How Assistive Technology Helps Students With Learning Disabilities

How Assistive Technology Helps Students With Learning Disabilities

The 1997 amendments to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) includes information for schools about assistive technology devices. For students with learning disabilities, assistive technology may include “any item, piece of equipment, or product...
Can Schools Regulate Student Speech Off-Campus?

Can Schools Regulate Student Speech Off-Campus?

The First Amendment grants students certain rights of expression. This is particularly true in public schools, which are considered to be part of the government. As such, public schools are required to follow the Bill of Rights. For instance, public...
School Liability: Negligent Supervision in Schools

School Liability: Negligent Supervision in Schools

When children leave the care of their parents during the school day, the school and its staff become legally responsible for the child. Any injury that occurs because of insufficient supervision can make a school liable. To maintain a safe learning environment, it is...
A Positive School Climate and Student Safety

A Positive School Climate and Student Safety

Schools are an essential part of many children and teens’ support system. The COVID-19 pandemic brought light to just how important this support system is. According to CDC data, emergency rooms saw a spike in visits from children for reasons related to mental...
Are Districts Liable For Student Safety?

Are Districts Liable For Student Safety?

Student safety at school has been a subject of confusion and conversation for years. Schools are responsible for education, but are they responsible for student safety, too? And to what extent? Are schools responsible for crimes committed on school grounds? With the...
How Should Schools Implement Bullying Legislation?

How Should Schools Implement Bullying Legislation?

According to the National Bullying Prevention Center, as many as one in five students experience bullying. Fifteen percent of bullying incidents occur online. Bullying often results in lowered levels of classroom engagement and academic performance. However, the...

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