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Teachers And The Common Core In Connecticut: From The State Capitol To A City School, Elaina G. Rollins 2016 Trinity College

Teachers And The Common Core In Connecticut: From The State Capitol To A City School, Elaina G. Rollins

Senior Theses and Projects

Forty-two states across the country have adopted the Common Core State Standards, a set of K-12 education benchmarks for English Language Arts and math designed to unify academic expectations and prepare students for college and careers. However, while state governments initially chose whether or not to adopt the standards, previous research has shown that successful implementation of this policy ultimately lies in the hands of local educators. My study therefore seeks to understand how a group of teachers interpret and act on the Common Core State Standards and in what ways these educators use creative teaching strategies to move beyond ...


Towards Collaboration Between Lawyers And Social Workers: A Content Analysis Of Joint Degree Programs, Ifem E. Orji 2016 Graduate Center, City University of New York

Towards Collaboration Between Lawyers And Social Workers: A Content Analysis Of Joint Degree Programs, Ifem E. Orji

All Dissertations, Theses, and Capstone Projects (2014-Present)

Collaboration is a central issue in the interdisciplinary education of social work and law students. Joint JD/MSW degrees have the potential to promote collaboration between practitioners of law and social work in areas where their practices converge. The 1969 recommendations by the National Conference of Lawyers and Social Workers (NCLSW) to establish these joint degree programs assumed that collaborative learning would occur within them. However, prior research has not investigated whether or not this occurs. The purpose of this dissertation was to determine whether evidence of the intent to promote collaboration was present in written materials associated with joint ...


Vindicating The Vaccine: Injecting Strength Into Mandatory School Vaccination Requirements To Safeguard The Public Health, James Lobo 2016 Boston College Law School

Vindicating The Vaccine: Injecting Strength Into Mandatory School Vaccination Requirements To Safeguard The Public Health, James Lobo

Boston College Law Review

An outbreak of measles in California in early 2015 triggered a nationwide discussion about childhood vaccination requirements and the growing “anti-vaccination” movement that has gained traction in certain parts of the country. Proponents of vaccination point to the real danger vaccine-preventable diseases pose and the need to bolster “herd immunity” through aggressive vaccination practices. Meanwhile, opponents decry vaccination predominantly for purported medical reasons, or otherwise object on religious or philosophical grounds. Courts in the United States, including the Supreme Court, have consistently upheld states’ rights to compel mandatory vaccination for schoolchildren to ensure the public health and prevent diseases like ...


Schools Fail To Get It Right On Rap Music, Andrea L. Dennis 2015 University of Georgia School of Law

Schools Fail To Get It Right On Rap Music, Andrea L. Dennis

Popular Media

School officials treat rap music as a serious threat to the school environment. Fear and misunderstanding of, as well as bias against, this highly popular and lucrative musical art form negatively shape their perspectives on this vital aspect of youth culture.

As a result, students who express themselves through rap music in a way that challenges the schoolhouse setting risk the possibility of suspension, permanent exclusion and referral to the criminal justice system.

The ongoing case of Taylor Bell is the latest and most complex battleground on which this issue is playing out.


Tu4dublin Alliance Welcomes Publication Of The Technological Universities Bill, Dublin Institute of Technology 2015 Dublin Institute of Technology

Tu4dublin Alliance Welcomes Publication Of The Technological Universities Bill, Dublin Institute Of Technology

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Further And Further, Amen: Expanded National Labor Relations Board Jurisdiction Over Religious Schools, Christian Vareika 2015 Boston College Law School

Further And Further, Amen: Expanded National Labor Relations Board Jurisdiction Over Religious Schools, Christian Vareika

Boston College Law Review

The National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”) is charged with protecting workers’ rights through providing access to collective bargaining and enforcing unfair labor complaints. This charge meets an oft-competing mission, however, when applied to religiously affiliated educational institutions, which are guaranteed the protections of the religion clauses of the First Amendment. For many years, parochial schools have been beyond the reach of the NLRB. But with the Board’s 2014 decision in Pacific Lutheran University, that longstanding de facto moratorium has been called into question. This Note argues that the NLRB’s recently expanded jurisdiction is both inappropriate and likely unconstitutional ...


Use Of Preponderance Of Evidence In Campus Adjudication Of Sexual Misconduct, Elizabeth Sommer 2015 Northern Michigan University

Use Of Preponderance Of Evidence In Campus Adjudication Of Sexual Misconduct, Elizabeth Sommer

All NMU Master's Theses

How higher education institutions (HEI) handled sexual misconduct cases matters. It matters for survivors, accused, administrators, parents, HEI leaders, regulatory bodies (such as the Office for Civil Rights), and the general public. The 2011 Dear Colleague Letter published by the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights mandated the use of preponderance of evidence in all sexual misconduct cases (Ali, 2011). The change to utilize a low burden of proof, preponderance of evidence, was and is controversial. Despite a large literature base of legal opinions on the use of preponderance of evidence in the campus adjudication process, there are ...


The Dimming Light Of The Idea: The Need To Reevaluate The Definition Of A Free Appropriate Public Education, Sarah Lusk 2015 Pace University School of Law

The Dimming Light Of The Idea: The Need To Reevaluate The Definition Of A Free Appropriate Public Education, Sarah Lusk

Pace Law Review

This paper has five parts. Part I examines Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (“IDEA”), explains the definition of a free appropriate public education (“FAPE”), and explores IDEA’s protections for special-education students facing school discipline. Part II discusses the Supreme Court’s interpretation of IDEA and FAPE, as well as how lower courts have interpreted IDEA. Part III focuses on how schools implement IDEA and treat special-education students. Part IV explores the disproportionate effects of school suspension on disabled students and explains the negative impacts, such as the Pipeline. Part V argues that Congress and the Supreme Court must reevaluate ...


Sharing Stupid $H*T With Friends And Followers: The First Amendment Rights Of College Athletes To Use Social Media, Meg Penrose 2015 Texas A&M University School of Law

Sharing Stupid $H*T With Friends And Followers: The First Amendment Rights Of College Athletes To Use Social Media, Meg Penrose

Meg Penrose

This paper takes a closer look at the First Amendment rights of college athletes to access social media while simultaneously participating in intercollegiate athletics. The question posed is quite simple: can a coach or athletic department at a public university legally restrict a student-athlete's use of social media? If so, does the First Amendment provide any restraints on the type or length of restrictions that can be imposed? Thus far, neither question has been presented to a court for resolution. However, the answers are vital, as college coaches and athletic directors seek to regulate their athletes in a constitutional ...


Civil Claims For Uncivilized Acts: Filing Suit Against The Government For American Indian Boarding School Abuses, Andrea Curcio 2015 Georgia State University College of Law

Civil Claims For Uncivilized Acts: Filing Suit Against The Government For American Indian Boarding School Abuses, Andrea Curcio

Andrea A. Curcio

This article discusses how, from the late 1800s through the early 1970s, the American government removed American Indian children from their parents and placed them in government-run boarding schools as part of the plan to decimate American Indians as a distinct people. It discusses the schools' inhumane living conditions as well as the abuse suffered by young children as the government implemented its de-culturization plan through these schools. The article then discusses potential civil claims available to boarding school attendees, including claims under the Tucker Act and FTCA, as well as international law claims. It also briefly reviews Canadian governmental ...


Book Review, Smart Copyright Compliance For Schools, Margaret Butler 2015 Georgia State University College of Law

Book Review, Smart Copyright Compliance For Schools, Margaret Butler

Margaret Butler

No abstract provided.


Recent Developments In Consumer Arbitration Case Law: 1997- Jan 1999, Mark Budnitz 2015 Georgia State University College of Law

Recent Developments In Consumer Arbitration Case Law: 1997- Jan 1999, Mark Budnitz

Mark E. Budnitz

The state of education in America is rapidly changing. Declining budgets, increased federal expectations, and diminished standing globally have triggered numerous calls for reform and innovation. One of the most popular responses by state legislatures to date has come in the form of vouchers for students to attend private schools. While much has been written about vouchers generally, few scholars have researched the impact that vouchers have on children who receive special education services. Some states have adopted special vouchers reserved exclusively for students with disabilities who have an Individualized Education Plan (IEP) in accordance with the Individuals with Disabilities ...


Opening Doors: Preventing Youth Homelessness Through Housing And Education Collaboration, Courtney Anderson 2015 Georgia State University College of Law

Opening Doors: Preventing Youth Homelessness Through Housing And Education Collaboration, Courtney Anderson

Courtney L Anderson

No abstract provided.


The Legal Foundations Of Special Education, Wendy Hensel, Colleen O'Rourke 2015 Georgia State University College of Law

The Legal Foundations Of Special Education, Wendy Hensel, Colleen O'Rourke

Wendy F. Hensel

Special Education for All Teachers provides practical information, presents the philosophy of inclusion, and the application and implementation of laws related to the education of students with special needs, and discusses the identifying characteristics of students with special needs.


A Benign Prior Restraint Rule For Public School Classroom Speech, Scott R. Bauries 2015 University of Kentucky College of Law

A Benign Prior Restraint Rule For Public School Classroom Speech, Scott R. Bauries

Law Faculty Scholarly Articles

This Article is a contribution to a symposium on schools and free speech. It advances the claim that the First Amendment doctrines that apply to the classroom should adopt a benign prior restraint rule. In the case of teacher classroom speech, the Garcetti rule should apply where the government’s action in interfering with the speech constitutes a prior restraint—the First Amendment should not reach such interference. In cases where a teacher first speaks and then is later punished for that speech, however, basic notions of due process and the dangers of arbitrary governmental decision making are far more ...


Caught In A Time Warp: The Education Rights Of English Language Learners, Rosemary Salomone 2015 St. John's University School of Law

Caught In A Time Warp: The Education Rights Of English Language Learners, Rosemary Salomone

Journal of Civil Rights and Economic Development

No abstract provided.


Current Medico-Legal Issues In Workers' Compensation, Dean M. Hashimoto 2015

Current Medico-Legal Issues In Workers' Compensation, Dean M. Hashimoto

Dean M. Hashimoto

Presented at at a conference on risk management for self-insured colleges and universities.


Supreme Court Preview: Fisher, An "Honest" Affirmative Action Defense, David Forte 2015 Cleveland State University

Supreme Court Preview: Fisher, An "Honest" Affirmative Action Defense, David Forte

David F. Forte

Forte argues that in the long running case of Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin, insufficient notice has been paid to the shifting justifications offered by the University of Texas for its racially targeted admissions program. In some ways, the University has realized that it may have been too honest for its own good, and the change of its grounds reflects the way the Supreme Court has allowed universities to play a game of charade.


Nfib’S New Spending Clause: Congress’ Limited Authority To Prevent Campus Sexual Assault Under Title Ix, Ravika Rameshwar 2015 University of Miami Law School

Nfib’S New Spending Clause: Congress’ Limited Authority To Prevent Campus Sexual Assault Under Title Ix, Ravika Rameshwar

University of Miami Law Review

“Too many girls and women still confront ‘No Trespassing’ signs throughout educational institutions,” read the introduction to the Report Card of Gender Equity written twenty five years after the passing of Title IX.1 Now, forty-three years after the passing of Title IX of the Education Amendment Act, the ‘No Trespassing’ signs have not been removed. As of 1972, females can participate in federally funded education programs—but it comes at a cost.2 A 2007 study revealed that one out of every five female college students is sexually assaulted.3 The alarming rate of sexual assault on college campuses ...


Schooling The Police: Race, Disability, And The Conduct Of School Resource Officers, Amanda Merkwae 2015 University of Michigan Law School

Schooling The Police: Race, Disability, And The Conduct Of School Resource Officers, Amanda Merkwae

Michigan Journal of Race and Law

On March 25, 2015, police officers effectuated a violent seizure of a citizen in Kenner, Louisiana: [T]he police grabbed her by the ankles and dragged her away [from the tree]. . . . [She was] lying face down on the ground, handcuffed with her face pressed so closely to the ground that she was having difficulty breathing due to the grass and dirt that was so close to her nose and mouth. An officer was kneeling on top of her, pinning her down with a knee squarely in [her] back. Several other officers, as well as several school administrators, stood around the ...


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