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Can My School Force Me to Take a Drug Test?
Schools may require drug tests for some students in some circumstances. Learn how Fourth Amendment search-and-seizure rules apply to testing for illegal substances at school. ... READ MORE

Can I Be Sued If My Child Hurts Another Student at School?
If your child assaults or bullies a classmate, you might be legally responsible for the other student’s injuries. ... READ MORE

Is the School Liable When Another Student Hurts or Harasses My Child?
Learn when you might be able to sue the school if other students have bullied, sexually harassed, or assaulted your child. ... READ MORE

State Laws on Ages When Children Must Attend School
Learn the compulsory education requirements in your state—when children must start school and when they can drop out legally. ... READ MORE

Can Private Schools or Colleges Be Liable for Breach of Contract or Misrepresentation?
It’s almost impossible to sue a school successfully for inferior education, but students might have better luck by claiming that a private school or a college broke a specific promise. ... READ MORE

Can I Sue a School for Educational Malpractice?
Courts almost always throw out lawsuits against schools or universities for failing to educate students properly. ... READ MORE

When Are Schools Liable for Negligent Supervision or Hiring?
If your child was harmed because school officials didn’t adequately supervise students or screen employees, you might be able to sue. ... READ MORE

Can I Sue the School for a Teacher's Abuse or Harassment of My Child?
Who’s legally responsible when coaches or teachers bully, abuse, or discriminate against students? ... READ MORE

When Are Schools Immune from Lawsuits?
Most states have restrictions on suing public schools for personal injury. You usually have to jump through some hoops. ... READ MORE

Do Students Have to Stand for the Pledge of Allegiance or the National Anthem at School?
Students at public schools and universities have a constitutional right to express their beliefs by sitting out the pledge of allegiance or the national anthem. But in a few states, schools can require parental permission before excusing K-12 students from participating. ... READ MORE

 

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