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- Texas Schools Hit by Hurricane Harvey Plead for Exemption from School Accountability Ratings
One of the lingering effects of Hurricane Harvey, which drenched a great deal of the Texas Gulf Coast centered on the Houston-Galveston area, has been how it has impacted the school districts in the affected area.
- The Need for More Medical Residency Positions Discussed in Texas Legislature
As Business Insider recently noted, going to medical school in Texas can be a real bargain. The state caps in-state tuitions at about 6,650 per year at Texas medical schools.
- What to Give Up and What to Fight for in Divorce Proceedings
Divorce stresses you mentally, emotionally, and often physically. You are tired of the conflict, and just want the process over. In divorce as in life generally, it is wise to pick your battles. Knowing what to give up and what to fight for during the divorce proceedings is crucial for getting through this difficult time. Think long-term rather than short-term when making your choices.
- Who Is Liable for Injuries from School Violence?
Schools have a duty to keep kids safe. When students are injured due to violent acts while under the care of school employees or contacted agencies, schools and service providers may be able to be held liable.
- School Bus Dropped My Child at Wrong Place and She Was Lost. Can I Sue?
Many parents have experienced the occurrence of going to pick up their child from the bus stop and him or her not being there. They may have missed a stop, fallen asleep on the bus or forgot their address. If a child is dropped in the wrong place, he or she may even go missing. When school buses make this mistake, parents may consider taking legal action.
- New Law in Texas Helps Charter Schools Maintain Facilities
The Texas Tribune is reporting†that, thanks to a new school finance law, House Bill 21, Texas charter schools will get funding for leasing and maintaining buildings and other facilities. $60 million will be allocated to charter schools that meet state standards, divided up according to the number of students.
- 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.