I graduated in 06. Background checks for jobs keep returning to me saying they are claiming i didn't graduate. i have a copy of the diploma. when anyone calls the school they say i didn't graduate. It keeps getting harder and harder to advance my career as employers keep thinking i... View More
In Pennsylvania, if your high school is incorrectly informing background check agencies or potential employers that you did not graduate, despite you having a diploma, you may have grounds to take action. This misinformation could be considered a form of defamation or negligence, especially if it...View More
Private elementary and middle schools typically have more flexibility when it comes to enforcing dress codes compared to public schools. However, even in private schools, there are limits to what dress code policies can require. If a dress code policy unfairly targets male students' hair...View More
The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) primarily applies to children with disabilities in the context of special education services in K-12 schools. If you are referring to a higher education institution and believe you were unfairly dropped, your situation may not fall directly...View More
My teacher put music questions on my test and it is a big test and we had never been taught music and no it was not in our civics book and the teacher admitted to never teaching music to us can she still put music questions on the test.
So far, it is not illegal. The law about Covid vaccination is in a process of constant changes due to the differing opinions of diverse groups. One day you are prohibited from appearing in public on a mask that conceals your identity and the next day you are required to wear one. Personally, I...View More
My son is non verbal and moderate on the AUTISM scale. He has attention, and elopement issues, he needs a qualified Registered Behavior Therapist to work with him and get him to work in a regular classroom on task and according to schedule. He needs an IEP but he also needs accommodations like an... View More
A Pennsylvania attorney could advise best, but your question remains open for three weeks. It does not seem like something that an attorney would handle as anything other than an hourly basis, and you probably don't want that. This issue is occurring nationwide and children are having...View More
My child is a senior this year, her school has sent out letters saying they wish to go cyber for the rest of the year March 30th. Our family is quarantined at the moment because we have family members who would not be able to survive the virus and the virus is close. Is it legal for my child’s... View More
Yes, the school is within its legal rights to disseminate education to its students through online learning. Requiring students to attend school, in person, could put more students at risk than necessary, so providing online education would not violate any laws.
I was anonymously accused of drinking at my teaching job. I was forced to leave my room, with all of my belongings. No administrator attempted to speak with me to ascertain if the allegation had any validity. I was then requested (required) to go to an ER to have an alcohol level blood test... View More
My agreement specifically stipulates that my ex-wife pays for private school tuition if BOTH of us agree to send our children there. My 13yo daughter now wants to attend the public school in the district in which I live. We have a 50/50 custody arrangement.
My daughter was recommended for top class two years in a row by the classroom teacher. We declined but found that last year was not challenging for her. Now that we want to try the top class they are saying no. Can we force it?
It happened at my school. I'm a ELA teacher, and a kid jumped on anothers back. The other person, lets say his name is Mason and the jumper is Peyton. Mason swinged him into a table. No blood. No injury accept bruises. Peyton says he is going to report Mason to the office. Who's fault is it?
I am referring to an online film industry seminar that I chose to participate in.
The woman in charge says that the class can be written off for taxes entirely (and it’s expensive), but she’s from California and I’m from Pennsylvania. I have done some research after already entering... View More
See if they will let you out as they held it out as tax deductible and it's not. They should know better. You are paying bricks and mortar tuition for an online course. Request a termination in writing. Hard copy not just email. If they don't give it file a complaint with the consumer...View More
My son has failed the same grade for two years now and my children have missed 30 days most of which is not excused. Is this neglecting my kids. She has shut me out lies constantly. I have contacted the local district. What else can I do??
I suggest that you consult with an experienced family law attorney in the county where your children reside. It would seem that your recourse is to file to modify the custody order, perhaps even request custody, but it's hard to know whether that's something you can consider without being...View More
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