schools offer services for kids who skip class regularly, but truants and their parents could face a range of consequences if they don’t cooperate. ... READ MORE

What Happens to Truants and Their Parents in North Carolina?
There could be serious consequences for skipping school in North Carolina, including juvenile court for habitual truants and criminal charges for their parents. ... READ MORE

What Happens to Truants and Their Parents in New York?
New York State mostly lets local school districts decide how to discipline students who skip school. But parents who don’t make their kids go to school could be fined or sent to jail. ... READ MORE

What Happens to Truants and Their Parents in Illinois?
Illinois tries to help students who skip school, but truants could end up in juvenile court if they don’t cooperate. ... 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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