Articles Posted in Education Law

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By David Wolf, Attorney
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In the United States, schools have budgetary problems that have resulted in the slashing of physical education and recess programs. Some studies suggest that an active child, who gets some breaks during the school day for recess and / or physical education, may be able to concentrate better and perform better in school. In the United States, there is a nationwide problem with obesity and school children. Both schools and parents need to encourage and provide children with a reasonable amount of physical activity, recess and play. You can read more about this story and these interesting studies at Study: Physical Activity in Schools Can Help Boost Performance.

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By Steven Smith, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

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Two year old Olivia Raspanti choked on a carrot and died last year while attending the Carousel Day School in Hicksville, New York. Olivia apparently took the carrot from a teacher’s bag and tried to eat it. She choked and was taken to the hospital where she later died.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

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SchoolBus.jpgWhen parents send their children off to school every day, they do not always know what goes on in the classroom until report cards come out or it becomes time for parent teacher conferences. But having a healthy relationship with your child’s teacher is an important aspect of being involved in your child’s education.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

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alphabet%20on%20black%20chalkboard.jpgDuring the summer months it seems pretty easy to keep in tune with your children. Sports activities, family vacations, and days at the pool help create a strong family bond. But once they leave for that first day of school in the fall, it can be much harder to continue the same level of involvement in their lives. But it is worth it. Many studies have shown that parental involvement helps your kids learn more effectively.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

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BusHome.jpgHeavy fog had reduced visibility on Highway 15 in Dassel, Minnesota to an eighth of a mile, when a truck slammed into the back of a school bus stopped at the intersection. Seventeen Dassel-Cokato school children were on board; eight were taken to the hospital. The driver of the truck was not injured.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

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Military.jpgAccording to the U.S. Defense Department, around 220,000 service members have dependents with Special Needs. But tending to a Special Needs child can be very difficult for military families. Every time the family is transferred to a different school district, parents must figure out the intricacies of local Special Education policies. For spouses of deployed soldiers, the task becomes even more difficult, as they are often forced to deal with it alone.

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By David M. Baum, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

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ServiceDog.jpgAn Illinois Court of Appeals recently upheld the right of an Autistic child, Carter Kalbfleisch, to bring his service dog to school. The court upheld an earlier ruling by the Monroe County Court that allowed the child to bring his autism service dog, named Corbin, to school with him. The Monroe County Court decision had been appealed by the Columbia School District. The School District argued that the dog would be disruptive and that some of the other students might be allergic to it.

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By Kevin Leach, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

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StateLaw.jpgA New Hampshire organization called the Commission to Prevent Childhood Obesity recently presented fourteen recommendations for preventing childhood obesity to New Hampshire governor, John Lynch. The recommendations are:

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By David M. Baum, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

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BusHome.jpgMonique Manjarrez was recently called to pick up her twelve year old autistic son, Jeremy, from Kachina elementary School in Peoria, Illinois. Ms. Manjarrez was told by school administrators that she should pick Jeremy up because he had fallen and hurt himself while in the bathroom with a classroom aide. But when she saw Jeremy’s face, she felt he looked more like he had been beaten, with swollen and bruised eyes and a large bump on the back of his head.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

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Utensils.jpgZachary Christie, a six-year-old first-grader, was suspended and was facing 45 days in an alternative school for troublemakers for taking his favorite camping utensil to school. The utensil was a combination knife/fork/spoon that the child had planned to use to eat his lunch. The child was expelled under the school’s guidelines for dealing with children who bring weapons to school or commit violent offenses.