School Law's Top Issues

School attorneys say money, employees, and special education head the list of concerns and issues they and their client districts are dealing with



  • School Construction Loans

    The federal government created the Eddie Tech program to help schools pay for needed construction projects, but questions remain about its funding

  • National Teachers Standards

    The Council of Chief State School Officers is developing standards for teachers, and it wants to hear from board members


  • School Board News

    October 2010 Up Front

    News, views, and trends you should watch

  • Your Turn

    October 2010 Your Turn

    News, views, and trends you should watch

  • Research

    Girls in Jail

    The surge in teen girls’ violent behavior is mostly media-fueled, but incarcerated girls need the help and attention of educators, social services, and society

  • School Law

    School Board Censure

    You have a legal right to police your own members when they display outrageous or disruptive behavior

  • Governance

    Making Change Work for You

    Change is a hard but necessary part of good leadership, and you can ensure lasting reform with a board task force that focuses on excellent governance

  • Money

    Board Financial Accountibility

    Board audit committees can save money, reduce fraud, and help boards efficiently manage district resources

  • Learn More

    October 2010 Reports

    From black boys to systematic reform