Download and read online Principals Avoiding Lawsuits in PDF and EPUB This book gives principals the tools they need to avoid lawsuits by teaching their staff the information they need to practice preventive law.
Download and read online The Principal s Quick Reference Guide to School Law in PDF and EPUB The go-to legal resource for principals, fully updated! How often does a potential legal issue arise at your school? Now in an expanded third edition, this trusted resource provides clear and helpful guidance from a team of respected school-law experts. Substantive new information shows principals how to: Address student use and misuse of technology, on and off campus Avoid the pitfalls of zero-tolerance discipline policies Lead school safety and violence prevention, including collaboration with school resource officers and other personnel Prevent and respond to bullying incidents Stay current with special education requirements Ensure that employment and evaluation practices reflect the law
Download and read online Principals Avoiding Lawsuits in PDF and EPUB 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.
Download and read online Common Sense School Reform in PDF and EPUB Forget everything you think you know about school reform. Cutting through the cant, sentiment, and obfuscation characterizing the current school reform debate, Frederick M. Hess lacerates the conventional "status quo" reform efforts and exposes the naivete underlying reform strategies that rest on solutions like class size reduction, small schools, and enhanced professional development. He explains that real improvement requires a bracing regime of common sense reforms that create a culture of competence by rewarding excellence, punishing failure, and giving educators the freedom and flexibility to do their work. He documents the scope of the challenges we face and then provides concrete recommendations for addressing them through reforms to promote accountability, competition, a 21st-century workforce, effective school leadership, and sensible reinvention. Engagingly written and drawing on real world experiences and examples, Common Sense School Reform will generate debate and help set the agenda for the future.
Download and read online IJER Vol 26 N3 in PDF and EPUB The mission of the International Journal of Educational Reform (IJER) is to keep readers up-to-date with worldwide developments in education reform by providing scholarly information and practical analysis from recognized international authorities. As the only peer-reviewed scholarly publication that combines authors’ voices without regard for the political affiliations perspectives, or research methodologies, IJER provides readers with a balanced view of all sides of the political and educational mainstream. To this end, IJER includes, but is not limited to, inquiry based and opinion pieces on developments in such areas as policy, administration, curriculum, instruction, law, and research. IJER should thus be of interest to professional educators with decision-making roles and policymakers at all levels turn since it provides a broad-based conversation between and among policymakers, practitioners, and academicians about reform goals, objectives, and methods for success throughout the world. Readers can call on IJER to learn from an international group of reform implementers by discovering what they can do that has actually worked. IJER can also help readers to understand the pitfalls of current reforms in order to avoid making similar mistakes. Finally, it is the mission of IJER to help readers to learn about key issues in school reform from movers and shakers who help to study and shape the power base directing educational reform in the U.S. and the world.
Download and read online How to Prevent Special Education Litigation in PDF and EPUB It is essential that todays educators and school leaders are more informed about the legal rights and entitlements of students with disabilities. This resource provides eight easy-to-implement lesson plans on special education law that require no legal knowledge and can be facilitated by school principals, special education directors, teachers, or university instructors. In short one-hour sessions, participants learn by engaging in practical activities instead of only passive reading about the law. All of the lessons utilize actual situations that have led to expensive litigation and each includes the following sections: Introduction for Facilitators; Materials Needed; Background, Purpose, and Objectives of the Lesson; Hook; Activity; Questions for Conversation; Test Your Knowledge; and Additional Resources. This one-of-a-kind book will help schools and districts reduce the time and energy devoted to dealing with violations of the law, resolving parental complaints, correcting errors by school employees, and more. Book Features: A focus on important special education legal issues occurring in schools today. Field-tested lesson plans that can be adopted by schools nationwide because they are based on federal law. Everything needed to teach the lessons, including materials, scripts, interactive activities, and discussion questions. Measurable objectives and assessments to ensure the participants have learned the intended content of the lesson. School boards spend far too much money on special education litigationfunds that could better be used to provide educational services to children. This book provides a workable framework for school administrators to give their staff the knowledge needed to make legally-correct decisions and avoid costly litigation. Allan Osborne, Former Principal, Snug Harbor Community School, Quincy, MA
Download and read online Human Resources Administration in PDF and EPUB Enhanced and updated, this Fourth Edition of Richard E. Smith’s highly successful text examines the growing role of the principal in planning, hiring, staff development, supervision, and other human resource functions. The Fourth Edition includes new sections on ethics, induction, and the role of the mentor teacher. This edition also introduces "From the Desk of a Principal," a feature which connects the book’s content and applications to the experiences of real school principals.
Download and read online From Schoolhouse to Courthouse in PDF and EPUB From race to speech, from religion to school funding, from discipline to special education, few aspects of education policy have escaped the courtroom over the past fifty years. Predictably, much controversy has ensued. Supporters of education litigation contend that the courts are essential to secure student (and civil) rights, while critics insist that the courts distort policy and that the mere threat of litigation undermines the authority of teachers and administrators. From Schoolhouse to Courthouse brings together experts on law, political science, and education policy to test these claims. Shep Melnick (Boston College) and James Ryan (University of Virginia School of Law) draw lessons from judicial efforts to promote school desegregation and civil rights. Martha Derthick (University of Virginia), John Dinan (Wake Forest University), and Michael Heise (Cornell Law School) discuss litigation over high-stakes testing and school finance in the era of No Child Left Behind. Richard Arum (New York University), Samuel R. Bagenstos (Washington University Law School), and Frederick M. Hess (American Enterprise Institute) analyze the consequences of court rulings for school discipline, special education, and district management. Finally, editors Joshua Dunn and Martin R. West probe the tangled relationship between religious freedom, student speech, and school choice.
Download and read online Essentials of IDEA for Assessment Professionals in PDF and EPUB Quickly acquire the practical coverage and guidance you need to understand the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) governs how states and public agencies provide early intervention, special education, and related services to children with disabilities. To understand it thoroughly, school psychologists, teachers, and other school service providers need a comprehensive resource to guide them in what this frequently amended Act means and how it should be interpreted. The first concise, yet authoritative, book of its kind on which professionals can rely to navigate this often-misunderstood law, Essentials of IDEA for Assessment Professionals is that source. Like all the volumes in the Essentials of Psychological Assessment series, each chapter features numerous callout boxes highlighting key concepts, bulleted points, and extensive illustrative material, as well as test questions that help you gauge and reinforce your grasp of the information covered. Written in the user-friendly and well-known Essentials format, each of the seven concise chapters covers terminology, classification, assessments/evaluations, and other topics related to IDEA. With an accompanying CD offering commentary on judicial decisions related to interpretation of IDEA, as well as references to the 2006 final regulations for IDEA 2004 and Section 504 regulations, Essentials of IDEA for Assessment Professionals provides helpful guidelines for educational assessments and evaluations.
Download and read online Avoiding Legal Hassles in PDF and EPUB Veteran school administrators, Streshly and Frase, have taken their classic "quick reference" and combined it with the insight and experience of a practicing school attorney for a comprehensive, updated edition.
Download and read online Avoiding Or Minimizing Construction Litigation in PDF and EPUB Enables non-attorneys in the construction industry to understand how the construction process and law interact in order to resolve disputes without going to court. Analyzes specific issues concerning contracts, subcontracting, tort claims, insurance and bonds. Recommends strategies for avoiding or terminating litigation if a claim arises. Includes actual case studies and a complete reference of relevant AIA, EJCDC and NSPE documents.
Download and read online The Legal Adviser in PDF and EPUB
Download and read online Negligence in PDF and EPUB Reasonable and prudent principals must know the law of negligence and apply its theory to the crush of activities and expectations of leading a modern school. In most schools, the in-house legal expert is the principal. This book assists, through case studies, legal analyses, and practical applications, principals to be the legal leader of their school.
Download and read online The Pocket Legal Companion to Trademark in PDF and EPUB This book, a primer for the entrepreneur, is filled with valuable and ready-to-use information on using trademarks to avoid lawsuits and protect your ideas. Easy to follow and affordable, this helpful guide will teach you how to manage your trademark to maximize profits, avoid problems, and coexist with other marketers while you market your own product. It also provides answers to your questions about when to call a lawyer and how to avoid needing one. Finally, it offers a full briefing on the problems associated with selecting protectable trademarks that do not infringe established marks, what happens if trademarks are selected carelessly, and what to do if someone infringes your trademark. This handbook will save readers expensive lawyers’ fees, and will make an invaluable addition to the library of anyone who markets a product or service.
Download and read online Principles of the Law of Aggregate Litigation in PDF and EPUB The Principles aim to help judges, legislators, and others make aggregation decisions correctly, and to improve the management of cases in which aggregation is allowed. In addition to formal aggregation in litigated settings, such as with class actions, the work addresses a broader array of cases that are bundled together and settled or tried to test the value of related claims.