School Law for K 12 Educators

Author: Frank D. Aquila
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1506324185
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A practical, user-friendly approach to school law supported by carefully constructed information that is of immediate interest to classroom teachers, supervisors and school administrators. Key Features Maps out the court's decision-making process in an easy-to-understand format Illustrates the key aspects of a legal issue through case-studies in every chapter Explains complex cases with succinct case briefs that target legal laypersons and comprehensive chapter overviews that highlight important concepts Encourages dialogue with accompanying discussion questions for each case brief and case study Offers additional case briefs online at www.sagepub.com/aquilacasebriefs Intended Audience: This book is designed for upper-level undergraduate and graduate students of school law and is a valuable resource for courses in school administration, supervision, and teacher education. "I find this book to be a very well done, comprehensive text, with useful activities and exceptional case briefs" —Dr. Christine Villani, Southern Connecticut State University "More than a comprehensive text, this is a reference work for any active school administrator. School Law for K–12 Educators will be found open on a desk more often than closed on the shelf." —Philip Huckins, New England College "The greatest strength is presentation of facts, narratives, cases, in a concise format with discussion questions and topics" —Audrey M. Clarke, California State University, Northridge "This comprehensive resource is thoughtfully designed with a focus on legal currency and relevancy. The case briefs enhance an already distinctive textbook." —Bradley Vance Balch, Indiana State University "Well done book, comprehensive, and easy to read for educators. The most exceptional portion of this book are the case studies, and the exceptionally well done case briefs, excellent instructional tools." —Dr. Christine Villani, Southern Connecticut State University

School Law

Author: Michael W. La Morte
Publisher: Prentice Hall
ISBN: 9780137072477
Format: PDF
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An engaging, case-based approach to the most up-to-date legal topics gives educators a basic understanding of the legal aspects of their work. This text introduces K-12 educators to a body of school law that will help them to conduct themselves in a legally defensible manner. A balance of case law, statutory law, constitutional provisions, and analytical commentary, this vital book covers a wide range of topics including: sources of law under which educators operate; legal restraints to state action in K-12 education; legal rights and restrictions applicable to students and teachers; law pertaining to persons with disabilities; and liability for damages as a result of official action or inaction. In addition, broad legal concepts such as due process, equal protection, freedom of expression, the wall separating church and state, and reasonable search are analyzed to assist professional educators in gaining a better understanding of the legal landscape in which they operate. The entire text is written in a clear, engaging style appropriate for those who do not have extensive legal backgrounds.

School Law

Author: Michael W. Lamorte
Publisher: Allyn & Bacon
ISBN: 9780205509294
Format: PDF
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This text is written for K-12 educators and others who have little background in school law and need to know the sources of law under which educators operate. It focuses on an understanding of legal rationale and principles that inform practice. Relevant case law, statutory law, constitutional provisions, and commentary are provided to develop a basic understanding of school law issues and the legal rationale underpinning such law. Broad legal concepts such as due process, equal protection, freedom of expression, the wall separating church and state, and reasonable search are stressed to help professional educators gain a better understanding of the legal landscape in which they operate. The case method of studying school law is emphasized. Selected cases present legal concepts in a real world context, assisting students in making the essential connection between more abstract general principles of law and their operational application in schools. This text is revised every three years to present the most current available information. essential skills and tools necessary for basic legal research, case citation, analyzing judicial decisions, and understanding the operations of state and federal systems of government. Lastly, but most importantly, the text is written in a clear, understandable, and interesting manner, to actively engage students in lively discussion, and debate concerning the application of the law in schools. The auther provides notes and questions throughout the book to facilitate better understanding of the law and enable instructors to enrich learning through stimulating class discussions.

Sports and K 12 Education

Author: Ian Parker Renga
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475841442
Format: PDF
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Sports are an integral part of education, but what does this mean for educators? Sports and K-12 Education addresses this through chapters divided into 3 themes: sports and classroom success; sports and identity; and sports, media, and schools, exploring coaching and teaching, student-athlete identity, media portrayals of female athletes, and more.

Ethical Leadership in Schools

Author: Kenneth A. Strike
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452280819
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This invaluable resource explores situations that principals are likely to encounter and presents questions and issues to help them confront difficult ethical dilemmas.

School Law Pearson New International Edition

Author: Michael W. LaMorte
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 1292054077
Format: PDF
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An engaging, case-based approach to the most up-to-date legal topics gives educators a basic understanding of the legal aspects of their work. This text introduces K-12 educators to a body of school law that will help them to conduct themselves in a legally defensible manner. A balance of case law, statutory law, constitutional provisions, and analytical commentary, this vital book covers a wide range of topics including: sources of law under which educators operate; legal restraints to state action in K-12 education; legal rights and restrictions applicable to students and teachers; law pertaining to persons with disabilities; and liability for damages as a result of official action or inaction. In addition, broad legal concepts such as due process, equal protection, freedom of expression, the wall separating church and state, and reasonable search are analyzed to assist professional educators in gaining a better understanding of the legal landscape in which they operate. The entire text is written in a clear, engaging style appropriate for those who do not have extensive legal backgrounds.

Public School Law

Author: Martha M. McCarthy
Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed
ISBN: 0133150992
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. With this seventh edition of Public School Law: Teachers’ and Students’ Rights, renowned authors Martha M. McCarthy, Nelda H. Cambron-McCabe, Suzanne E. Eckes, have proven once again that their mainstay for school law can’t be touched by the competition. In a masterful blend of detailed treatment of landmark cases with a thorough discussion of the legal context, trends, and generalizations to guide all school personnel in their daily activities, the book addresses legal principles applicable to practitioners in a succinct but comprehensive manner. Information in this text will help alleviate concerns voiced by educators who either do not know the legal concepts that govern schools or feel that the scales of justice have been tipped against them. Primarily written for school administrators and teachers to learn the most important points of the cases and how the cases will impact their practices, this new edition covers a wider range of legal topics, takes a much more in-depth approach to discussing the cases presented, and cites many more current cases that are relevant to practitioners than any other school law textbook in comparison. New to this edition, besides being thoroughly updated and revised throughout, are the most current new laws, policies, and judicial decisions; more than 400 new cases from previous editions, with all content as current and well-documented as of July, 2012; new information on cyber-bullying, sexting; legal controversies involving charter schools; and the Common Core State Standards Web sites with current data on a range of topics from voucher programs and home education to curriculum requirements; the latest on the American with Disabilities Act amendments of 2008, amendments to the regulations for Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, and the Lilly Ledbetter Act; race-conscious student assignment plans, and the use of seclusion and restraints with students with disabilities with new information regarding guidelines from the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education.; and the most current legal information regarding protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students; permissible religious activities in public schools; and student searches, including strip searches and cell phone searches. For law students, it is primarily written for teachers, school administrators, and other public school personnel taking a school law course at the graduate and master’s levels, there is not a greater, more comprehensive resource on the market today than Public School Law, Seventh Edition.

Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education

Author: Paul C. Gorski
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 135114250X
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Case Studies on Diversity and Social Justice Education offers pre- and in-service educators an opportunity to analyze and reflect upon a variety of realistic case studies related to educational equity and social justice. The accessibly written cases allow educators to practice the process of considering a range of contextual factors, checking their own biases, and making immediate- and longer-term decisions about how to create and sustain equitable learning environments for all students. This revised edition adds ten new cases to offer greater coverage of elementary education, as well as topics such as body-shaming, Black Lives Matter, and transgender oppression. Existing cases have been updated to reflect new societal contexts, and streamlined for ease-of-use. The book begins with a seven-point process for examining case studies. Largely lacking from existing case study collections, this framework guides readers through the process of identifying, examining, reflecting on, and taking concrete steps to resolve challenges related to diversity and equity in schools. The cases themselves present everyday examples of the ways in which racism, sexism, homophobia and heterosexism, class inequities, language bias, religious-based oppression, and other equity and diversity concerns affect students, teachers, families, and other members of our school communities. They involve classroom issues that are relevant to all grade levels and content areas, allowing significant flexibility in how and with whom they are used. Although organized topically, the intersections of these issues are stressed throughout the cases, reflecting the complexities of real-life scenarios. All cases conclude with a series of questions to guide discussion and a section of facilitator notes, called ‘Points for Consideration.’ This unique feature provides valuable insight for understanding the complexities of each case.

Encyclopedia of Education Law

Author: Charles J. Russo
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452265909
Format: PDF, Docs
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CHOICE Outstanding Academic Title for 2009 "A welcome addition to any public or academic library, this set would also be of use in a law library where educational law might need to be explored and reviewed at a more basic level than other legal texts." —Sara Rofofsky Marcus, Queensborough Community Coll., Bayside, NY "Smaller educational legal summaries exist, and a couple of texts deal with Supreme Court cases about education, but this set provides a unique combination of general educational legal issues and case-specific information. It should be a welcome addition to academic and large public libraries. Also available as an ebook." — Booklist The Encyclopedia of Education Law is a compendium of information drawn from the various dimensions of education law that tells its story from a variety of perspectives. The entries cover a number of essential topics, including the following: Key cases in education law, including both case summaries and topical overviews Constitutional issues Key concepts, theories, and legal principles Key statutes Treaties (e.g., the Universal Declaration on Human Rights) Curricular issues Educational equity Governance Rights of students and teachers Technology Biographies Organizations In addition to these broad categories, anchor essays by leading experts in education law provide more detailed examination of selected topics. The Encyclopedia also includes selections from key legal documents such as the Constitution and federal statutes that serve as the primary sources for research on education law. At the same time, since education law is a component in a much larger legal system, the Encyclopedia includes entries on the historical development of the law that impact on its subject matter. Such a broadened perspective places education law in its proper context in the U.S. legal system.

Ready Set SCIENCE

Author: Board on Science Education
Publisher: National Academies Press
ISBN: 9780309106146
Format: PDF
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What types of instructional experiences help K-8 students learn science with understanding? What do science educators, teachers, teacher leaders, science specialists, professional development staff, curriculum designers, and school administrators need to know to create and support such experiences? Ready, Set, Science! guides the way with an account of the groundbreaking and comprehensive synthesis of research into teaching and learning science in kindergarten through eighth grade. Based on the recently released National Research Council report Taking Science to School: Learning and Teaching Science in Grades K-8, this book summarizes a rich body of findings from the learning sciences and builds detailed cases of science educators at work to make the implications of research clear, accessible, and stimulating for a broad range of science educators. Ready, Set, Science! is filled with classroom case studies that bring to life the research findings and help readers to replicate success. Most of these stories are based on real classroom experiences that illustrate the complexities that teachers grapple with every day. They show how teachers work to select and design rigorous and engaging instructional tasks, manage classrooms, orchestrate productive discussions with culturally and linguistically diverse groups of students, and help students make their thinking visible using a variety of representational tools. This book will be an essential resource for science education practitioners and contains information that will be extremely useful to everyone �including parents �directly or indirectly involved in the teaching of science.