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January 2019 Archives

School vs. students: Who is telling the truth?

When there is a dispute involving students, teachers and school administrators, everyone is likely to have different versions of what happened. Under these circumstances, finding out the truth will be crucial in determining what -- if any -- punishment is appropriate.

Examining 504 plans

If your child struggles in the academic environment but does not qualify for special education resources like an Individualized Education Plan, parents may want to examine having a 504 plan.

Tensions run high when students, teachers clash

The relationship between students and teachers can be incredibly powerful. Sometimes, it is positive and life-changing; other times, it is negative and perhaps toxic. In cases of the latter, these relationships can do more than destroy a person's classroom experience. They can also ruin a person's reputation and leave a stain on his or her criminal record. 

Children can get punished for improving test scores too much

With January finally here, many Florida students are vowing to improve themselves for the new year. Some may want to bump their Cs up to As, while others are still trying to decide which college will be the right choice for them. The path to improvement may be a little more straightforward for many students, as college preparation tests such as the SAT and ACT use their scores to demonstrate where the student’s strengths and weaknesses lie before they retake it or settle for it before graduation.