ERIC Number: ED504663
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Reference Count: N/A
The Principal's Legal Handbook. Fourth Edition
Lane, Kenneth, Ed.; Gooden, Mark, Ed.; Mead, Julie, Ed.; Pauken, Patrick, Ed.; Eckes, Suzanne, Ed.
Education Law Association
The Principal's Legal Handbook contains information and recommendations for practice in four areas. Section 1, "Students and the Law," yields interesting and informative answers on a number of issues related to students and the law: recent issues in schools relative to students' rights; the use of technology; and the latest case law and commentary on students' First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendment rights. Section 2, "Special Education and the Law," provides an overview of federal disability law as it applies to public schools today: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Individuals with Disabilities Act. Section 3, "Teachers and the Law," discusses academic freedom, teacher supervision and student injuries, sexual harassment in the workplace, censorship, teacher performance evaluations, documentation for teacher improvement, dismissal procedures, and teacher certification. Section 4, "Schools and the Law," highlights current legal issues faced by public schools, specifically addressing religion in schools, curricular issues, alternative dispute resolution, desegregation, and affirmative action among other topics.
Descriptors: Principals, School Law, Student Rights, Technology Uses in Education, Special Education, Federal Legislation, Public Schools, Academic Freedom, Teacher Supervision, Injuries, Sexual Harassment, Censorship, Teacher Evaluation, Teacher Improvement, Documentation, Teacher Dismissal, Teacher Certification, Affirmative Action, Conflict Resolution, School Desegregation, Legal Problems, Curriculum, Religion, Constitutional Law
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Education Law Association, Dayton, OH.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Americans with Disabilities Act 1990; First Amendment; Fourteenth Amendment; Fourth Amendment; Individuals with Disabilities Education Act; No Child Left Behind Act 2001; Rehabilitation Act 1973 (Section 504)