Duhaime's Law Dictionary

School Law Dictionary

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Academic Freedom
The right, without outside interference or censorship, of freedom of teaching, discussions, research, the expression of academic opinion, and to participate in professional or representative academic bodies.
Bullying
Repeated, persistent and aggressive behaviour intended to cause fear, distress, or harm to another person's body, emotions, self-esteem or reputation.
Corporal Punishment
A punishment for some violation of conduct which involves the infliction of pain on, or harm to the body
Corrective Force
Force used upon those over which an individual generally has guardian responsibilities, used to remove a dependent from a particular situation or to secure compliance with instructions.
Cyber-bullying
Using the Internet to support deliberate, repeated and hostile behaviour by an individual or group that is intended to harm someone else.
Diploma
A certificate of completion of a college or university program of study.
Education
Imparting of knowledge; academic instruction and professional training.
Plagiarism
The representation of the work of others as one's own.
School
A place for education of a lower grade, usually below a college or university.
School Board
An elected body corporate which manages delegated powers in regards to the delivery of education services within a defined territory.
School Bus
A vehicle which transports children to or from school activities for compensation.
Tenure
A right of holding or occupying land or a position for a certain amount of time.
Truancy
The willful and unjustified absence of a child from school.

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