It's that time of year again. Now that summer is winding down, students are gearing up to head back to school. For parents, a new school year often brings new questions and concerns about the well-being and safety of their children. As the leading source for online legal information, FindLaw.com has the answers to the legal questions consumers are asking.
FindLaw provides a wealth of articles and resources to help students and parents learn more about their rights and options in education. Everything from school safety to discrimination in education is covered in FindLaw's Education Law section. Below, you'll find four ways in which FindLaw serves consumers in the area of education law.
School Safety Tips
School safety questions are on the minds of all parents. How far can schools go to protect their students? Can parents be held accountable for the actions of their children? What are the penalties for possessing a weapon on campus? FindLaw's section on School Safety provides answers to these questions and many more.
Student Loan Strategies
As the cost of education continues to rise, more and more students rely on student loans to pay for their education. However, as many recent graduates have discovered, student loan debt can be a heavy burden to carry. FindLaw's Student Loan Relief section offers information on repayment options, the consequences of defaulting on a student loan, how student loan debt is treated in bankruptcy, and more.
Educating Students on Their Rights
Magnet programs and school busing promote diversity by allowing students to attend schools that are outside of their area. FindLaw's section on Discrimination at School not only covers the legal framework behind busing, but also bilingual education issues, sexual harassment in education, and much more.
Putting an End to Bullying
Bullying is a widespread problem that school administrators and parents grapple with every day. FindLaw's section on Student Conduct and Discipline provides parents, teachers, and administrators with the tools and knowledge they need to identify instances of bullying and stop them dead in their tracks. The section also offers articles and resources on student codes of conduct, school disciplinary measures, and more.
In addition to FindLaw's extensive collection of legal articles, the site also allows consumers to connect directly with attorneys in their area. FindLaw Answers is a forum where consumers can have their legal questions answered by the community, often including legal professionals specializing in a wide range of areas like education law. Finally, FindLaw's network of legal blogs helps parents, students, and attorneys stay up to date with legal developments in education and many other areas of the law.
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