This is the eBook of the printed book and may not include any media, website access codes, or print supplements that may come packaged with the bound book. With this seventh edition of Public School Law: Teachers’ and Students’ Rights, renowned authors Martha M. McCarthy, Nelda H. Cambron-McCabe, Suzanne E. Eckes, have proven once again that their mainstay for school law can’t be touched by the competition. In a masterful blend of detailed treatment of landmark cases with a thorough discussion of the legal context, trends, and generalizations to guide all school personnel in their daily activities, the book addresses legal principles applicable to practitioners in a succinct but comprehensive manner. Information in this text will help alleviate concerns voiced by educators who either do not know the legal concepts that govern schools or feel that the scales of justice have been tipped against them. Primarily written for school administrators and teachers to learn the most important points of the cases and how the cases will impact their practices, this new edition covers a wider range of legal topics, takes a much more in-depth approach to discussing the cases presented, and cites many more current cases that are relevant to practitioners than any other school law textbook in comparison. New to this edition, besides being thoroughly updated and revised throughout, are the most current new laws, policies, and judicial decisions; more than 400 new cases from previous editions, with all content as current and well-documented as of July, 2012; new information on cyber-bullying, sexting; legal controversies involving charter schools; and the Common Core State Standards Web sites with current data on a range of topics from voucher programs and home education to curriculum requirements; the latest on the American with Disabilities Act amendments of 2008, amendments to the regulations for Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, and the Lilly Ledbetter Act; race-conscious student assignment plans, and the use of seclusion and restraints with students with disabilities with new information regarding guidelines from the U.S. Department of Justice and the U.S. Department of Education.; and the most current legal information regarding protections for gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgender students; permissible religious activities in public schools; and student searches, including strip searches and cell phone searches. For law students, it is primarily written for teachers, school administrators, and other public school personnel taking a school law course at the graduate and master’s levels, there is not a greater, more comprehensive resource on the market today than Public School Law, Seventh Edition.
Written for upper-level and graduate courses in School Law. Providing an all-inclusive treatment of the current status and evolution of the law governing public schools, this is the most comprehensive and well-documented school law text available. Public School Law: Teachers’ and Students’ Rights, Seventh Edition, addresses legal principles applicable to practitioners in a succinct but comprehensive manner. It uniquely blends a detailed treatment of landmark cases with a thorough discussion of the legal context, trends, and generalizations to guide all school personnel in their daily activities. Information in this text will help alleviate concerns voiced by educators who either do not know the legal concepts that govern schools or feel that the scales of justice have been tipped against them. Primarily written for school administrators and teachers to learn the most important points of the cases and how the cases will impact their practices, this new edition covers a wider range of legal topics, takes a much more in-depth approach to discussing the cases presented, and cites many more current cases that are relevant to practitioners than any other school law textbook in comparison.
Best Interests of the Student presents both a theoretical model for guiding educators as they confront legal and ethical dilemmas in their schools, as well as highly accessible and annotated court cases for exploration. Stefkovich introduces an ethical decision-making model that focuses on strategies for determining what actions are in the "best interests of the student," and demonstrates the application of this theoretical model for examining legal and ethical dimensions of court cases. Discussion questions at the end of each case encourage readers to examine issues from differing viewpoints, helping them to become more self-reflective school leaders who can effectively address legal dilemmas in their own contexts. This important text is a valuable resource for both aspiring and practicing school administrators and leaders. This thoroughly revised edition features: An entirely new chapter focusing on issues surrounding technology, specifically bullying, harassment, and "sexting" 13 new legal cases to reflect recent developments in school law, including issues of free speech, teacher accountability, and school policies A continued focus on preparing leaders to meet the Interstate School Leaders Licensure Consortium (ISLLC) ethics standard
In a landmark 1969 decision, the Supreme Court asserted that students do not shed their constitutional rights when they enter the doors of their schools. However, for many students, it is still not clear where the line is drawn between their legal rights and school rules. This book clarifies the reach of student rights, covering the topics of free speech, peaceable assembly, and privacy on campus. Also essential is a discussion of the right to a quality education for students with disabilities and juvenile offenders, as well as protection from discrimination for minority and LGBT students.
This book gives principals the tools they need to avoid lawsuits by teaching their staff the information they need to practice preventive law.
Updated and revised to reflect new policy and legal decisions, the Fifth Edition of "Public School Law: Teachers' and Students' Rights," provides an all-inclusive treatment of the current status and evolution of the law governing public schools, making it the most comprehensive and well-documented text of its kind. The text addresses legal principles applicable to practitioners in a comprehensive manner avoiding the extensive use of legal terms while still providing thorough documentation for further exploration of issues. It uniquely blends a detailed treatment of landmark cases with a thorough discussion of the legal context, trends, and generalizations to guide all school personnel in their daily activities. Comprehensive coverage of students' and teachers' rights are presented in a clear, straightforward manner. In this new edition, changes in the law and emerging areas of controversy, such as the Religious Freedom Restoration Act, student-initiated devotional activities, discipline of children with disabilities, use of metal detectors in student searches, drug testing of students and employees, judicial oversight in school desegregation, and implementation of affirmative action plans are highlighted. New to This Edition: The content in all chapters has been updated and rewritten, and new sections have been added to reflect recent litigation and capture emerging issues of legal concern. New chapter on special education law (Rights of Students with Disabilities), with charts illustrating IDEA Due Process and applicable laws, reflects the level of legal activity in this area. Increased coverage on numerous topics including sexualharassment, zero tolerance policies, internet use, drug testing, vouchers, and high stakes testing maintains the timeliness of the text so that readers will have access to the most current legal decisions. Extensive documentation in the footnotes, at the bottom of each page, includes not only cases, but also relevant articles for further review. Expanded list of landmark cases in appendices makes it easy to use this book as a reference.
Now in its third edition, California School Law is the only comprehensive source discussing how federal and state law affects the day-to-day operation of the state's traditional public, charter, and private schools. While the book is comprehensive, the authors have written it for a broad audience. California School Law has become a coveted desk-top reference for administrators, governing board members, school attorneys, union leaders, and policymakers. It also has been widely adopted as a classroom textbook in educational administration and education law classes. The first chapter provides an explanation of the legal framework within which California schooling takes place and key players at the state, district, and school level. Ensuing chapters examine student attendance and truancy, curriculum law, employment law, teacher and student rights of expression, the school and religion, students with disabilities, student discipline, privacy and search and seizure, and legal liability in both state and federal court. Also included are chapters on unions and collective bargaining, educational finance issues, and racial and gender discrimination. Appendices provide a glossary of legal terminology, an explanation of how to find and read legislative enactments and judicial decisions, and a list of sources for accessing law. The book's table of contents is included on this website. Law never stands still. To keep current with changing legal precedent, the authors maintain a cumulative update for the third edition at www.californiaschoollaw.org.
Using 10 ready-made lessons, this book equips school leaders with a professional development curriculum to train teachers in areas of educational law that affect their everyday work.
Political factors influence judicial decisions. Arguments and input from lawyers and interest groups, the ebb and flow of public opinion, and especially the ideological and behavioral inclinations of the justices all combine to influence the development of constitutional doctrine. Constitutional Law for a Changing America draws on political science as well as legal studies to analyze and excerpt cases. With meticulous revising and updating throughout, Epstein and Walker streamline material while accounting for recent landmark cases and new scholarship. This seventh edition features two important improvements: - a completely revamped interior layout and design that clearly delineates between commentary and opinion excerpts while more effectively showcasing photos, justice biographies, and the "Aftermath" and "Global Perspective" sidebars. - the case commentary not only details the case "Facts" but now includes an "Arguments" section that details the attorneys' arguments for each side, leading to more focused and effective reading of the case. Cases new to this edition of Rights, Liberties, and Justice include Morse v. Frederick (2007), United States v. Williams (2008), Arizona v. Grant (2009), Safford Unified School District #1 v. Redding (2009), Herring v. United States (2009), Parents Involved in Community Schools v. Seattle School District No. 1 (2007), Meredith v. Jefferson County Board of Education (2007), and Crawford v. Marion County Election Board (2008).
Political Foundations for Becoming a Teacher introduces the political trends, issues, and forces that shape public and private education in the United States. Based on the successful introductory text Becoming a Teacher, this breakout text explores topics such as the effects of high-stakes testing, assessments, and standards-based curricula on the classroom, and the battle among political interest groups to influence education. Readable and practical, Political Foundations for Becoming a Teacher provides a realistic picture of how politics affects the teaching profession and suggests how future teachers can take advantage of expanding leadership roles.
In recent years, the many options for alternative school structures have become a pervasive reality for parents and educators alike. Professional educators Drs. Harris and Lowery present a compelling and detailed analysis of the practical and philosophical questions that arise when choosing a magnet, independent, religious, or home schooling system. With millions of children in some sort of alternative school, and with the importance of these questions ever on the rise in the political arena, A School for Every Child is an indispensable tool for anyone interested in the current state of education today.
Completely revised and rewritten, the Fourth Edition of this leading text takes the theme of the " Teacher as a Professional" and presents a balance between the core topics in foundations and their practical classroom applications. This entirely new and streamlined edition retains its comprehensive range of foundations topics while focusing on accessibility and relevance to pre-service teachers, as well as an emphasis on social issues and trends in schools. Exciting pedagogical features focus on professional practice, technology, national standards, professional portfolios, and other topics. A new chapter on standards and assessment addresses the prevalence of these issues in teachers' lives. A bonus section on the "PRAXIS Series" and state licensure offers FAQs, test-taking tips, and practice questions. This special bonus feature on the "PRAXIS Series" is currently located at the fron of the book. New to this Edition: New design and organization! Chapters are organized into parts to underscore links between chapter topics. New part closing sections include Benchmarks, Online Activities, and Developing a Professional Portfolio features. New! Your Teaching Life in Practice feature occurs in every chapter and presents important topics that teachers face every day in their classrooms. New! Technology in Practice features present many different classroom applications for technology available to teachers. New! Chapter 11 focuses on standards and assessment, issues that are gaining importance to all teachers. New! INTASC Correlations relate the chapter-end Reflective Practice features to INTASC standards, exposing readersto the professional standards they will follow. New! Preparing for the PRAXIS section at the front of the book provides students with a brief tutorial of FAQs, test-taking tips, and sample test questions. Completely Revised! Cultural Awareness features highlight the influence of diversity on classroom practice. Completely Revised! Issues in School Reform features present trends in school reform and how they help to improve life in U.S. schools. Completely Revised! Reflective Practice features serve as a capstone activity for chapters. New! Questions correlated to VideoWorkshop for Foundations of Education are located at the end of each chapter to encourage students to watch the videoclips and think about their implications for classroom instruction.
Representing a major revision of this comprehensive book, the fourth edition expands the authors' premise that the responsibility for successful human resources administration is one that is shared between central HR personnel and local principals. Numerous instructional activities bolster material that examines research relevant to each topic as it happens today and forecasts competencies that will be required of the HR professional tomorrow. Coverage addresses the primary HR processes of planning, recruitment, selection, induction, development, negotiation, compensation, and organizational climate, with special attention paid in this edition to the contribution effective HR administration can make to improving student achievement. For professionals in the field of Human Resources.
A guide for teachers provides information on improving classroom instruction.
This book brings together the latest research on the policy-making process and theories of policy studies, and applies them to key policy areas. Policies are examined using 4 frameworks or "policy lenses"--normative, structural, constituent and technical--are used to enable students to view policy in a range of complexity. The authors have incorporated real world examples and vignettes and divided the text into 3 distinct parts--Theory, Process, Application to make information accessible and useful.
Minimize site-based risk while respecting the legal rights of students, staff, and parents! These recognized school law experts translate the intricacies of school law into proactive day-to-day leadership practice. This second edition contains programmatic guidance for other school district personnel, "management cues" and "risk management guidelines," a comprehensive index, and references to landmark court cases, coverage of the No Child Left Behind Act, and information on state-created danger and deliberate indifference. School administrators can quickly find guidance on issues such as: Staff selection and evaluation Student rights and discipline Special education and IDEA regulations Copyright law Search and seizure Sexual harassment and exploitation