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January 2018 Legal Update

This monthly legal alert, as a wider view to start the new year, provides two over-arching legal developments: (a) a six-month look at the lower court progeny of the Supreme Court’s… 24 more words

Monthly Legal Update

Federal Education Law

The Constitution

The United States Constitution is the highest law in the land. However, the Constitution does not specifically address education.

The Bill of Rights… 773 more words

School Personnel

Texas Education Code – EDUC § 21.003. Certification Required

(a) A person may not be employed as a teacher, teacher intern or teacher trainee, librarian, educational aide, administrator, educational diagnostician, or school counselor by a school district unless the person holds an appropriate certificate or permit issued as provided by Subchapter B. 

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School Districts

Local Education Agencies (LEA)

1. School districts are governed by their local school boards per TEC § 11.151(b).

“The trustees as a body corporate have the exclusive power and duty to govern and oversee the management of the public schools of the district.   534 more words

Education and the Texas Constitution

Adopted on February 15, 1876, the Texas Constitution has a specific provision for education.

Section I of Article VII says “A general diffusion of knowledge being essential to the preservation of the liberties and rights of the people, it shall be the duty of the legislature of the State to establish and make suitable provisions for the support and maintenance of an efficient system of free public schools.”

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The Foundations of Education Law 

The Constitution 

The United States Constitution is the highest law in the land. However, the Constitution does not specifically address education.

The Bill of Rights… 215 more words

“Five Ways to Parent an Extreme Child Through Elementary School”

Parenting is messy and hard. Teaching is messy and hard. Both are exhausting beyond words. So this is a list from a teacher who is also the parent of a child with invisible disabilities that will help to educate educators and prepare parents for what parenting our children through public education might look like. 1,934 more words