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- The Protection of Texas Children Law Gets New Scrutiny
One of the controversies arising from the mass shooting that took the lives of 17 students at the Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida is a proposal floated by President Donald Trump that some teachers be armed.
- Texas Students Seek More Open Educational Resources Materials
As anyone who has ever been to an institution of higher learning knows, textbooks can be a significant expense. According to a 2013 article in the Atlantic, a study conducted by the American Enterprise Institute reported that the cost of course materials had risen 812 percent between 1978 and that year, faster than health care, home prices, and, naturally, inflation.
- New STAAR Test Guidelines Issued in Texas in the Wake of Harvey
Harvey disrupted a great many aspects of Texas life, not the least of which was education. Many schools in the area affected by Texas were closed for days or even weeks, and some students were required to continue their learning at other schools as the ones they had attended underwent repairs.
- Special Legal Rights Enjoyed by Teachers
Teachers are provided special legal rights through employment contracts, prohibition of instances of discrimination, protections from dismissal in various forms and other state and federal provisions. While these are enjoyed by educators, it is important to know what these special legal rights mean.
- Breach of Contract Legal Issues Involving Teachers
Contracts for employment bind teachers to an administration and a school district. Equally, these educators are provided the benefits and employment length of the legally binding agreement period, and this may entail laws, the offer, and other considerations that could affect the school board and the students.
- Is It Legal for a School Not to Renew My Teaching Contract if I Reasonably Expected It to Continue?
When a teacher is contracted to work at a specific school, it is often reasonable to expect that his or her continued working relationship will provide for a renewed contract for future teaching. However, sometimes, the administration has determined that the teach is no longer the right fit at the end of the contract and may hire someone else.
- 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.