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David’s Law Combats Bullying in Schools

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New Law Limits Suspensions for Young Students

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Trial Court Holds Suit By Muslim Student Who Brought Homemade Clock To School Failed To State Viable Claims; Court Allows Opportunity To Restate Claims

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Houston ISD to pay $300K for audit of special education

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Parent’s Special Education Lawsuit Dismissed for Failure to Pursue a Due Process Hearing

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Supreme Court Backs Family in Case on Denial of Service Dog in School

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NSBA Issues New Guide to Serving Undocumented Students

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Recap of the TX 85th Legislative Session

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Texas Senate Passes Bill to Increase Access to Virtual Charter Schools

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Restorative Discipline Practices Author Visits South Africa

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New Video on the TEXRP Conference

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Bathroom Bill highlights difficulties changing birth certificates

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Law School Association Boycotts Texas Over Bathroom, Sanctuary Bills

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Court Sides With Transgender Student Allowing Him To Use Boys’ Restroom At School

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Legal Developments

SB7 Increases Penalties for Teacher/Student Relationships

Senate Bill 7, effective on September 1st, expands the scope of offenses related to improper relationships between educators and students, tightens reporting requirements, and authorizes administrative penalties against educators who engage in improper relationships...
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Governor Signs Bill with Stiffer Penalties for Inappropriate Educator-Student Relationships

On May 25, 2017, Governor Greg Abbott signed Senate Bill 7 (SB 7) to strengthen penalties for inappropriate teacher-student relationships in Texas.   The bill amends several provisions of the Texas Education Code, Penal Code, and Code of Criminal Procedure.  Penal...
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Trial Court Allows Case To Proceed Against Bus Monitor For Alleged Assault; Dismisses Claims Against The School District

San Juana Guerrero Saldana filed suit against Angleton ISD and school bus driver Rachel Hernandez on behalf of her child, whom she described as “an autistic child who is not vocal and is therefore significantly disabled and [who] attends a special care facility in...
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