School Law Institute at TC to Feature John King, Gary Orfield and Others
Teachers College will host the 23rd annual School Law Institute (SLI), from July 11-15, in air-conditioned space at Columbia Law School. The best known program of its kind in the U.S., the SLI focuses on cutting-edge issues in education law, policy, and practice. SLI is available for graduate credit, on a non-credit basis, and in many states for continuing education credits. It serves policy makers, policy analysts and researchers, school board and charter-school board members, practicing and aspiring state-, district- and school-level administrators; teachers, counselors, school psychologists, special education staff, bilingual/ESL staff, union reps, school lawyers, and advocates.
For more information or to register for SLI visit www.tc.edu/schoollaw or contact Margot Schou by email at SLI@tc.edu.
This year’s nationally prominent speakers include TC alumnus John King, Jr., New York State’s newly appointed Commissioner of Education; Gary Orfield, Professor and Co-Director, UCLA Civil Rights Project; Jack Jennings, President and CEO of the Center on Education Policy, Patricia Gandara, Professor and Co-Director, UCLA Civil Rights Project, Rhoda Schneider, General Counsel and Senior Associate Commissioner, Massachusetts Department of Education; TC education economist Henry Levin, Director of the National Center for the Study of Privatization in Education; and Jay Heubert, TC Professor of Law and Education. Topics to be covered include charter schools; race, poverty and education; cyber-bullying and other Internet issues; NCLB and the Obama Administration’s Race to the Top program; the rights and needs of English-language learners; fiscal equity and educational adequacy; special education; safety and order; and the free speech rights of students and teachers.