Author: Frank R. Kemerer
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Educational law and legislation
Presents a source on Texas education. This title includes information to help educators manage the challenges of the century successfully. It covers such topics as employee drug testing, contract termination decisions issued by the certified hearing examiners, the Texas Religious Freedom Restoration Act, and legal issues involving the Internet.
This definitive handbook to success on the Texas TExES certification exam for prospective principals masterfully highlights the key elements necessary to boost performance and enhance outstanding school leadership.
Author: Kern Alexander
Publisher: Cengage Learning
Release Date: 2011-01-01
Genre: Business & Economics
Alexander and Alexander’s best-selling AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOL LAW sets the standard for books in educational law, an increasingly vital area of expertise for today’s school and district administrators. Now in its Eighth Edition, this combined textbook/casebook provides an authoritative and comprehensive view of the law that governs the public school system of the United States, including common law, statutes, and constitutional laws as they affect students, teachers, and administrators. Featuring civil and criminal cases selected from hundreds of jurisdictions and newly updated to reflect the latest legal trends and precedents, the book reviews key laws and relevant court decisions. The case method offers ample opportunity for discussions aimed at discovering and exposing the underlying rules and reasoning, and the text actively encourages readers to relate factual situations to the law while anticipating similar experiences they may have as practicing teachers and administrators. Written in an engaging and accessible style, AMERICAN PUBLIC SCHOOL LAW, Eighth Edition, explains even complex points of law clearly and effectively for non-lawyers, and the authors maintain a diligent focus on the unique needs of professional educators preparing for successful careers in administration. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.
Craig Mertler’s Action Research: Improving Schools and Empowering Educators introduces practicing educators to the process of conducting classroom-based action research. Practical and comprehensive, the book focuses on research methods and procedures that educators can use in their everyday practice. This Fifth Edition adds enhanced coverage of rigor and ethics in action research, means of establishing quality of both quantitative and qualitative data, as well as strengthened pedagogical features. New material includes discussions of social justice advocacy as an application of action research and the inclusion of abstracts in research reports.
#1 New York Times Bestseller | Named one of the Best Books of the Year by The New York Times • The Washington Post • The Boston Globe • The Seattle Times • Esquire • Time Winner of the Carnegie Medal for Nonfiction | Winner of the NAACP Image Award for Nonfiction | Winner of a Books for a Better Life Award | Finalist for the Los Angeles Book Prize | Finalist for the Kirkus Reviews Prize | An American Library Association Notable Book A powerful true story about the potential for mercy to redeem us, and a clarion call to fix our broken system of justice—from one of the most brilliant and influential lawyers of our time Bryan Stevenson was a young lawyer when he founded the Equal Justice Initiative, a legal practice dedicated to defending those most desperate and in need: the poor, the wrongly condemned, and women and children trapped in the farthest reaches of our criminal justice system. One of his first cases was that of Walter McMillian, a young man who was sentenced to die for a notorious murder he insisted he didn’t commit. The case drew Bryan into a tangle of conspiracy, political machination, and legal brinksmanship—and transformed his understanding of mercy and justice forever. Just Mercy is at once an unforgettable account of an idealistic, gifted young lawyer’s coming of age, a moving window into the lives of those he has defended, and an inspiring argument for compassion in the pursuit of true justice. Praise for Just Mercy “Every bit as moving as To Kill a Mockingbird, and in some ways more so . . . a searing indictment of American criminal justice and a stirring testament to the salvation that fighting for the vulnerable sometimes yields.”—David Cole, The New York Review of Books “Searing, moving . . . Bryan Stevenson may, indeed, be America’s Mandela.”—Nicholas Kristof, The New York Times “You don’t have to read too long to start cheering for this man. . . . The message of this book . . . is that evil can be overcome, a difference can be made. Just Mercy will make you upset and it will make you hopeful.”—Ted Conover, The New York Times Book Review “Inspiring . . . a work of style, substance and clarity . . . Stevenson is not only a great lawyer, he’s also a gifted writer and storyteller.”—The Washington Post “As deeply moving, poignant and powerful a book as has been, and maybe ever can be, written about the death penalty.”—The Financial Times “Brilliant.”—The Philadelphia Inquirer “Not since Atticus Finch has a fearless and committed lawyer made such a difference in the American South. Though larger than life, Atticus exists only in fiction. Bryan Stevenson, however, is very much alive and doing God’s work fighting for the poor, the oppressed, the voiceless, the vulnerable, the outcast, and those with no hope. Just Mercy is his inspiring and powerful story.”—John Grisham “Bryan Stevenson is one of my personal heroes, perhaps the most inspiring and influential crusader for justice alive today, and Just Mercy is extraordinary. The stories told within these pages hold the potential to transform what we think we mean when we talk about justice.”—Michelle Alexander, author of The New Jim Crow
Author: John Kaplan
Publisher: Wolters Kluwer Law & Business
Release Date: 2016-12-31
Criminal Law: Cases and Materials, Eighth Edition is written by a well-respected authorship team that provides comprehensive examination of criminal law under both the Model Penal Code and common law. Interspersed with thoughtful excerpts that provide social, political, and criminological background the black letter law, this casebook focuses on an interdisciplinary approach that provides a useful starting point for classroom discussion. The eighth edition has been updated to provide coverage of recent changes in the law, especially in the areas of sentencing and the Eighth Amendment, and includes notes and questions, making the book more useful for exam preparation. Features: Improvements in the Teacher’s Manual designed to make casebook accessible and useful for new professors Updated to provide coverage of recent changes in the law, especially in the areas of sentencing and the Eighth Amendment Updated notes and questions making book more useful for exam preparation
Author: Deborah B. Proctor
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
Release Date: 2016-05-04
Comprehensive Medical Assisting begins with Kinn! Elsevier’s 60th Anniversary edition of Kinn’s The Medical Assistant, 13th Edition provides you with real-world administrative and clinical skills that are essential to working in the modern medical office. An applied learning approach to the MA curriculum is threaded throughout each chapter to help you further develop the tactile and critical thinking skills necessary for working in today’s healthcare setting. Paired with our adaptive solutions, real –world simulations, EHR documentation and HESI remediation and assessment, you will learn the leading skills of modern administrative and clinical medical assisting in the classroom! Basics of Diagnostic Coding prepares you to use the ICD-10 coding system. Learning objectives listed in the same order as content makes it easy to review material. Clinical procedures integrated into the TOC give you a quick reference point. Professional behavior boxes provide guidelines on how to interact with patients, families, and coworkers. Patient education and legal and ethical issues are described in relation to the Medical Assistant's job. Applied approach to learning helps you use what you’ve learned in the clinical setting. Learning objectives and vocabulary with definitions highlight what’s important in each chapter. Critical thinking applications test your understanding of the content. Step-by-step procedures explain complex conditions and abstract concepts. Rationales for each procedure clarify the need for each step and explains why it’s being performed. Portfolio builder helps you demonstrate your mastery of the material to potential employers. NEW! Chapter on The Health Record reviews how you’ll be working with a patient’s medical record. NEW! Chapter on Technology in the Medical Office introduces you to the role EHR technology plays in the medical office. NEW! Chapter on Competency-Based Education helps you understand how your mastery of the material will affect your ability to get a job. NEW! Clinical procedure videos helps you visualize and review key procedures.