Analyzing The Impact Of New Jersey V.

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A1. Analyze the impact of New Jersey v. T.L.O. (469 US 325, 1985) by doing the following:
Explain the court decision in this case. The case of New Jersey v T.L.O. is the “landmark case on search and seizure at school.” (Jacobs) Generally speaking, a school teacher caught T.L.O, a 14 year old at Piscataway High School in New Jersey, smoking in the bathroom. The teacher took T.L.O. to the Principal’s office where she was questioned. The principal then asked to see her purse. Inside the purse was a pack of cigarettes, rolling papers commonly used to roll marijuana, a small amount of marijuana, and a list of people who owed her money. The police were called. T.L.O was charged with possession of marijuana. Her case went to trial and she was
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Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act requires schools to provide appropriate services to students in order to allow them to achieve the same educational result as non-disabled students. Services may include occupational therapy, speech therapy, or other services needed by the student in order to allow them to access the curriculum and assessments on a level as to allow for success. Services should also be individualized based on the needs of the student, and should be of high quality.
Students with disabilities may require accommodations in order to find success. Some accommodations may include additional time to complete assignments and/or assessments, oral presentation of content or instructions, or allowing the student to type work vs. writing it. Accommodations must be individualized and reasonable based on the needs of the student.
Students with disabilities should also be allowed to be educated in the least restrictive environment. This means students should remain in the general education classroom for as much time as is possible for student success. In short, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act levels the educational playing field for students with disabilities.

B2. Analyze the impact of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act by doing the following:
Analyze the impact of this federal legislation on the responsibilities of school principals. School
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