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Education Law Overview


Education law is the branch of civil law that deals with students, teachers, and school systems. Each state is required, in its constitution, to provide children with an education; the federal government, because of funding requirements, also helps determine how schools are run. Education laws cover matters such as educational standards, school district and school board authority, student attendance, discipline, and dress code requirements.

A main concern of education law is to prevent students from being discriminated against due to race, sex, or national origin. Additionally, the law requires that children with disabilities receive special educational assistance. If you think your children have been unfairly disciplined or expelled, sexually harassed, or otherwise discriminated against, an experienced attorney can help ensure they receive the education they're entitled to by law.

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