Federal Guidance Issued on School Discipline and Racial Discrimination

The U.S. Department of Education and the U.S. Department of Justice issued a joint Dear Colleague letter Wednesday addressing what they refer to as a very “real” problem regarding racial discrimination and discipline in public schools. The letter provides guidance to school officials in administering disciplinary action that does not discriminate on the basis of race, color or national origin—that [...]

By |2016-12-27T11:07:11-06:00January 10, 2014|

Don’t Drink and Facebook: Why Teachers Should Exercise Caution in the Use of Social Media

It has become a familiar refrain: a teacher posts something inappropriate to his or her private Facebook account that results in being fired from his or her teaching job.  The variations on this refrain are too numerous to list.  The teachers are young, old, male, female and every age in between. They are probationary and nonprobationary. They post pictures of [...]

By |2016-12-27T11:07:12-06:00December 18, 2013|