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Wipers on, Lights On: New Massachusetts Law

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Beginning on April 7, 2015, a new wipers on, lights on Massachusetts law will go into effect in Massachusetts which requires drivers to turn on their headlights and tail-lights whenever weather conditions require use of ...

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MA Court Upholds School’s Right to Fire a Teacher for “Joking” About Sex with a Student

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Teacher Fired for Sexual Harassment In a decision which strengthens the ability of public school administrators to discipline teachers, the Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court has upheld the right of a school superintendent ...

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Effective Parents Recognize that Change Takes Time

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Effective parents recognize that change  takes time, and they implement a plan to make necessary changes Do you recall the old saying, “Patience is a virtue”?  While the ability to wait calmly or to accept delay ...

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Effective Parents Build a Team of Professionals to Evaluate and Advocate for their Children

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Build a team of professionals to evaluate and advocate for your child Convincing a school district to increase your child’s services or to change his or her placement almost always requires the assistance of a professional ...

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Effective Parents Maintain a Cordial and Professional Relationship with School Staff

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Maintain a cordial and professional relationship with school staff It goes without saying that maintaining respectful and cordial relations with school personnel – even if you disagree on the issues – is a worthy ...

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Types of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

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Two Types of Sexual Harassment in the Workplace When considering the possibility of pursuing a sexual harassment claim against an employer, it is important to determine what type of claim you may have. Sexual harassment ...

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Effective Parents Cooperate and Share Information with their Child’s Teachers and Special Education Team

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Share information with your child’s teachers and team Parents are often frustrated by a school’s failure to conduct thorough evaluations using qualified professionals. Discouraged by the school’s failure to evaluate, ...

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Effective Parents Maintain Accurate, Complete and Organized Records

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It is Important to Maintain Accurate, Complete and Organized Records  Typically, a child attends school for several years before his or her parents decide to challenge the special education services or placement which have ...

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Effective Parents Have an Understanding of Special Education Rules and Regulations

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Understanding Special Education Rules and Regulations Special education laws and regulations are numerous and complex. Even those of us in the business of representing children with disabilities must study and attend seminars ...

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Sexual Harassment in the Workplace

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In Massachusetts, sexual harassment is recognized as a form of discrimination based on sex and is strictly prohibited in the workplace. Sexual harassment can take many forms and occur at varying levels of intensity. Instances ...

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