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Martha McCarthy Education Law and Policy Institute Agenda

June 8, 2017

Attorneys who attend the institute may earn 6.3 CLE hours (general) and 1.3 CLE hours (ethics) at no cost.

  • 9:00 am: Welcome and Opening Remarks
  • 9:30-10:45 a.m.: New Hot Topics and Cases in 2016-17

    John Borkowski, J.D., Husch Blackwell
    Tom Bunger, J.D., Bunger & Robertson
    Martha McCarthy, Ph.D., Loyola Marymount University
    Michele Moore, Ed.D., Metropolitan School District of Martinsville
    Debra Faye Williams-Robbins, J.D., Fort Wayne Community Schools

    Facilitator: Allison Fetter-Harrott, J.D., Ph.D., Franklin College
    Location: School of Education Auditorium

  • 11:00 am-12:00 pm: Breakout Sessions on Hot Topics in Education Law
    • Privatization/Vouchers: Martha McCarthy, Ph.D., School of Education Auditorium
    • U.S. Supreme Court Special Education Case, Endrew F. v. Douglas Co.: John Borkowski, J.D, Room 3275
    • Search & Seizure: Michele Moore, Ed.D., Room 3115
    • LGBT Employment in Light of 7th Circuit Hively v. Ivy Tech Decision: Allison Fetter-Harrott, J.D., Ph.D, Room 3125
    • School Board-Community Relations: Tom Bunger, J.D., Room 2275
    • Teacher Evaluation: Debra Faye Williams-Robbins, J.D., Room 1235
  • 1:15-2:30 pm: Policy Topics Panel

    Séamus Boyce, J.D., Church, Church, Hittle & Antrim
    Cathy Fuentes-Rohwer, Indiana Coalition for Public Education–Monroe County
    Michelle Gough, J.D., Ph.D., Project Lead the Way
    Maggie Hoernemann, Ph.D., Avon Community School Corporation
    Vernon Smith, Ed.D., Indiana House of Representatives

    Facilitator: Annie Ruddy, Ph.D., Center for Evaluation and Education Policy at Indiana University

    Location: School of Education Auditorium

  • 2:45-3:45 pm: Breakout Sessions on Policy Topics
    • Every Student Succeeds Act and Accountability: Michelle Gough, J.D., Ph.D., Room 3125
    • Freedom of Speech & Controversial Topics: Séamus Boyce, J.D., Room 1250
    • Charter Schools: Cathy Fuentes-Rohwer, Room 1210
    • Teachers and Administrators as Advocates in State Education Policy Reform: Vernon Smith, Ed.D., Room 1235
    • Teachers' Roles in Policy Implementation/Interpretation: Annie Ruddy, Ph.D., School of Education Auditorium
    • Transgender Student Issues: Maggie Hoernemann, Ph.D., Room 1225
  • 4:00-5:00 pm: Tea and Topic Tables

    Participants, panelists, and facilitators can select among tables with designated education law and policy topics for informal discussion and networking. Refreshments will be provided.

    Topics will include:

    • Church/State
    • Women in Leadership
    • Student Injuries
    • Teacher Conduct/Privacy
    • Discipline
    • Social Media/Technology

    Location: School of Education Second Floor Balcony

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