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What reasons can cause a school to expel a student?

Students in elementary, middle, high school, and even college can get into trouble. You can make an innocent mistake or get into a fist fight. Depending on the school’s disciplinary procedure, a student could face the threat of expulsion or be expe… Read More
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Turnitin says I plagiarized, but I didn’t! Education Lawyer Advice

You worked hard on a paper, you have citations for all of your quotes and paraphrased passages, you submit it to Turnitin and it comes back with a high percentage match. You now are face to face with your teacher or professor who is accusing you of p… Read More
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You Hacked a Teacher’s Gradebook – What Now? Education Lawyer Help

Your grades in high school and college are very important. Straight A’s or high GPA can open doors for you in the future. However, some high school or college students may feel desperate to get the grade they need. They then resort to hacking their… Read More
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Enrolling a child in a school that you are not zoned for? Tips from an Education Lawyer.

If you want your child to attend a school that you are not zoned for, you have options. Many school choices now exist for students. The Florida Department of Education provides students with the ability to attend public, charter, or virtual schools.… Read More
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Caught with Alcohol at School? Education Lawyer Advice.

Bringing alcohol onto the campus of a middle school or high school can have severe consequences. Students may face suspension or expulsion if caught. Many schools consider bringing alcohol to school a Level IV offense. These offenses can leave a mark… Read More
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Accused of Cheating on a Board or State Exam? Education Lawyer Help.

Being accused of cheating on a board, state, or professional exam is more common than one would think. Thousands of individuals take these exams each year. National boards may require medical doctors or other doctoral candidates to take exams like th… Read More
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Caught with drugs in school? Education Lawyer Advice.

The possession and use of drugs in school is on the rise. In turn, schools are developing zero tolerance policies regarding the possession of drugs, drug paraphernalia, use of drugs, and distribution of drugs. This means that a student could face sus… Read More
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Can Social Media Cause Teachers to be Disciplined?

Social media platforms like Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat are great for sharing information, pictures, and life moments with others. Millions of people use these services every day. However, I have seen these services get teachers into trouble. T… Read More
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Accused of plagiarism? 3 Tips from an Education Lawyer

Plagiarism is one of the most common calls I receive from students. It is also one of the most serious. A charge of plagiarism may have to be disclosed on every school application you fill out and possibly, need to be disclosed on professional licens… Read More
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What should you do if a professor accuses you of cheating?

Beware of Professors Making False Promises to Get You to Admit to Cheating I wanted to write about a scenario that I am seeing all too often. A college student is accused, rightly or falsely, of some form of academic dishonesty or cheating. Maybe the… Read More
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