Tuesday, February 6, 2007

Good Luck

Contact me or any of the Reference Librarians if you require additional assistance
Chat or Email http://academic.scranton.edu/department/wml/ask_a_librarian.html
Phone - 941-4000 or 941-4000
And we are always happy to help you at the reference desk.
You can contact me directly via email hudsonc2@scranton.edu
Good Luck


Use the subject lists for Education and Criminal Justice/Law

ProQuest and WilsonWeb both have content databases for articles in on topic in education and law.

Lexis Nexis - the Hardcore content for case law and legislation

Emerald Library - Leadership, Administration, Management and Assessment

GPO via FirstSearch - Government Documents Full-Text

Mental Measurements Yearbook - In print at reference (REF LB 3051.B91 2005) and electronically full-text

ScienceDirect and WileyInterscience are two good sources that we didn't discuss with content that is primary and scholarly.

Remember to look for Article Linker for full-text and print availability.

Off Campus Acces

Login to MyScranton for off-campus access to the electronic rescources via the library.

Reference Books from Class

Deskbook Encyclopedia of American School Law. Rosemount, MN: Informational Research Systems, 1981-

CALL # REF KF4114 .D46.

Alexander, Kern. American Public School Law. Belmont, CA: West/Thomson Learning, 2001.

CALL # REF KF4118 .A39 2001.

Taylor, Bonnie B. Education and the Law: A dictionary. Santa Barbara, CA: ABC-CLIO, 1996.

CALL # REF KF4117 .T39 1996.

Jasper, Margaret C. Education Law. Dobbs Ferry, NY: Oceana Publications, 1998.

CALL # REF KF4119.6 .J37 1998.

Imber, Michael. A teacher's Guide to Education Law. Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2001.

CALL # REF KF4119.8.E3 I48 2001.

Pennsylvania School Laws & Rules Annotated. Cleveland, Ohio : Banks-Baldwin, 1990-

CALL # REF KFP390.A29 P46.

Mental Measurements Yearbook. Highland Park, NJ: The Mental Measurements Yearbook, 1941-

CALL # REF LB3051 .B91.

La Morte, Michael W. School Law: Cases and concepts. Englewood Cliffs, NJ: Prentice-Hall, 1990.

CALL # REF KF4118 .L25 1990.

U.S. Supreme Court Education Cases. Rosemount, MM: Data Research, Inc., 1990-

CALL # REF KF4110.3 .U15.

Pennsylvania Bulletin

The information included at this site has been derived directly from the Pennsylvania Bulletin, the Commonwealth's official gazette for information and rulemaking. We have developed this site so that the latest published information may be accessed every Friday at 9 a.m. EDT, the first moment that the information may be furnished to the public.
The Pennsylvania Bulletin Online includes the following: Statewide and local court rules; the Governor's Proclamations and Executive Orders; Actions by the General Assembly; Rulemakings by State agencies; Proposed Rulemakings by State agencies; and State agency notices.

Pennsylvania School Report Cards


Map of PA Schools


Monday, February 5, 2007

Ed Law Resources on the Web

Pennsylvania Education Law
Pennsylvania Department of Education - http://www.pde.state.pa.us/

U.S. Department of Education (DOE) - http://www.ed.gov/topics/topicsTier2.jsp?&top=Policy&subtop=Regulations

Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
Statute - http://www.ada.gov/pubs/ada.htm

ADA Title II Regulations (html) - http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/reg2.html

Dept. of Justice - Guide to Disability Law - http://www.usdoj.gov/crt/ada/cguide.htm

Family Educational Rights privacy Act/Buckley Amendment (FERPA)
Statute - http://www.epic.org/privacy/education/ferpa.html
Regulations - http://www.ed.gov/offices/OM/fpco/ferparegs.html

FERPA Information Family Policy Compliance Office - http://www.ed.gov/offices/OM/fpco/

Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/index.html

Office of Special Education Programs - OSEP http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/osers/osep/index.html

Individuals with Disabilities Education Act

Office for Civil Rights (OCR)

Main OCR site - http://www.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ocr/index.html

Education Law Center
Founded in 1973, Education Law Center (ELC) advocates on behalf of public school children for access to an equal and adequate education under state and federal laws. ELC's work is based on a core value: if given the opportunity, all children can achieve high academic standards to prepare them for citizenship and to compete in the economy. ELC focuses on improving public education for disadvantaged children, and children with disabilities and other special needs. ELC uses a wide variety of strategies, including public education and engagement, policy initiatives, research, communications and, as a last resort, legal action.

Education Law Network and Pennsylvania School Reform Network
ELC is a legal advocacy organization. Through a help line they offer free assistance to thousands of families each year. They provides information on the legal rights of public school students, help with problem-solving, written materials, and contacts. (note the litigation link - cases and decisions)

Special Education Blog
A special education legal resource discussing case law, news, practical advocacy advice, and developments in state and federal statutes and regulations. Postings include insight and sometimes humor from Charles P. Fox, a Chicago, Illinois attorney who is also a parent of child with special needs, and other guest authors.

Education Law Association
ELA brings together educational and legal scholars and practitioners to inform and advance educational policy and practice through knowledge of the law. Together, our professional community anticipates trends in educational law and supports scholarly research through the highest value print and electronic publications, conferences, seminars, and professional forums.