Education Law in New York

Education Law in New York

Here is some basic information on education law in New York State. If you are a teacher, student or professor who believes you are being unfairly discriminated against, please contact our experienced Buffalo education law attorneys today to protect your rights.

Education Law in New York

Under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA), children with conditions such as learning disabilities, health impairments, and autism are qualified to receive special services to aid in their education. When an IEP is drafted for a child with a disability or impairment covered by IDEA, the child’s school is mandated to provide her or him with all necessary accommodations in the least restrictive educational environment possible. If a school refuses to provide these accommodations, it may lose its federal funding, so the consequences for failure to offer Free Appropriate Public Education are significant.

Education Law in New York

The stigma against bullying, which has long been a negative component of the social microcosm in schools, has grown in recent decades in the wake of increases in violence and suicide. Bullying can appear in many forms, such as gossip, cyberbullying, physical aggression, and prejudicial comments and actions. If your child is bullied, and her or his school’s teachers, guidance counselors, administrators, and other faculty members fail to effectively solve or even address the issue, legal action may be required.

Education Law in New York

Our education practice does not stop there. Many law firms represent the wealthy school districts; few represent the teachers. Our law firm is ready to fight for a teacher’s rights inside and outside of the classroom, including matters involving professional discipline (Section 3020a Hearings), sexual harassment claims, and wrongful termination. Teachers are protected under the law from discrimination in various forms, and they have freedoms of association, expression (to a point), and religion. Our firm believes that the classroom should be a place where students and teachers can concentrate solely on learning, and we strive to ensure that schools can be safe environments. Contact our award-winning education lawyers today for a confidential consultation.

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