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    Senior Counsel

    Bryan Martin has used his litigation and education law background to prosecute personnel and disciplinary actions at the administrative and judicial levels. He has developed successful responses to complaints against ...

Under Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, sections 4600-4687, local educational agencies such as school districts must adopt procedures for resolving certain types of complaints, including allegations of unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, bullying, and noncompliance with certain federal and state program requirements. These policies are known as “Uniform Complaint ...

Look, up in the sky! It’s a bird!  It’s a plane! No…it’s an unmanned aerial device!  No longer the stuff of science fiction, we hear nearly every day about new stories in the media involving unmanned aerial devices – aka drones:

  • La Guardia-Bound Jet Has Close Call with Drone (May 29, 2015, NBCNEWYORK.com)
  • Dallas Cowboys using drones to prepare players (May 27, 2015, CBS)
  • Man detained for trying to fly ...

A previous blog touched upon recent trends in student discipline and summarized certain legislation pending at that time, which signaled a policy move toward reducing the exclusion of students from school as a result of suspensions and expulsions and, instead, implementing alternative means of discipline.

Of the four main bills introduced last year – SB 1235, AB 1729, AB 2537, and AB 2242 – only two were ...

Categories: Student Issues

Over the past decade there has been a marked increase in the use of technology in education.  From the “early” days when schools began incorporating desk-top computers into the classroom, to the prevalence of laptop use by students and teachers, to the emergence of a variety of mobile devices in school contexts, the expansion of equipment and software adapted for educational purposes has been dramatic.

On ...

Categories: Technology

A number of bills pending in the California Legislature reflect action by student advocates to reform approaches to student discipline that many believe lack common sense and fairness.

This push for “educational equity” and a more “thoughtful response to student misconduct” stems from studies indicating that exclusionary discipline is largely ineffective at increasing school safety or ...

Categories: Student Issues

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