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4 reasons why parents might appeal a student's suspension

When a school or teacher penalizes a child, parents can be very upset. In some cases, they are upset with their child for making a mistake or decision that resulted in disciplinary acts, like suspension. In other cases, though, they could be upset with the school or teacher who handed down a punishment they feel is unfair or unjustified.

National protests have support, to an extent

Today, students across the country will be participating in a National School Walkout to honor the memory of the 17 people killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School almost a month ago. The walkout is also one of protest, with students and supporters demanding action from lawmakers to pass measures that can prevent similar events in the future.

Accommodations: They only work if schools provide them

Accommodations for students with special needs can be the difference between achieving academic goals and falling short. As parents want their children to be successful and happy, helping them to achieve their goals by securing necessary accommodations is an essential task.

3 reasons why it is important to resolve school issues quickly

Any child who requires additional attention or services in school should be able to receive those things. However, far too many children struggle in school because of a lack of resources and lack of compliance with state and federal regulations.

Clashes between schools, parents of disabled students not unusual

When a school mistreats a student or makes his or her educational experience unnecessarily difficult, parents can become very upset. This is understandable, considering the fact that parents will typically do everything in their power to protect their child.

Policy to protect minority students with disabilities postponed

Students with disabilities already face a host of challenges when it comes to their education. There may be physical or cognitive limitations to consider, or the need for specialized instruction plans. Whatever the need may be, the unfortunate reality is that many students do not get what they need to succeed.

Florida bill to give bullied students scholarships moves forward

Bullying is a heartbreaking and pervasive problem in schools across the country, and Florida schools are no exception. Across the state, students in kindergarten all the way to high school are injured, threatened and harassed by bullies.