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Will parent-teacher conferences soon become a thing of the past?

In an effort to squeeze in more instruction time, one school district has replaced student-teacher conferences with online reports. It says the reports give more information than a conference ever could -- but is it the right information?

Lawsuit cites bias against men in student suspension

Sexual assaults on college campuses across the country are pervasive and indeed troubling. In fact, according to statistics from the National Sexual Violence Resource Center, about 20 percent of women and over 6 percent of men are the victims of sexual assault while in college.

Is my child safe on the school bus?

When you sent your child off to school on the bus for the first time, you might have felt both pride and fear. This first step of independence naturally creates some separation anxiety for many parents. After all, many parents are able to recall their own experiences on the school bus, some of which may not have been pleasant.

Is special education falling short in preparing students to go out into the world?

One of the things parents hope their children’s education at school will do is help prepare their kids to succeed out in the world. Statistics raise some questions as to how effective special education here in the U.S. is at doing this for special needs students.

Bill regarding school bullying proposed in Florida

Certain things can pose barriers to a child’s ability to succeed at school and get the high-quality learning experience they deserve. Among these is being bullied. So, how schools here in Florida address bullying can be remarkably impactful. So too can what rules and regulations the state has related to school bullying and what options are available for victims of bullying.

Special-education-related guidance documents rescinded

Among the things that could influence how school districts act when it comes to special education matters is what the federal government has said on the matters. There are many issues related to special education that the federal government has laws and rules on. The federal government sometimes issues guidance documents on these laws and rules. These documents are typically aimed at providing explanations of what schools and school districts are supposed to do to comply with these laws and regulations.

Education and the amendment process for the Florida Constitution

There are many rules here in Florida regarding education. Some of them touch on what rights students, teachers and parents have. Others deal with what obligations and requirements schools are subject to. Understanding what such rules apply to their situation and what the rules mean for their options can be very important for a parent or teacher when they are in a dispute with a school district. So, these are among the topics a parent or teacher may wish to discuss with an experienced education lawyer when such a dispute comes up.