A Legal Analysis of Litigation Against Mississippi Educators and School Systems Under the Mississippi Tort Claims Act

A Legal Analysis of Litigation Against Mississippi Educators and School Systems Under the Mississippi Tort Claims Act

Date: May 2013
Creator: Kriesel-Hall, Sara B.
Description: This dissertation analyzes court cases involving tort claims filed against Mississippi public schools and their employees under the Mississippi Tort Claims Act. The question addressed was: How have the Mississippi courts interpreted the Mississippi Tort Claims Act in litigation against Mississippi school districts and their employees? The intent of this dissertation is to add to the understanding of the legal concept of sovereign immunity as it has been applied to public schools and their employees. This study's focus centers on litigation in the state of Mississippi involving school districts. Chapter 2 provides a historical summary of sovereign immunity (also known as governmental immunity) in the United States and the state of Mississippi up to the enactment of the Mississippi Tort Claims Act as well as an overview of general legal concepts involved in tort claims. Chapter 3 explains the research design and methodology used. This dissertation relied on legal principles of research and document analysis used in the legal profession. Chapter 4 consists of a thorough analysis of published case law brought before the Mississippi courts pertaining to the Mississippi Tort Claims Act and public school systems and their employees. Finally, chapter 5 describes the key findings of the analysis ...
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To Determine the Varying Degrees of Growth in Worthy Civic Attitudes and in Scientific Thinking Attained by Students in the Secondary School

To Determine the Varying Degrees of Growth in Worthy Civic Attitudes and in Scientific Thinking Attained by Students in the Secondary School

Date: August 1939
Creator: Cagle, Claudia
Description: This thesis determines the growth of scientific thinking and civic attitudes attained by students in the Grandfalls Royalty High School in West Texas.
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To Determine Whether or Not the Colleges of Texas are Preparing their Students of Industrial Arts to Teach Effectively in the High Schools of Texas

To Determine Whether or Not the Colleges of Texas are Preparing their Students of Industrial Arts to Teach Effectively in the High Schools of Texas

Date: June 1939
Creator: Farmer, Joe Harold
Description: This is a study to determine whether the colleges of Texas are preparing their students of industrial arts to teach effectively in the high schools of Texas. The objectives of this study are to draw conclusions as to whether or not the colleges of Texas are preparing their students of industrial arts to teach effectively in the modern high schools; to show the training of industrial arts teachers; and to determine to what extent industrial arts are offered in the high schools of Texas.
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A Survey of the Physical Education Programs for Girls in the Affiliated Schools within a Radius of Sixty Miles of Denton Texas

A Survey of the Physical Education Programs for Girls in the Affiliated Schools within a Radius of Sixty Miles of Denton Texas

Date: June 1939
Creator: Morriss, May
Description: A survey of the physical education programs for high school girls near Denton, Texas to determine the extent of compliance with state law for physical education, the facilities for the program, training of the teachers, type of physical education program, and teaching load of physical education teachers.
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Federal Aid to Education

Federal Aid to Education

Date: August 1938
Creator: Wood, Andrew J.
Description: This thesis measures the degree to which the Federal Government has assisted formal education for children in the united States.
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The Certification of Teachers in Texas

The Certification of Teachers in Texas

Date: August 1939
Creator: Lowe, Frank Jr.
Description: This study examines the developmental history of teacher's certifications in Texas as a means to highlight needed improvements.
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A Study of the Ratio of Achievement of Factual Material to the Ability to Learn of Intermediate Children when Taught the Seperate Subjects as Compared with Those Taught in Correlated Core Area Fields

A Study of the Ratio of Achievement of Factual Material to the Ability to Learn of Intermediate Children when Taught the Seperate Subjects as Compared with Those Taught in Correlated Core Area Fields

Date: August 1939
Creator: Jones, W. Prentiss
Description: This study used achievement and the ability to learn to measure the success of two teaching methods. One method focused on factual information alone and the other related material to specific subjects. of the ratio of achievement of factual material to the ability to learn of intermediate children when taught the separate subjects as compared with those taught in correlated core area fields.
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An Analysis of the Adequacy of the Health Program in Certain Texas High Schools

An Analysis of the Adequacy of the Health Program in Certain Texas High Schools

Date: June 1939
Creator: Heizer, Richmond P.
Description: This thesis examines the state of Texas high school health programs using federal standards first established seven years previously.
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Educational Performance: Texas Open Enrollment Charter High Schools Compared to Traditional Public High Schools

Educational Performance: Texas Open Enrollment Charter High Schools Compared to Traditional Public High Schools

Date: December 2012
Creator: Jackson, Nokomis “Butch,” Jr.
Description: The study examined mathematics and English student achievement, attendance rates, dropout rates, and expenditures per pupil for Texas high school students in both open-enrollment charter schools and traditional public high schools for the 2009–2010 school year. All data were assembled using archived information found at the Texas Education Agency (TEA). This information included the TEA report entitled Texas Open Enrollment Charter Schools Evaluation; TEA Snapshot Yearly Report; and Academic Excellence Indicator System (AEIS) data files. Microsoft Excel (Version 2010) was used to randomly select traditional public high schools categorized as Title 1 and non-Title 1 for comparison with Title 1 and non-Title 1 open-enrollment charter high schools. The IBM Statistical Package for the Social Sciences (SPSS) (IBM Statistics Version 20) was used for a one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) conducted between one independent variable (charter or traditional school) and five dependent variables (mathematics exit-level TAKS scores, English exit-level TAKS scores, attendance rates, dropout rates, and expenditures per pupil). Traditional public high school students had higher or better average mean values than charter schools for mathematics exit-level TAKS scores, English exit-level TAKS scores, attendance rates, dropout rates, and expenditures per pupil. The ANOVA found that four of the five dependent variables ...
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A Study to Determine Why Students Withdraw From High Schools in Freestone County.

A Study to Determine Why Students Withdraw From High Schools in Freestone County.

Date: August 1939
Creator: Welmaker, Henry Edward.
Description: A study to determine why students withdrew from high wchools in Freestone county.
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Some Economical and Practical Procedures of Insuring Public School Properties in the Common School Districts of Supervisory Area Number Five of Texas

Some Economical and Practical Procedures of Insuring Public School Properties in the Common School Districts of Supervisory Area Number Five of Texas

Date: August 1939
Creator: Moore, J. D.
Description: A study to consider loss ratio on insurance policies carried by school districts in Texas. The purpose is to identify better methods for school insurance. An attempt to compare the cost of administering insurance in Texas and South Carolina.
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Securing Maximum Educational Advantages by the Use of Cooperative Criteria

Securing Maximum Educational Advantages by the Use of Cooperative Criteria

Date: August 1939
Creator: Ramsey, Cecil Bion
Description: This study is an examination of the Alvarado, Texas middle school. Advantages afforded by the school building, family income level, and cooperative standards helped indicate future success.
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How the Trend Toward Centralization Has Affected the Schools in Van Zandt County

How the Trend Toward Centralization Has Affected the Schools in Van Zandt County

Date: 1941
Creator: Riley, Andrew J.
Description: The problem of this study was to determine some of the effects of the centralization movement on the schools of Van Zandt County.
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A Comparative Study of the Qualifications and Duties of City School Superintendents' Secretaries in Oklahoma

A Comparative Study of the Qualifications and Duties of City School Superintendents' Secretaries in Oklahoma

Date: 1943
Creator: Glenn, Della Ola
Description: The problem in this study is to make a comparison of the qualifications and duties of secretaries of city school superintendents in Oklahoma, with regard to academic training stenographic duties, duties pertaining to financial records and reports, banking duties, duties pertaining to general records and reports, duties pertaining to bus and transportation reports, teaching duties and miscellaneous duties.
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An Evaluation of the Common Schools of Hardeman County, Texas

An Evaluation of the Common Schools of Hardeman County, Texas

Date: 1941
Creator: Sweatmon, Marvin M.
Description: The problem set forth for this study is to evaluate the common schools of Hardeman County, Texas. The purpose of this study is to determine the weak points and the strong points of the schools, and to offer suggestions for improvement.
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Effects of Child-Centered Play Therapy and Curriculum-Based Small-Group Guidance on the Behaviors of Children Referred for Aggression in an Elementary School Setting

Effects of Child-Centered Play Therapy and Curriculum-Based Small-Group Guidance on the Behaviors of Children Referred for Aggression in an Elementary School Setting

Date: December 2004
Creator: Schumann, Brandy R.
Description: The purpose of this study was to determine the effectiveness of child-centered play therapy and curriculum-based small-group guidance on the behaviors of aggressive children in an elementary school as determined by (a) the reduction of aggressive behaviors, (b) the decrease in internalizing problems, and (c) the decrease in externalizing problems of aggressive children. Two types of behavioral instruments, the Behavioral Assessment System for Children-Teacher Rating Scale/Parent Rating Scale and the Child Behavior Checklist-Caregiver/Teacher Report Form, were used to provide multiple measures of the same construct in this matched pretest-posttest comparison group experimental designed study. Qualitative data was also collected. The population studied was comprised of 37 volunteer children identified as aggressive in kindergarten through fourth grade, ages 5-12, who qualified for counseling services at a Title I public elementary school in North Texas . Children who were referred by teachers and parents, and met the required criteria, were matched in pairs on grade level and randomly assigned to one of the two real-world setting interventions; play therapy treatment group (n=20), which received 12-15 individual child-centered play therapy sessions, or the curriculum-based small-group guidance group (n=17), consisting of 12-19 lessons. Major strengths of the study included utilizing students referred for counseling ...
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The Classroom Library in Action in an Integrated Elementary School Program

The Classroom Library in Action in an Integrated Elementary School Program

Date: 1942
Creator: Sweatmon, Mamie Lee
Description: The purpose of the study is to determine the library needs of the elementary-grade children of the Willow View School and to develop an activity program to meet their needs.
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An Educational Program to Fit the Needs of Elementary School Children During War Times

An Educational Program to Fit the Needs of Elementary School Children During War Times

Date: 1942
Creator: Spain, Dorothy Wimbish
Description: The problem of this study is: (1) to determine the dominant democratic values which are important to the child; (2) to recognize disturbing elements in the lives of children today which threaten these values, including those eventualities for which the children must be prepared in the light of the experiences of other countries; (3) to discover ways in which some teachers have sought to meet changing conditions; and (4) to combine these findings into a workable program.
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Recent Trends in the Field of Individual Guidance

Recent Trends in the Field of Individual Guidance

Date: 1942
Creator: Rogers, Viola Ann
Description: A study to investigate recent trends in guidance programs in schools for youth.
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The Relationship Between Theories Used in Dealing With Superior Children and the Growth of Democracy

The Relationship Between Theories Used in Dealing With Superior Children and the Growth of Democracy

Date: 1942
Creator: Solomon, Lily A.
Description: This study centers around the evolution in theory and practice used in dealing with superior children. The manner in which the growth of democracy has influenced this evolution is pointed out.
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[Children in a classroom]

[Children in a classroom]

Date: unknown
Creator: unknown
Description: Photograph of a classroom full of children. Each child sits at a desk doing activities, such as drawing, crafts, and reading.
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Health Promotion in Schools of Music: Initial Recommendations for Schools of Music

Health Promotion in Schools of Music: Initial Recommendations for Schools of Music

Date: 2006
Creator: Chesky, Kris S.; Dawson, William J. & Manchester, Ralph
Description: This article discusses the Health Promotion in Schools of Music (HPSM) Project.
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An Evaluation of the Uses Made of the Radio in the Seventh Grade of the Schools of Hill County

An Evaluation of the Uses Made of the Radio in the Seventh Grade of the Schools of Hill County

Date: 1942
Creator: Kirkbride, Martha Frances Cargile
Description: It is the purpose of this study to make an investigation of the uses made of the radio in the seventh grade in the schools in Hill County, in an endeavor to make available to administrators and teachers the possibilities of radio as an educational medium, and also to suggest additional techniques of utilization.
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Developing and Using an Evaluation Technique to Measure Administrative Personnel Practices

Developing and Using an Evaluation Technique to Measure Administrative Personnel Practices

Date: 1942
Creator: Martin, James Walter
Description: The problem of this thesis is to develop a technique to evaluate administrative personnel practices in schools.
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