1. Review the school board policy and student handbook of your local public

 
  
1. Review the school board policy and student handbook of your local public school site or district for information regarding their policies on short- and long-term suspensions of students. You may also obtain this information by interviewing an administrator at your chosen site.
Based on the information that you gather, write a 500-750-word essay summarizing:
· The due process requirements prior to a short-term and a long-term suspension of a student at your local site or district.
· Are the due process procedures for a short-term and a long-term suspension of a student the same or different?
· Are these requirements consistent with Goss v. Lopez? Support your position with examples from case law, the U.S. Constitution, or other readings.
2. Research the implications of equal protection for K-12 students within one of the following groups:
3. Classifications based on English language learners;
4. Classifications through ability grouping/tracking;
5. Classifications in academic programs based on gender;
6. Classifications in sports programs based on gender; and
7. Classifications to assign students to specific schools for racial balance.
In a 500-750-word essay, address the following for the group that you have chosen:
1. Summarize the factual background on how the students are classified;
2. Identify the legal issues presented by these classifications; and
3. Describe what equal protection requires.
Include at least five references in your essay. At least three of the five references should cite U.S. Supreme Court cases.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
3. You have a standard practice of displaying all student work in your classroom. Recently, you assigned students to write any essay and submit a pictorial depiction on the person they considered to be their hero. One of your students submitted an essay on Jesus and a drawing of the Last Supper.
In a 500-750-essay, discuss any legal issues regarding the grading of your student’s essay and whether you could display the student’s work. How does the First Amendment apply to this situation?
Include at least five references in your essay. At least three of the five references should cite U.S. Supreme Court cases.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center
4. A student notifies you that she has been subjected to bullying through a classmate’s Facebook page. In 500-750-words, address the following:
1. Steps you are required to take that are consistent with state statutes, your district’s school board policies, faculty handbook, and the student handbook;
2. Any First Amendment arguments you think the student with the Facebook page may raise; and
3. Responses you could make to the First Amendment arguments that are consistent with the cases in the assigned readings.
Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center. An abstract is not required. 
4. Arizona offers unique opportunities for direct democracy based on initiative power. In 2012 the Arizona voters, for example, rejected the Proposition 204 initiative that sought to convert a temporary sales tax that funded education into a permanent tax.
In a 500-750-word “Letter to the Editor,” propose an initiative for an educational issue that you feel needs to be addressed. Include a plan about how this issue could become an initiative under Arizona law.
Your letter should be written to persuade others to agree with your position. Support your position with examples from case law, the U.S. Constitution, or other readings.
APA style is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
5. Allocate 3 hours in the field to support this assignment.
Attend a school board meeting for a local school district. If you are unable to attend in person, you may watch a live stream or an official recorded video of a recent school board meeting.
In a 500-750-word reflection about your experience, address the following:
1. Describe each item addressed at the board meeting. What was being discussed and why?
2. Explain who was in attendance at the meeting. What kinds of people were there? Why were they there? Were you surprised by who attended?
3. Describe who presented at the meeting. Were the presentations civil? Did you agree with one side or another of the arguments?
4. What you learned at this board meeting.
5. How you will use what you learned as a teacher.
Submit a copy of the meeting agenda to LoudCloud with your reflection.
APA style is not required, but solid academic writing is expected.
This assignment uses a rubric. Please review the rubric prior to beginning the assignment to become familiar with the expectations for successful completion.
You are not required to submit this assignment to LopesWrite.
Document the locations and hours you spend in the field on your Clinical Field Experience Verification Form.
The Clinical Field Experience Verification Form can be found in the student portal. Complete the student portion of the electronic document and submit by the end of the course by clicking “click to sign.” An email will be sent to your email address on file, along with the final completed document. Save a copy for your records, and submit the Clinical Field Experience Verification Form to the LMS in the last topic. Directions for submitting can be found on the College of Education site in the Student Success Center. 

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