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  • The Student Privacy Act in Texas

    One of the bills the Texas Legislature passed during 2017 was House Bill 2087, entitled†the Student Privacy Act. The act protects data that a student or the studentís parents provide to a website or some other online application for education purposes.

  • Recommended Policy for Teachers and School Districts to Avoid Litigation

    While it may be unfortunate for educators to have to think in these terms, teachers and school districts need to take steps to protect themselves from litigation.

  • University Discipline . . . The Illusion of Due Process

    Higher education institutions, like colleges and universities, have student codes of conduct. A student may be prosecuted by their university for violating such a code. However, when the university prosecution is linked to a criminal investigation the student is in grave danger of self-incrimination.

  • What Is Post-Secondary Child Support?

    Post-secondary support for a child is when, through a court order, a parent paying support to the primary custody parent continues to provide monetary support for college, vocational, trade and graduate school depending on the state, circumstances and how far the youth continues his or her education.

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

    Understanding what the loss of accreditation to a school means to the individual student is important. This usually depends on how far through a degree program or course work the person is when the action occurs. There are many reasons for a school to lose accreditation. However, a warning is often sent when there is a violation and this action may transpire.

  • Which is Best for My Handicapped Childís Education, a 504 Plan or an IEP?

    Determining which plan is better for a child with special education needs depends on various factors. An IEP is an individualized education program designed to improve the school experience with services that meet the needs of children that require additional or alternate help.

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

    An Individualized Education Plan (IEP) is used when children are in need of assistance due to issues such as attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, learning disabilities and other special needs that necessitate alternate teaching methods.

  • Criminal Background Checks from a Private Investigator

    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 background, neighbors may have a sordid history of sexual abuse of a minor, employees may steal and domestic workers may have a track record of fraudulent activity. To combat these realities, people may turn to a private investigator to inspect the background of someone in their lives.

  • "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 Straus, the Speaker of the Texas House of Representatives, has indicated that the legislature will study the thorny issue of recapture during the upcoming session.

  • 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 immigration, abortion and gun ownership.

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