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Monograph #85 ISBN-13: 978-1-56534-154-8The Principal's Legal Handbook contains information and recommendations for practice in four areas. Students and the Law yields interesting and informative answers on a number of issues related to students and the law: recent issues in schools relative to students' rights; the use of technology; and the latest case law and commentary on students' First, Fourth, and Fourteenth Amendment rights. Special Education and the Lawprovides an overview of federal disability law as it applies to public schools today: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and the Individuals with Disabilities Act. Teachers and the Law discusses academic freedom, teacher supervision and student injuries, sexual harassment in the workplace, censorship, teacher performance evaluations, documentation for teacher improvement, dismissal procedures, and teacher certification. Schools and the Law highlights current legal issues faced by public schools, specifically addressing religion in schools, curricular issues, alternative dispute resolution, desegregation, and affirmative action among other topics. Table of ContentsChapter 1: Introduction: The American Legal SystemSection 1: Students and the LawChapter 2: Student Discipline LawChapter 3: Freedom of ExpressionChapter 4: Searches in Public SchoolsChapter 5: Student RecordsChapter 6: Promotion, Retention, and GraduationChapter 7: Child AbuseChapter 8: Student-to-Student Sexual HarassmentChapter 9: Civil Liberties in CyberspaceChapter 10: TruancyChapter 11: Homeschooling and the LawSection 2: Special Education and the LawChapter 12: Fundamentals of Federal Disability LawChapter 13: Discrimination under Section 504 of the Rehabilitation ActChapter 14: Barrier-Free FacilitiesChapter 15: IEPs, Least Restrictive Environment, and PlacementChapter 16: Related Services under the IDEAChapter 17: Secondary School Transition PlanningChapter 18: Disciplining Students with DisabilitiesChapter 19: Parental RightsChapter 20: Assessing Students with Disabilities under the IDEA and NCLBSection 3: Teachers and the LawChapter 21: Teacher DismissalChapter 22: Teacher CertificationChapter 23: Academic Freedom and CensorshipChapter 24: Sexual Harassment in the WorkplaceChapter 25: EvaluationsChapter 26: Student InjuryChapter 27: DocumentationChapter 28: Curriculum in the Public SchoolsSection 4: Schools and the LawChapter 29: The No Child Left Behind ActChapter 30: Religious Influences and Accommodations in Public SchoolsChapter 31: Copyright Laws in the Age of Technology and Their Applicability to the K-12 EnvironmentChapter 32: Charter SchoolsChapter 33: Collective Bargaining in Public SchoolsChapter 34: School Funding LitigationChapter 35: Affirmative ActionChapter 36: School Desegregation during an Era of Judicial DisengagementChapter 37: English Language LearnersChapter 38: Pondering the Future of Education LawIndex