- B.A. (Psychology),
(1973) Swarthmore College
T.(Secondary English), (1974) Duke University
- J.D. cum laude,
(1980) Harvard Law School
of Education (1982) Harvard Graduate School
Legal issues in education. Equal educational opportunity. High-stakes testing. Law and school reform. Interprofessional collaboration.
- "Accelerating Mathematics Achievement Using Heterogeneous Grouping" (American Educational Research Journal) (coauthor)
- Understanding Dropouts: Statistics, Strategies, and High-Stakes Testing (National Academy Press) (coeditor).
- High Stakes: Testing for Tracking, Promotion, and Graduation (National Academy Press) (co-editor)
- Law and School Reform (Yale University Press) (editor)
- "Schools Without Rules? Charter Schools, Federal Disability Law, and the Paradoxes of Deregulation" (Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review).
- "The More We Get Together: Improving Collaboration Between Educators and Their Lawyers" (Harvard Educational Review).
- "The Legality of Minimum Competency Test Programs Under Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964" (Harvard Civil Rights-Civil Liberties Law Review) (coauthor).
EDPA 4017: Topics in higher education law
This course, designed for policy students, higher-education students, and practicing administrators, draws on multi-disciplinary sources to explore legal and law-related issues that arise in public and private postsecondary institutions in the U.S. Broad topics include free speech and academic freedom; safety and order; and the role of law in promoting educational equity. Specific topics include legal attributes of public and private postsecondary institutions; faculty free speech, academic freedom, and tenure; student rights of free speech and association; the catalog as contract; safety and order: institutional authority to regulate on- and off-campus student and staff behavior, tort liability (for suicide, hazing, drug and alcohol abuse), harassment and cyber-bullying, search and seizure, and due process; promoting educational equality: discrimination past and present, access to higher education, HBCUs and single-sex education, using race/ethnicity and gender to promote diversity, serving English-language learners and immigrant students, the needs and rights of individuals with disabilities.
EDPA 4086: Law and education: Regulation, religion, free speech, and safety
This survey course focuses on legal issues that arise in public and private schools. Topics include governmental regulation of public and private schools; church-state issues (prayer, vouchers, evolution); free-speech rights of students, teachers, and extracurricular groups; who controls the curriculum; the school's authority to make and enforce rules governing student and staff conduct on and off school grounds; the duty to protect the safety of students and others; child abuse; search and seizure; and due process. The course draws on the multidisciplinary perspectives of law, policy, research, and educational practice.
EDPA 4900: Research and independent study in education policy
For students wishing to pursue independent study and/or research on topics not covered in regular courses. Requires faculty member's approval of a study plan, reading list, and final paper or other products or projects. Permission required from individual faculty.
EDPA 5016: Educational equality: Role of Law
Historically, many barriers to educational equality and many important efforts to overcome such barriers have involved the law. This course examines major efforts to use law to attack discrimination and to ensure high-quality education for all children. Topics include: addressing racial segregation and concentrated poverty; the standards movement and high-stakes testing; the right to an adequate education; sex and gender discrimination; harassment; services for English-language learners; special education; and affirmative action. The course draws on the multidisciplinary perspectives of law, policy, research, and educational practice.
EDPA 5880: School Law Institute
Explore important, timely issues of education law, including issues of race and poverty in education; serving English-language learners; the legal rights of students with disabilities; the right to an adequate education; and issues of safety and order (harassment, child abuse, tort liability, search and seizure, and cyber-bullying). For more information, visit SLI website at http://www.tc.edu/schoollaw, and/or contact Professor Jay Heubert at firstname.lastname@example.org.
EDPA 6900: Directed research and study in education policy
For students wishing to pursue independent study or original research as they prepare for their doctoral certification examination and/or dissertation proposal. Permission required from individual faculty.
EDPA 8900: Dissertation advisement in education policy
Individual advisement on the doctoral dissertation. Requires ongoing consultation between the student and dissertation sponsor. The fee equals three points at the current tuition rate for each term. Permission required from individual faculty.
Centers and Projects
Full-year and Two-Summer master's programs, MA/MBA dual degrees and funded fellowships in leadership development for independent and international school educators. Programs serve early career teachers, mid-career administrators and heads of schools from a broad range of schools around the world. All Klingenstein Center programs focus on instructional leadership, collaboration and teamwork, a commitment to social justice and diversity, ethical behavior and reflective practice.