Education Law

Programs that receive federal funding cannot discriminate in providing services or benefits.

Children with special needs have a right to an individualized education program and other benefits.

This federal law prohibits discrimination in education based on race, national origin, or color.

Federal laws do not expressly protect LGBTQ students from discrimination in schools, but they do have some legal rights.

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Popular Topics

  • Disability Discrimination at Schools
    Federal laws prohibit schools from discrimination against children with disabilities and require schools to accommodate their medical needs.
  • Special Education
    The Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) confers certain rights to students with special needs and prescribes who is eligible for its benefits.
  • Testing Accommodations for Children With Disabilities
    Children may be entitled to accommodations based on a learning disability or a disability that affects their ability to learn.
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    Children have strong protections when they are being questioned by the police at school, but these protections may not apply to questioning by school officials.
  • Education Reform
    The No Child Left Behind Act and related laws have attempted to impose minimum standards on performance in schools, relying on increased testing and other evaluations of student progress.
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