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School Law Institute at TC to Feature John King, Gary Orfield and Others

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 or contact Margot Schou by email at

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.

Published Tuesday, Jun. 21, 2011