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Commissioner Issues Rules On Handling Unauthorized Persons On Campus

New Commissioner rules effective August 26, 2018, impact how school districts are required to handle unauthorized persons on campus.  In 2017, the Texas Legislature amended Texas Education Code § 37.105 to require that the Commissioner of Education adopt rules...

College District Employee Allowed To Proceed With Disability Discrimination & Retaliation Suit

After Christy Williams was terminated from her position at the Tarrant County College District (TCCD), she filed suit for discrimination, failure to accommodate, and retaliation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and the Texas Commission on Human Rights...

Policies Prohibiting Teacher And Student Protests Found Unconstitutional

This week, every public school in West Virginia was shut down due to a teacher’s strike. Teacher protests, such as the one in West Virginia, implicate First Amendment rights. When can a school district enforce restrictions on teacher and student speech in these...

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