Students' Rights

 
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  • Fourth Amendment and Privacy Rights at School

    Learn how the constitutional protections against unreasonable searches apply to public school students.

  • Free Speech at School

    The First Amendment protects public school students’ right to freedom of expression, but there are limits on free speech—especially in K-12 schools.

  • Harassment & Bullying

    Learn what schools are required to do about bullying and harassment, when bullying is a crime, and what parents can do about it.

  • School Discipline

    Schools have considerable leeway when punishing students, from detention to suspension or expulsion. But students have rights in school disciplinary proceedings.

  • Special Education

      Federal law guarantees special education services for students who need them because of physical, emotional, or learning disabilities. Learn about IEPs, eligibility, and special rules for disciplining special needs children.

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