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  • Description
    Given the vast disparity in populations, income and wealth, and cultures across the US, it’s no wonder that school discipline is such a controversial issue. Both for general education students and those with disabilities (IEP’s and 504’s) add in parents, teachers, psychologists and social workers and discipline is an issue ripe for heated debate. This CLE course, designed for attorneys, educators, school board members and attorneys representing parents, persons with disabilities or those of other practice areas, will present a comprehensive guide for current regulations regarding student discipline and offer tips and strategies for advocating for students and their families. The course will review the evolution and roots of school disciplinary rules, its consequences, legal protections available for students and special protections for students with disability. The course will explain the process for school board hearings, home instruction, search and seizures, charter schools and other alternative education options.
  • Instructor Bio

    Shira Baron

    Shira Baron is an Equal Justice Works fellow, sponsored by the Norflet Progress Fund. Her work focuses on using litigation, advocacy, and educational outreach to disrupt the school-to-prison pipeline as it impacts Newark’s students. Prior to joining ELC, Shira served as a math and science teacher in Chicago and New York. She received a B.A. with honors from University of Michigan and a J.D., cum laude, from Fordham University School of Law.