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EDL-5500 School Law

This course prepares aspiring school leaders to apply relevant ethics, laws, regulations, and policies to common problems faced by school or district leaders and recommend courses of action that are fair, legal, congruent with due process, and beneficial for the school community. Course topics include state and federal law related to the operation of schools including copyright, safety/negligence, investigating student misconduct, exclusionary student discipline, student and employee rights, discrimination, personnel issues, bullying and harassment (e.g., New Jersey Anti-Bullying Bill of Rights, Title IX), and educating students with disabilities (e.g., IDEA, ADA, §504). Aspiring administrators will evaluate school and district policies, rules, and procedures to determine the extent they foster physical and emotional safety, equitable access to learning, and educational opportunity for each student.

Credits: 3

Offered in Jan 2024, Mar 2024, May 2024, Jul 2024, Sep 2024, Nov 2024, Jan 2025, Mar 2025, May 2025

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