Education and School Law
Brown v Board of Education Summary
One of the most historical court cases especially in terms of education was Brown v Board of Education of Topeka, 347 U.S. 483 (1954). This case took on segregation within school systems, or the separation of white and black students within public schools.
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act
Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act -- The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) (20 U.S.C. § 1232g; 34 CFR Part 99) is a United States federal law that was passed in 1974. The law applies to any school who receives federal funds from the United States Department of Education.
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
Individuals with Disabilities Education Act -- The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) is a United States federal law that was signed into law by President George H. W. Bush in 1990 and had significant amendments in 2004. IDEA regulates how states and public agencies provide educational related services to children ages 0 – 21 who...
Search and Seizure in Schools
Search and seizure -- The Fourth Amendment protects citizens of the United States against illegal search and seizure. However, there are some variations of the search and seizure law, particularly when you are dealing with a school environment. Search and seizure in a school environment is discussed in this article.
Special Education Laws and Legislation
The following Special Education laws are addressed on this page: The Education for All Handicapped Children Act, 1975, 1986 Amendments: Preschool and Infant/Toddler Programs, 1990 Amendments: IDEA, and 1997 Amendments.
What Does the Law Say About Prayer in School?
Prayer in School - One of the most highly debated topics involving schools evolves around prayer in school. Both sides of the argument are very passionate about their stance and there have been many legal challenges to include or exclude prayer in school. Before the 1960’s there was very little resistance to teaching religious principles, bible...