August 20, 2008

Principals Legal Handbook: A Reference Manual for Those Involved in Education Now Released By the Education Law Association


Contact: Mandy Schrank, Executive Director of Education Law Association, +1-937-229-3589, Fax: +1-937-229-3845, [email protected]

DAYTON, Ohio, Aug. 20 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Principal's Legal Handbookis an authoritative account of current legal issues affecting schools and those involved in both public and private educational institutions. The chapters outline recommendations for practice, summaries and case law.

Published every 4 years by the Education Law Association, this fourth edition is one of the most comprehensive reference publications for educational and legal scholars to date, written by more than 50 experts in the field of education law from across the country.

The Principals Legal Handbookis designed to provide knowledgeable legal insight for school administrators, school boards, principals, faculty, attorneys, students, and parents. This publication is a well-organized assessment of current educational legal issues broken down into 4 sections which include: Students and the Law, Special Education and the Law, Teachers and the Law, and Schools and the Law.

With a wide array of topics covered, this is a manual that benefits anyone involved in education. Some of the chapters include: Student Discipline Law, Freedom of Expression, Searches in Public Schools, Child Abuse, Homeschooling and the Law, Civil Liberties in Cyberspace, Student-to-Student Sexual Harassment, Disciplining Students with Disabilities, Barrier-Free Facilities, Academic Freedom and Censorship, Educational Curriculum, Teacher Dismissal, Teacher Certification, Affirmative Action, Charter Schools, School Funding Litigation, The No Child Left Behind Act, School Desegration during an Era of Judicial Disengagement, Collective Bargaining, and many more.

The Education Law Association (ELA), established in 1954, is an international nonprofit, non-advocacy 501(c)(3) professional member association, headquartered at the University of Dayton, Dayton, OH. ELA promotes interest in and understanding of the legal framework of education and the rights of students, parents, school administrators, school boards, and school employees in public and private K-12 and higher educational institutions. ELA provides monthly case law summaries, and publishes several books every year on current education law topics including, The Yearbook of Education Law.

Contact the Education Law Association or visit www.educationlaw.orgto order your publication.

CONTACT: Mandy Schrank

Executive Director

Education Law Association

937-229-3589 PH

937-229-3845 FX

[email protected]

SOURCE Education Law Association

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