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National Organization on Legal Problems of Education

Works: 164 works in 302 publications in 1 language and 11,794 library holdings
Genres: Periodicals  Conference papers and proceedings  Reference works  Digests  Abstracts 
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Classifications: KF4102.5, 379
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Most widely held works about National Organization on Legal Problems of Education
Most widely held works by National Organization on Legal Problems of Education
The Yearbook of education law by Stephen B Thomas( )

in and held by 1,204 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Yearbook of school law by Lee O Garber( )

in and held by 698 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legal problems of religious and private schools by Ralph D Mawdsley( )

8 editions published between 1983 and 1995 in and held by 495 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The range of nonpublic schools in the United States is considerable, from home instruction by parents to prestigious private schools, with or without religious affiliation. The continuing growth in nonpublic education can hardly be blamed on a disenchantment with or an apathy toward public schools; the central common denominator is a basic concern that parents should be able to determine the forum for education. While not itself the sole cause for withdrawal of children from a public school, the inability of parents to effect changes in public school programs or curricula because of judicially imposed impediments has probably contributed to parental and student frustration. Within the six sections of this document, select legal problems of religious and private schools are examined including: (1) tort liability regarding such topics as charitable immunity, field trips, and supervision of students; (2) institution, student, and faculty relations and constitutional and contractual considerations; (3) governing board liability; (4) governmental regulation of nonpublic schools; (5) federal antidiscrimination legislation; and (6) special problems including the issues of copyrights, the bankruptcy code and students debts, and the Immigration and Reform Control Act. (753 references) (km)
Search and seizure in the public schools by Lawrence F Rossow( )

7 editions published between 1987 and 1995 in and held by 331 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This monograph attempts to provide clear understanding of the standards presented by the Supreme Court in "New Jersey V.T.L.O." relative to search and seizure in public schools, and suggests practical ways of applying search and seizure law to situations in the school setting. ("T.L.O." are the initials of the anonymous student.) After an introduction, section 2 examines students' rights and the Fourth Amendment, describing the amendment's source and applicability in public schools. The reasonableness standard is examined in the third section, applying the standard to "New Jersey V.T.L.O." and detailing a two-pronged test, the tips formula. Taking into account certain variables, the tips formula aids in search and seizure decisions by defining reasonable search as comprising two elements: (1) reasonable suspicion, examining the thing to be found and the information source; and (2) reasonable scope, involving the place or person being searched and the measures used in the actual search. (Tips stands for the thing to be found, the information source, the place or person being searched, and the search methods.) Considerations of penalties, involvement of the police, and common errors are examined in section 4. Section 5 focuses on application of the reasonableness standard after the "New Jersey v T.L.O." case and discusses other cases involving search and seizure and/or drug testing. Sections 6 and 7 contain a summary, and conclusion and remarks, respectively. Included in the monograph are five figures. (Wth)
Pupil transportation and the law by Ralph D Mawdsley( )

4 editions published between 1992 and 1996 in and held by 267 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The School principal and the law by Ralph D., Ed Stern( )

2 editions published in 1978 in and held by 257 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is a collection of twelve papers concerning the role of the public school principal and the legal decisions he or she is forced to make on the job. The twelve contributors are nationally recognized experts in the field of school law and school administration. Topics covered include legal aspects of a principal's employment; authority over personnel; teacher employment, evaluation, and dismissal; collective negotiations; strikes; substantive and procedural issues of student discipline; student crimes; access to student records; tort liability; managing a school's fiscal resources; and ensuring equality of educational opportunity. (Author/LD)
NOLPE school law journal by National Organization on Legal Problems of Education( )

in and held by 255 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The law of teacher evaluation by Lawrence F Rossow( )

4 editions published between 1992 and 2003 in and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legal problems of school boards by Arthur Adolph Rezny( )

2 editions published in 1966 in and held by 252 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Yearbook of higher education law( )

in and held by 250 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Legal aspects of teacher evaluation by Joseph Beckham( )

2 editions published in 1981 in and held by 249 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Teacher evaluation is fraught with difficulties for several reasons. On the one hand, it is directed to self-improvement and remediation, while on the other, it can be utilized as a tool for nonrenewal of a contract, demotion, reassignment, or dismissal. Moreover, educational researchers are far from reaching consensus on the characteristics associated with teaching success. The successful institution of a policy of teacher evaluation is subject to the influences of teacher unions, community groups, and administrative leadership as well as legal constraints and mandates governing due process, equal protection, and reasonable administrative action. This monograph first addresses constitutional guarantees of substantive and procedural due process, especially where these protections have compelled judicial scrutiny of employment decisions in public educational settings. The second section of the monograph covers federal constitutional and statutory provisions barring discrimination and ensuring equal protection of the law. The final section of the study examines selected legal opinions and statutory laws related to state standards for teacher evaluation. (Author/WD)
Legal aspects of plagiarism by Ralph D Mawdsley( )

3 editions published in 1985 in and held by 240 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The prohibition of student plagiarism by educational institutions creates problems associated with: (1) communicating acceptable practices for citing the works of others; (2) establishing appropriate penalties for those who do not follow the announced standards; (3) ensuring, through due process, the protection of the rights of those accused of plagiarism; and (4) avoiding violations of copyright law. This guide to institutional policy development considers both the academic and the legal issues involved in plagiarism cases. The first chapter pays specific attention to: (1) the promulgation of comprehensible definitions of plagiarism, (2) the provision of adequate notice of the existence of an institutional policy, (3) the legal importance of determining whether the plagiarism was intentional, and (4) the extent of the contractual nature of the relationship of student to institution. The second chapter looks closely at whether plagiarism is an academic or disciplinary matter and considers students' rights in disciplinary actions. The third chapter focuses on three legal issues involving copyrighted material: the ownership of student-produced plagiarized material, the "fair use" of copyrighted material, and the copyrightability of plagiarized material. Examples of plagiarism provided in Dartmouth College's student handbook are appended. (Pgd)
Legal issues in the dismissal of teachers for personal conduct by Floyd G Delon( )

2 editions published in 1982 in and held by 205 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Limited to teacher conduct of a nonverbal nature occurring outside the school setting, this monograph presents the case law resulting from the dismissal of teachers for unacceptable conduct. The first section reviews literature on teachers' personal conduct. The second deals with the issue of whether a teacher is obligated to serve as an exemplar for students and concludes that the requirement has been abandoned in many jurisdictions but retained in others, such as Pennsylvania and Maine. The second section discusses whether a nexus must be established between objectionalbe personal conduct and fitness to teach; it is concluded that this requirement gained wide acceptance in the 1970s. Addressed in the second section is the question of vagueness of the term "immorality" in dismissal statutes, noting that only in Oregon have the courts considered this term unconstitutionally vague. Substantive due process is discussed in the fourth section, with the final conclusion that a board policy rationally related to a legitimate purpose is likely to withstand a substantive due process challenge. Section five looks at a teachers' constitutional right to privacy, noting that this right is not yet clearly defined. (Author/JM)
The First Amendment and school employees : a practical management guide : how to prevent the First Amendment case -- suggested actions and forms applying the First Amendment standards to the school environment by Kelly Frels( )

7 editions published in 1986 in and held by 197 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This guide reviews legal standards inherent in the First Amendment and recommends management techniques that ensure employees' free speech rights while maintaining school efficiency. Section 1, "Introduction," presents an overview of the trend toward litigation in which public employees allege that school officials have violated First Amendment rights. "The First Amendment Standards in School Employment," section 2, applies Supreme Court holdings to the school environment. Section 3,"The Usual First Amendment Case," explores the reasons employees normally sue--perceived unfair or undignified treatment. "Preventing the First Amendment Case," section 4, recommends that officials avoid circumstances that lead to lawsuits. The section investigates leadership, employees' rights, evaluation and documentation, and the grievance process. Section 5, "Potential First Amendment Pitfalls," evaluates problem areas in management decisions, including the chain of command and employee civil disobedience. "Evaluating and Executing Adverse Employment Decisions," section 6, reviews processes involved when a supervisor terminates an employee engaged in a free speech activity. Section 7, "Summary and Conclusion," suggests that administrators establish an environment of fair treatment and that supervisors respond immediately to employee needs. Three appendices are included. (Cjh)
Frontiers of school law by National Organization on Legal Problems of Education( )

3 editions published in 1973 in and held by 192 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This volume contains 20 conference speeches that cover a wide spectrum of legal issues and professional problems, such as (1) the rights of nontenured teachers to due process in nonrenewal cases; (2) the legal ramifications of the Equal Employment Opportunity Act of 1972; (3) the authority of Congress to limit the jurisdiction of federal courts; (4) the aftermath of the Amish case; (5) the school desegregation case -- Bradley vs Richmond; (6) women's rights in education; (7) the busing controversy; (8) special programing of children in public schools; (9) equal educational opportunity for handicapped children; (10) sex education; (11) student rights; (12) high school pregnancies; and (13) guidelines for police-school cooperation. (Jf)
School law in changing times by M. A McGhehey( )

3 editions published in 1982 in and held by 190 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This twenty-one chapter book deals with important, timely topics in school law. Topics include home instruction in place of public school attendance; judicial review of labor arbitration awards; procedures for nonrenewal of nontenured teachers that avoid constitutional problems; discipline by grade reduction and grade denial based on attendance; emerging and reemerging issues in church-state relations; and evolution and creationism. Also covered are school board censorship of library books and curriculum materials; the comparable worth concept for narrowing the earnings gap between men and women; resegregation and black English; judicial, legislative, and administrative trends concerning bilingual education; and law-related education. The book looks at the legal aspects of reduction in force; the debate over which areas are regulated by Title ix, especially the questions of athletics and employment; collective negotiation and the First Amendment; cases pending before the Supreme Court; and copyright laws affecting education. Final chapters deal with developments in fiscal equalization of state school support programs; an update of the burden of proof issue in applying the First and Fourteenth Amendments; discipline under the Education for All Handicapped Act; and the case against tuition tax credits. (Author/JM)
The legacy of the Burger court and the schools, 1969-1986 by Richard S Vacca( )

3 editions published in 1991 in and held by 184 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Sport law by Linda A Sharp( )

2 editions published in 1990 in and held by 181 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book is uniquely organized around management functions rather than legal theory. Its clear and informative approach will help you understand how legal concepts relate to specific managerial functions and will help prepare you to assume a broad range of responsibilities in sport, education, or recreation. Wheter you work in a high school, college, Olympic, or professional sport organization; administer recreation programs; manage fitness/health clubs; or work as a coach or teacher, legal concerns will inevitably be woven into your managerial concerns. This book shows how knowledge of the law creates a competitive advantage and helps build a more efficient and successful operation that better serves the needs of your constituents
The law of home schooling by William MacGuire Gordon( )

1 edition published in 1994 in and held by 178 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

School law reporter( )

in and held by 176 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Search and seizure in the public schools
Alternative Names

controlled identityEducation Law Association (U.S.)


N.O.L.P.E. (National Organization on Legal Problems of Education)


NOLPE (National Organization on Legal Problems of Education)

Organization on Legal Problems of Education


The law of teacher evaluation