Legal Rights of Teachers and Students

Author: Nelda H. Cambron-McCabe,Martha M. McCarthy,Suzanne E. Eckes

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 9780132619431

Category: Law

Page: 352

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With the goals of providing an awareness of rights and responsibilities, motivating educators to translate basic concepts into actual practice, and generating an interest in further study of the law, this resource gives pre- and in-service educators a concise, informative, comprehensive look at the legal issues affecting their daily activities. Included is practical help for ensuring the legality of the complex decisions educators must make every day in such areas as religion, instruction, student expression, disabilities, discipline, teacher employment, Teachers' Substantive Rights, termination, and tort liability; plus such as English Language Learners, bullying, sexual harassment, vouchers, digital copyright, and more.

Public School Law

Teachers' and Students' Rights

Author: Martha M. McCarthy,Nelda H. Cambron-McCabe,Suzanne E. Eckes

Publisher: Pearson Higher Ed

ISBN: 0133150992

Category: Law

Page: 552

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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.

Principals Avoiding Lawsuits

How Teachers Can Be Partners in Practicing Preventive Law

Author: David Schimmel,Suzanne Eckes,Matthew Militello

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 147583120X

Category: Education

Page: 148

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This book gives principals the tools they need to avoid lawsuits by teaching their staff the information they need to practice preventive law.

A Teacher's Pocket Guide to School Law

Author: Nathan L. Essex

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780133351910

Category: Education

Page: 240

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School Law and the Public Schools by Nathan L. Essex gives educators and policy makers at all levels practical, easy-to-read, relevant information on the historical and contemporary legal issues affecting the organization and administration of schools in the United States. Virtually every topic of concern to today's educators is covered in a practical, easy-to-read organization and style that's accessible even to those with little or no knowledge of the legal issues affecting public schools. Revised chapters in this new Sixth Edition include recent rulings on religion in public schools, social media, Facebook and Twitter challenges, virtual charter schools, administrators' authority at bus stops, legal aspects of teachers and administrators' evaluation, teacher performance and misconduct, 504 Rehabilitation plans, the McKinney-Vento Homeless Act, violence and tragedy in U.S. schools, procedures for evaluating and responding to threats, natural disasters and school safety, proposed changes to No Child Left Behind by the White House, use of chaperones for field trips, and new application exercises at the end of each chapter.

Law and American Education

A Case Brief Approach

Author: Robert H. Palestini,Karen F. Palestini

Publisher: Scarecrow Press

ISBN: 9780810839595

Category: Law

Page: 127

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There is a sizable body of school law with which educators should be familiar if they wish to conduct themselves in a legally acceptable manner. Those educators who 'fly by the seat of their pants' may be in difficulty if sufficient thought is not given to the legal implications of their decisions and conduct. This text provides introductory material for those educators interested in K-12 educational issues, and who have little or no background knowledge in school law.

How to Make Decisions with Different Kinds of Student Assessment Data

Author: Susan M. Brookhart

Publisher: ASCD

ISBN: 1416621067

Category: Education

Page: 140

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In How to Make Decisions with Different Kinds of Student Assessment Data, best-selling author Susan M. Brookhart helps teachers and administrators understand the critical elements and nuances of assessment data and how that information can best be used to inform improvement efforts in the school or district. Readers will learn— * What different kinds of data can—and cannot—tell us about student learning; * What different analyses reveal about changes in student achievement; * How to interpret, use, and share relevant data; and * How to create a model to go from problem to solution in a data-based decision-making process. With easy-to-understand explanations, supplemented by examples and scenarios from actual schools, this book offers a path to better understanding, more accurate interpretation of assessment results, and—most important—more effective use of data to improve teaching and learning.

Teachers and the Law

Author: David Schimmel,Leslie R. Stellman,Louis Fischer,Cynthia K. Conlon

Publisher: Pearson College Division

ISBN: 9780133564464

Category: Education

Page: 476

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Future teachers and administrators and current school professionals get a comprehensive, user-friendly guide to critical school law topics and issues in this widely popular book. Using a unique question and answer format based on real cases from school districts throughout the country, the authors provide a thorough, wide-ranging understanding of public school law in the United States today. The clear, jargon-free writing style is ideal for readers without a strong legal background, as it eliminates technical and intimidating legal speak in favor of clear, simple explanations. "The new edition covers topics of concern today including: " The rights of transgender students. Procedural versus substantive due process. Charter schools and vouchers. Students' privacy rights when using computer. The federal laws affecting disabled students, and includes a discussion of a recent affirmative action case.

Policy Studies for Educational Leaders

An Introduction

Author: Frances C. Fowler

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780132678117

Category: Education

Page: 362

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In this Fourth Edition of renowned authority Frances Fowler's Policy Studies for Educational Leaders, future educational leaders and actual K-12 administrators get a solid, comprehensive grounding in education policy and the policy process and the important political theories upon which it is based. Included is essential background information about the cultural, economic, demographic, and institutional roots of educational policy and an incisive look at the history of educational policy.

School Law and the Public Schools

A Practical Guide for Educational Leaders

Author: Nathan L. Essex

Publisher: Pearson

ISBN: 0133984583

Category: Education

Page: 384

View: 529

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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. An essential, practical, hands-on resource for school leaders, policymakers, and other educational personnel, this practical, clear, and easy-to-understand guide looks at both the historical background and the contemporary legal issues that affect virtually every aspect of schools today. The new Sixth Edition of School Law and the Public Schools by Nathan Essex brings readers the latest information on today’s most critical issues, among them: recent rulings on religion in public schools, social media, Facebook and Twitter challenges, virtual charter schools, administrators’ authority at bus stops, legal aspects of teachers and administrators’ evaluation, teacher performance and misconduct, 504 Rehabilitation plans, the McKinney-Vento Homeless Act, violence and tragedy in U.S. schools, procedures for evaluating and responding to threats, natural disasters and school safety, proposed changes to No Child Left Behind by the White House, and the use of chaperones for field trips. Numerous application exercises and case studies give the concepts real-life meaning, and illustrative tables and figures further reinforce and amplify the ideas.

Law and Ethics in Educational Leadership

Author: David L. Stader

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780132685870

Category: Education

Page: 301

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Law and Ethics in Educational Leadership, 2/e presents a real-world, problem-based approach that shows leadership candidates how to apply the legal knowledge, ethical dispositions, and other skills necessary to become successful school leaders. In a user-friendly, coherent approach to the study of legal issues the author shows how changes in law and society impact decision-making, and how to apply ethical frameworks to their own future decision-making. Included are numerous opportunities to analyze, evaluate, and synthesize legal knowledge and ethical frameworks to begin thinking like school leaders. Illustrative case studies show readers the ambiguity presented by many problems they will face as school leaders and encourage them to analyze the circumstances surrounding the dilemma and respond appropriately.

Teaching and Learning Through Multiple Intelligences

Author: Linda Campbell,Bruce Campbell,Dee Dickinson

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: N.A

Category: Education

Page: 342

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Teaching and Learning Through Multiple Intelligences in an outstanding resource that offers expert analysis of Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligencesand the knowledge to extend this theory to effective classroom practice. Broad-based and comprehensive, this text describes implications for pedagogy, team-teaching, student strengths, curriculum, assessment, community involvement, and diverse classroom models. The authors devote one chapter to each of the eight intelligences. They define intelligence, provide a checklist for identifying it, suggest environmental considerations, and offer related teaching strategies. Additional chapters survey Gardner's recent work on teaching for understanding, performance-based assessment, and model MI school programs and student outcomes. New to this Edition New Chapter 1 on The Influence of MI Theory on Teacher's Beliefs and Classroom Practices reviews cases and research on student intelligence and shows how these beliefs can change educational goals and curriculum. Chapters 2-8 on Individual Intelligences have been revised with new technology implications, references and instructional strategies bringing these up to state of the art practice. Curriculum Development in Chapter 9 includes more examples of K-12 curriculums. Assessment has been enhanced with three new approaches to better illustrate current practice (Chapter 10). Lessons Learned (Chapter 11) surveys new research on 100 K-12 MI school programs with student achievement on standardized tests to discuss achievement gains. Not every student learns in the same way! Teaching and Learning Through Multiple Intelligences is an outstanding resource that offers expert analysis of Dr. Howard Gardner's Theory of Multiple Intelligencesand the knowledge to extend this theory to effective classroom practice. Every teacher can develop students' eight intelligences and teach basic skills through multiple modes. Ready-to-use assessment tools and less

Principals Avoiding Lawsuits

How Teachers Can Be Partners in Practicing Preventive Law

Author: David Schimmel,Suzanne Eckes,Matthew Militello

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers

ISBN: 9781475831184

Category: Education

Page: 148

View: 8380

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This book gives principals the tools they need to avoid lawsuits by teaching their staff the information they need to practice preventive law. Lawsuits often begin when teachers unintentionally violate students' rights such as searching a student's cell phone without reasonable suspicion or failing to follow a student's Individualized Education Program. These violations do not occur because teachers intend to break the law. They occurred because the vast majority of teachers are not required to learn about the rights and responsibilities of students and teachers in their teacher preparation programs. As a result, most teachers get their legal information from the "law school" of the teachers' lounge--that is, from colleagues who are similarly uninformed and misinformed. Instead, what teachers want and need is an in-service program that will provide them with a basic understanding of school law. But most busy principals don't have the time, knowledge and resources to provide such a program for their staff. This book will meet this critical, unmet need. It provides principals with the resources and lesson plans they need to incorporate school law into their professional development program. As a result, their teachers will get their information about school law from a reliable source - not from the rumors, fears and myths of the teachers' lounge. By empowering their teachers with legal knowledge, principals and teachers will avoid lawsuits by becoming partners in the practice of preventive law.

School Law

Cases and Concepts

Author: Michael W. Lamorte

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205509294

Category: Law

Page: 496

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This text is written for K-12 educators and others who have little background in school law and need to know the sources of law under which educators operate. It focuses on an understanding of legal rationale and principles that inform practice. Relevant case law, statutory law, constitutional provisions, and commentary are provided to develop a basic understanding of school law issues and the legal rationale underpinning such law. Broad legal concepts such as due process, equal protection, freedom of expression, the wall separating church and state, and reasonable search are stressed to help professional educators gain a better understanding of the legal landscape in which they operate. The case method of studying school law is emphasized. Selected cases present legal concepts in a real world context, assisting students in making the essential connection between more abstract general principles of law and their operational application in schools. This text is revised every three years to present the most current available information. essential skills and tools necessary for basic legal research, case citation, analyzing judicial decisions, and understanding the operations of state and federal systems of government. Lastly, but most importantly, the text is written in a clear, understandable, and interesting manner, to actively engage students in lively discussion, and debate concerning the application of the law in schools. The auther provides notes and questions throughout the book to facilitate better understanding of the law and enable instructors to enrich learning through stimulating class discussions.

School Handbook

Legal Considerations

Author: Mary Angela Shaughnessy

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781558336186

Category: Catholic schools

Page: 120

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Ethical Leadership and Decision Making in Education

Applying Theoretical Perspectives to Complex Dilemmas

Author: Joan Poliner Shapiro,Jacqueline A. Stefkovich

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317681118

Category: Education

Page: 266

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The fourth edition of the best-selling text, Ethical Leadership and Decision Making in Education, continues to address the increasing interest in ethics and assists educational leaders with the complex dilemmas in today’s challenging and diverse society. Through discussion and analysis of real-life moral dilemmas that educational leaders face in their schools and communities, authors Shapiro and Stefkovich demonstrate the application of the four ethical paradigms—the ethics of justice, care, critique, and profession. After an illustration of how the Multiple Ethical Paradigm approach may be applied to real dilemmas, the authors present a series of cases written by students and academics in the field representing the dilemmas faced by practicing educational leaders in urban, suburban, and rural settings in an era full of complications and contradictions. Following each case are questions that call for thoughtful, complex thinking and help readers come to grips with their own ethical codes and apply them to practical situations. New in the Fourth Edition: A new chapter on technology versus respect, focusing on ethical issues such as cyber-bullying and sexting. New cases on teachers with guns, the military and education, children of undocumented immigrants, homeless students, videos in bathrooms, incentive pay, first responders, private alternative high schools, verbal threats, and gaming etiquette. Updates throughout to reflect contemporary issues and recent scholarship in the field of ethical leadership. This edition adds teaching notes for the instructor that stress the importance of self-reflection, use of new technologies, and global appeal of ethical paradigms and dilemmas. Easily adaptable to a variety of uses, this book is a critical resource for a wide range of audiences, including both aspiring and practicing administrators, teacher leaders, and educational policy makers.

Schools That Learn (Updated and Revised)

A Fifth Discipline Fieldbook for Educators, Parents, and Everyone Who Cares About Education

Author: Peter M. Senge,Nelda Cambron-McCabe,Timothy Lucas,Bryan Smith,Janis Dutton

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 0385521863

Category: Education

Page: 608

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"A rich, much-needed remedy for the standardized institutions that comprise too much of our school system today… ideal for teachers and parents intent on resurrecting and fostering students' inherent drive to learn…An essential resource." -Daniel H. Pink, author of DRIVE and A WHOLE NEW MIND “Schools that Learn is a magnificent, grand book that pays equal attention to the small and the big picture - and what's more integrates them. There is no book on education change that comes close to Senge et al's sweeping and detailed treatment. Classroom, school, community, systems, citizenry---it's all there. The core message is stirring: what if we viewed schools as a means of shifting society for the better!" -Michael Fullan, author of Change Leader and Learning Places A new edition of the groundbreaking book that brings organizational learning and systems thinking into classrooms and schools, showing how to keep our nation’s educational system competitive in today’s world. Revised and updated - with more than 100 pages of new material – for the first time since its initial publication in 2000 comes a new edition of the seminal work acclaimed as one of the best books ever written about education and schools. A unique collaboration between the celebrated management thinker and Fifth Discipline author Peter Senge and a team of renowned educators and organizational change leaders, Schools that Learn describes how schools can adapt, grow, and change in the face of the demands and challenges of our society, and provides tools, techniques and references for bringing those aspirations to life. The new revised and updated edition offers practical advice for overcoming the many challenges that face our communities and educational systems today. It shows teachers, administrators, students, parents and community members how to successfully use principles of organizational learning, including systems thinking and shared vision, to address the challenges that face our nation's schools. In a fast-changing world where school populations are increasingly diverse, children live in ever-more-complex social and media environments, standardized tests are applied as overly simplistic "quick fixes," and advances in science and technology continue to accelerate, the pressures on our educational system are inescapable. Schools That Learn offers a much-needed way to open dialogue about these problems – and provides pragmatic opportunities to transform school systems into learning organizations. Drawing on observations and advice from more than 70 writers and experts on schools and education, this book features: -Methods for implementing organizational learning and explanations of why they work -Compelling stories and anecdotes from the “field” - classrooms, schools, and communities -Charts, tables and diagrams to illustrate systems thinking and other practices -Guiding principles for how to apply innovative practices in all types of school systems -Individual exercises useful for both teachers and students -Team exercises to foster communication within the classroom, school, or community group -New essays on topics like educating for sustainability, systems thinking in the classroom, and “the great game of high school.” -New recommendations for related books, articles, videotapes and web sites -And more Schools That Learn is the essential guide for anyone who cares about the future of education and keeping our nation’s schools competitive in our fast-changing world.

The Superintendent's Fieldbook

A Guide for Leaders of Learning

Author: James Harvey,Nelda Cambron-McCabe,Luvern L. Cunningham,Robert H. Koff

Publisher: Corwin Press

ISBN: 1483306399

Category: Education

Page: 400

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Guidance for ever-changing challenges, success through improved effectiveness Equip yourself to face the demands of a superintendent with this practical guide for new and veteran district leaders. Understanding leadership and budgets is only one piece of a pie that has grown to include privatization, performance-based teacher compensation, technology, and global comparisons like PISA. Based on research with 300 superintendents, this new edition is your touchstone for practical advice on how to: Survive on the job Bargain like a pro Work with your school board Tackle the achievement gap Explain to the public what's right with American schools

Educational Leadership

A Bridge to Improved Practice

Author: William G. Cunningham,Paula A. Cordeiro

Publisher: Prentice Hall

ISBN: 9780132678124

Category: Education

Page: 493

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Educational Leadership: A Bridge to Improved Practice describes how successful and effective schools and administrators operate in an increasingly challenging, fast-paced, demanding, and at times revolutionary environment. Readers are offered an integrated view of the knowledge base, research, and practice of administration within a context of multiple perspectives and a wide range of thinking. This edition provides a comprehensive discussion of the field of educational administration in three sections. The Foundations of Educational Leadership presents a context for educational leadership studies with thorough descriptions and applications of educational standards, common practices, and assessments that equip each learner with a solid understanding of his or her own leadership style. Instructional Leadership and Student Learning emphasizes the critical role of the school leader in education, and to the student and the teacher. Operational Support for Effective Teaching and Learning examines the major functions of the school leader, including legal, financial, and stewardship responsibilities. FEATURES OF THIS EDITION INCLUDE: A Problem-Based Learning Project at the end of each section, offering opportunities for applied practice and further understanding New Chapter, Technology and Learning , studies the growth of technologies in schools and what that means for aspiring school leaders. All new Expert Opinions from influential and award-winning educational scholars, including Kathleen Binkowski, Chris Devers, and Ian Martin.

Personnel Administration in Education

A Management Approach

Author: Ronald W. Rebore

Publisher: Allyn & Bacon

ISBN: 9780205269129

Category: School personnel management

Page: 360

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Focusing on personnel administration in education, this text covers fiscal management, curriculum development, physical plant management and employee supervision. It also discusses ethical issues, such as sexual harassment, AIDS in the workplace and rising healthcare costs.