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My School Lost Accreditation After I Graduated, Is My Degree Valid?

  June 27, 2017     By HG.org
Understanding what the loss of accreditation to a school means to the individual student is important. This usually depends on how far through a...

Which is Best for My Handicapped Child’s Education, a 504 Plan or an IEP?

  June 1, 2017     By HG.org
Determining which plan is better for a child with special education needs depends on various factors. An IEP is an individualized education...

What Should I Do? The School Is Failing to Implement the IEP for My Child

  By HG.org
An Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is used when children are in need of assistance due to issues such as attention deficit hyperactivity...

Criminal Background Checks from a Private Investigator

  By HG.org
Today, there are many ways that a person can infiltrate the life of another and cause him or her harm. Romantic partners may lie about their...

"Robin Hood" Faces Scrutiny Again in 2017 Session in Texas

School funding, a perennial item on the Texas Legislature's to-do list, is likely to make another appearance during the 2017 session as Joe...

5 Most Notable Supreme Court Rulings in 2016

2016 has come and gone, leaving us with some major rulings by the Supreme Court of the United States on many current issues including...

Hiring an Attorney to Enforce a Child’s Special Education Rights

If you feel that your child is not receiving the appropriate level of education because a school or district has denied them either correct...

An Overview of Special Education Law

  By HG.org
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act ("IDEA") (originally the Education for All Handicapped Children Act of 1975, Public Law 94-142)...

What Educational Rights Does My Disabled Child Have?

  By HG.org
In the United States, every child is entitled to a free public education. Additionally, having a disability triggers additional protections...

Student Records Confidentiality Laws

The disclosure of student records can be important an issue in litigation, including cases involving students and educational matters, child...

Judge Strikes Down Teacher Tenure in California

California education employment codes found unconstitutional. Tenure struck down.

Education Sector In India - Legal Perspective & Analysis

Right to education has now become a fundamental right under Article 21A of the Constitution of India, although, the United Nations (UN)...

How Much Contact Should Children Legally Be Allowed to Have With Their Teachers?

  By HG.org
What has been perceived as a rash of inappropriate teacher-student relationships has led to some interesting new legal territory. Concerned...

Are Online Degrees Really Valid and Legal?

  By HG.org
Whenever jobs become scarce, one of the first industries to see a boost is higher education. In order to compete, many job seekers return to...

Anti-Bullying Laws in America

  By HG.org
Millions of Americans experienced bullying at some point as a child. I personally experienced bullying between 5th and 8th grade when I went...

Stuck With Unaffordable Student Loans, Now What?

  By HG.org
Every year, millions of students are convinced to take on student loans with promises of huge salaries upon graduation, but often the reality is...

Education Rights for Children with Special Needs

  By HG.org
One of the most difficult situations for parents with special needs children can be ensuring that those children get the education to which they...

Drug Convictions Disqualify Student Financial Aid Applicants

People with a one drug possession conviction lose Student Financial Aid eligibility for one year from conviction date. People with two drug...

California School’s Duty to Report Abuse

In California, the responsibility of school employees to report suspicion of child abuse is not only a component of a person’s moral compass,...

Teacher Loses Job, Heads to Prison for DWI Crash

Most often, when a teacher is charged with a criminal offense, their job is in jeopardy. A tenured teacher facing disciplinary and possible...

Illinois Whistleblower Reward and Protection Act

Illinois passed the Illinois False Claims Act (IFCA), previously called the “Illinois Whistleblower Reward and Protection Act,” in 1991. The...

Massachusetts High Court Rules Whether Employee that Accepted Lay-Off Package Gets Unemployment

  By Kurker Law
On June 16, 2011, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) considered whether the plaintiff, a former employee of Verizon, was entitled...

Massachusetts High Court Extends Retaliation Protection to Former Employees

  By Kurker Law
On May 12, 2011, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court (“SJC”) upheld a trial court ruling that an employer who filed a baseless lawsuit...

Lack of Employee Training?

Does improper employee training warrant a call to a Las Vegas workers’ compensation lawyer? In some cases employers try to say that the employee...

Defense Contractor Fraud

The False Claims Act (“FCA”) is particularly important in the area of defense contracts. In fact, the FCA was enacted due to the sever abuses...

Prevailing Wage Laws and the False Claims Act

Prevailing wage laws(1) require that contractors and subcontractors who obtain certain government construction and service contracts pay their...

White House Offers New Relief to Student Loan Borrowers

President Obama has announced a plan that seeks to lessen the burden of paying back student loans. The plan calls for lowering the maximum...

Why We Need The DREAM Act Now

For some time now, lawmakers have insisted that immigration reform, if it is to happen, must be comprehensive, dealing with all of the problems...

A Safe Harbor for Educational Use of Copyrighted Works. The Teach Act

Distance learning has become an increasingly popular means of teaching educational topics to students on-line in undergraduate, graduate and...

Texas College Sued by Students for Misrepresenting that It Would Become Accredited

Several students have sued Argosy University, which is an education system of Education Management Corporation (Nasdaq: EDMC) in Dallas County...

The Homeschooling Court Victory for Parents in California - Can Parents Rest Easy?

The author examines the recent homeschooling court victory for parents in California. While he concludes that parents of homeschooled children...

Know Your Rights When You Are Being Bullied

  By HG.org
Due to the tragic consequences of bullying, a multitude of laws, programs and policies have been enacted to curtail this aggressive and damaging...

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