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Legal Updates

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Issues related to public school employment and students sometimes must be resolved above the campus or district levels. Some cases go to the Texas commissioner of education or State Board for Educator Certification; others are decided by the courts. TCTA reports on cases of interest in our emailed eUpdate newsletter. You'll also find those reports below.

District sues charter school over request for student information

Jan 31, 2020

A school district sent a request for public information to a charter school, asking for information about student applicants, including name, grade,…

Counselors making the right call

Dec 10, 2010

School counselors and other Texas educators are routinely confronted with issues involving the confidentiality of student records and related…

Supreme Court rules that students grading papers OK

Dec 10, 2010

The U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that students grading the papers of other students and even calling out the scores is not a violation of the Family…