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Public Schools

Shipman & Goodwin’s school law attorneys have more than 40 years of experience representing public schools, including charter schools and magnet schools.  We work with over 125 public school districts and other educational entities, as well as public school member organizations and associations, on the broad range of legal issues that they confront, from general education law to special education matters. 

We emphasize education and preventive measures to avoid legal problems in the first instance.  We have established a school law blog, www.ctschoollaw.com, and we send out email alerts of significant new developments to keep clients apprised of school law developments as they occur.  We also monitor legislation proposed at the state and federal levels and provide periodic updates, including our annual Education and Employment Updates on new legislation.  Our attorneys regularly present semi-annual seminars, quarterly workshops and webinars for public schools on current topics of general and special interest.  In addition, we provide training sessions for the National School Boards Association, Connecticut Association of Boards of Education, the Connecticut Association of School Business Officials, the Connecticut Association of Schools and the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents. 

Our representation of public schools includes the following matters:

  • ADA accommodations and claims
  • Arbitration
  • Board governance and policy
  • Bullying
  • Business contract and procurement
  • Collective bargaining
  • Contract analysis and interpretation
  • Construction, environmental and real estate issues
  • Criminal law
  • Crisis management
  • Discrimination and harassment
  • Employee discipline
  • Employment discrimination
  • Freedom of Information requests
  • General education law
  • Immigration
  • Intellectual property
  • Labor relations
  • Pension and employee benefits
  • Personnel matters
  • Section 504
  • Special education
  • State and federal taxation
  • Student discipline
  • Student, faculty, and employee handbooks
  • Student records
  • Student safety
  • Teacher termination proceedings
  • Title IX and Title VI
  • Wage and hour issues

We conduct regular on-site professional development and training workshops on a variety of legal issues and matters of concern, including:

  • ADA and Accommodations
  • Bullying, Harassment and Mandated Reporting
  • Data Privacy, Security and Regulatory Compliance
  • Legal Rights and Responsibilities for Board of Education Members
  • Legislative Updates
  • Sexual Harassment Prevention
  • Special Education and Section 504
  • Social Media Use by Students and Faculty
  • Confidentiality and Student Information
  • Effective Response to Assault and Harassment Claims
  • Student Trips and Travel

For more information and to schedule an on-site training, visit our Professional Development and Training Workshops page.

Co-Chair of the School Law Practice Group, Thomas B. Mooney, is the author of A Practical Guide to Connecticut School Law, currently in the 8th Edition (2014), the only comprehensive treatise on Connecticut school law, published by the Connecticut Association of Boards of Education and used by teachers, administrators and board of education members throughout Connecticut. 

Special Education
Our attorneys have represented school districts in hundreds of hearings over the last 40 years.  We have extensive experience in special education disputes, including resolution meetings, mediations, due process hearings and federal court litigation.  We have represented schools in responding to and resolving complaints with the Office of Civil Rights of the United States Department of Education, which enforces Section 504 and several other federal civil rights laws, such as Title IX and Title VI.  In the highly emotional area of special education, we work to resolve the vast majority of cases amicably, preserving the parent/school relationship, litigating such cases through hearing and any court appeals only when necessary. 

Board of Education Policy Updates
We regularly advise boards of education on issues of board policy.  We maintain a series of model policies to assist our board of education clients in complying with statutory changes and requirements.  We monitor all legislation proposed in the General Assembly that affects school districts, and we provide annual complimentary updates to clients on changes in the law. 

Collective Bargaining
We bring significant experiences and resources to support our clients at the bargaining table, working with schools in labor negotiations for both certified and non-certified personnel.  We maintain extensive files that include all current teacher and administrator contracts in the state, as well as many other board of education and municipal contracts.  In addition, we monitor time-sensitive information regarding labor negotiations trends and settlements well before they are released to the public, enabling our clients to make informed decisions at the bargaining table. 

Labor and Employment
We advise schools on wage and hour laws, FMLA, and unemployment compensation.   We review employee handbooks and board policies to assure compliance with state and federal laws.  In addition, our attorneys represent schools in all areas of labor relations, including union activities, contract negotiation and administration, and we represent schools in tenure hearings as well as in grievance hearings before the American Arbitration Association and the Connecticut State Board of Mediation and Arbitration.  We also represent schools before the State Board of Labor Relations, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the courts, as well as alternative dispute resolution venues.  

Attorneys

Alyce L. Alfano
Partner
aalfano@goodwin.com
(860) 251-5663
Hartford Office
Andreana R. Bellach
Partner
abellach@goodwin.com
(203) 324-8109
Stamford Office
Gary R. Brochu
Partner
gbrochu@goodwin.com
(860) 251-5705
Hartford Office
Brian Clemow
Partner
bclemow@goodwin.com
(860) 251-5711
Hartford Office
Leander A. Dolphin
Partner
ldolphin@goodwin.com
(860) 251-5086
Hartford Office
Julie C. Fay
Partner
jfay@goodwin.com
(860) 251-5009
Hartford Office
Laura A. Fisher
Associate
lfisher@goodwin.com
860-251-5613
Hartford Office
Melika S. Forbes
Associate
mforbes@goodwin.com
(203) 324-8159
Stamford Office
Stephen M. Forte
Counsel
sforte@goodwin.com
(212) 376-3015
New York Office
Benjamin P. FrazziniKendrick
Associate
bfrazzinikendrick@goodwin.com
(860) 251-5182
Hartford Office
Susan C. Freedman
Partner
sfreedman@goodwin.com
(860) 251-5638
Hartford Office
Anne H. Littlefield
Partner
alittlefield@goodwin.com
(860) 251-5715
Hartford Office
Peter J. Maher
Associate
pmaher@goodwin.com
(860) 251-5507
Hartford Office
Ashley L. Marshall
Associate
amarshall@goodwin.com
(860) 251-5011
Hartford Office
Richard A. Mills
Partner
rmills@goodwin.com
(860) 251-5706
Hartford Office
Thomas B. Mooney
Partner
tmooney@goodwin.com
(860) 251-5710
Hartford Office
Peter J. Murphy
Partner
pjmurphy@goodwin.com
(860) 251-5950
Hartford Office
Saranne P. Murray
Of Counsel
smurray@goodwin.com
(860) 251-5702
Hartford Office
Jessica L. Ritter
Partner
jritter@goodwin.com
(860) 251-5034
Hartford Office
Kevin M. Roy
Partner
kroy@goodwin.com
(860) 251-5162
Hartford Office
Rebecca Rudnick Santiago
Partner
rsantiago@goodwin.com
(860) 251-5164
Hartford Office
Jessica Richman Smith
Associate
jsmith@goodwin.com
(203) 324-8157
Stamford Office
Christopher A. Tracey
Counsel
ctracey@goodwin.com
(203) 324-8155
Stamford Office
Linda L. Yoder
Partner
lyoder@goodwin.com
(860) 251-5717
Hartford Office
Gwen J. Zittoun
Counsel
gzittoun@goodwin.com
(860) 251-5523
Hartford Office

Publications

September 1, 2017  SEE YOU IN COURT! - September 2017
August 2017  Firm Attorneys Published in Legal Resource for School Health Services
August 17, 2017  2017 Education Legislation Summary
August 14, 2017  Connecticut Supreme Court Issues Decision in Munn v. Hotchkiss
August 1, 2017  SEE YOU IN COURT! - July/August 2017
July 27, 2017  New Legislation Revises Physical Restraint and Seclusion Training Requirements
June 1, 2017  SEE YOU IN COURT! - June 2017
May 1, 2017  SEE YOU IN COURT! - May 2017
April 18, 2017  Mandated Reporting and Professional Boundaries: Important Training for Faculty and Staff
April 1, 2017  SEE YOU IN COURT! - April 2017
March 23, 2017  Supreme Court Clarifies FAPE Standard in Endrew F. Case
March 1, 2017  SEE YOU IN COURT! - March 2017
February 23, 2017  U.S. Departments of Justice and Education Withdraw Federal Transgender Student Guidance
February 1, 2017  SEE YOU IN COURT! - February 2017
January 25, 2017  U.S. Department of Education Changes Name of Office Responsible for FERPA
January 23, 2017  OCR Releases New Section 504 Resource Guide
January 17, 2017  Office for Civil Rights Issues Dear Colleague Letter: Restraint and Seclusion of Students With Disabilities
January 17, 2017  Gwen Zittoun Quoted in Special Ed Connection Article "Review noteworthy scenarios from OCR's latest guide on Section 504"
Quarterly Newsletter  Employment Law Letter
January 1, 2017  SEE YOU IN COURT! - January 2017
Monthly Column  SEE YOU IN COURT!
December 2016  SEE YOU IN COURT! - December 2016
November 30, 2016  Anne Littlefield Interviewed in Special Ed Connection Feature: How I Advise My Clients
November 23, 2016  Breaking News: Judge Stops New Overtime Rule
November 2016  SEE YOU IN COURT! - November 2016
October 2016  SEE YOU IN COURT! - October 2016
September 2016  SEE YOU IN COURT! - September 2016
September 8, 2016  Peter Maher Quoted in Special Ed Connection Article, "'How I Advise My Clients': What parameters can districts set regarding IEEs?"
August 15, 2016  Office for Civil Rights Issues New Dear Colleague Letter Regarding ADHD
August 4, 2016  Effective July 1, 2016, School Districts Subject to New Requirements for Employee Background Checks
July/August 2016  SEE YOU IN COURT! - July/August 2016
July 15, 2016  Education Legislation Summary 2016
July 7, 2016  Anne Littlefield Quoted in Special Ed Connection Article, "Use Caution When Shortening Student's School Day to Address Behavior"
June 20, 2016  Governor Signs Student Data Privacy Law
June 2016  SEE YOU IN COURT! - June 2016
May 17, 2016  Department of Justice and Office of Civil Rights Issue Dear Colleague Letter on Transgender Students
May 2016  SEE YOU IN COURT! - May 2016
April 2016  SEE YOU IN COURT! - April 2016
March 31, 2016  Peter Maher Quoted in Special Ed Connection Article, "Don't Catch Parents Off Guard When it Comes to Child's Removals"
April 2016  The Governance - Achievement Link
March 10, 2016  The Test for Independent Contractors and Unemployment Taxes Made Friendlier
March 2016  SEE YOU IN COURT! - March 2016
February 24, 2016  State-Assisted Public School Projects Subject to Set-Aside and Non-Discrimination Requirements
February 2016  SEE YOU IN COURT! - February 2016
February 1, 2016  Second Circuit Holds District Denied FAPE by Refusing to Discuss Bullying at IEP Meeting
February 2016  Safe Havens: Preventing Student Sexual Abuse Starts With You
January 2016  SEE YOU IN COURT! - January 2016
December 2015  SEE YOU IN COURT! - December 2015
December 1, 2015  Gwen Zittoun Quoted in Special Ed Connection Article, "Tips to end your next IEP meeting effectively"
November 2015  THE PROFESSIONAL GOVERNANCE BOARD - November 2015
November 2015  SEE YOU IN COURT! - November 2015
October 2015  SEE YOU IN COURT! - October 2015
October 2015  Understanding PPTs and Supporting Students with Special Needs
September 23, 2015  New Notice to Parents Regarding Special Education Rights
September 2015  SEE YOU IN COURT! - September 2015
August 17, 2015  Education Legislation Summary 2015
July/August 2015  THE PROFESSIONAL GOVERNANCE BOARD - July/August 2015
July 31, 2015  TRB Issues New Guidance Concerning the Reemployment of Retired Teachers
July/August 2015  SEE YOU IN COURT! - July/August 2015
July 20, 2015  Gwen Zittoun Quoted in Special Ed Connection Article, "Attorneys: Move Fast When Clock Starts Ticking on IEE Requests"
July 9, 2015  State Department of Education Weighs in on Parents' Right to Independent Educational Evaluations
June 24, 2015  Anne Littlefield Quoted in Special Ed Connection Article, "Investigate Root of Misconduct to Rule Out Prior Knowledge of Disability"
June 19, 2015  Significant Changes to Law Concerning Physical Restraint and Seclusion in Schools Anticipated to be Effective July 1, 2015
June 2015  SEE YOU IN COURT! - June 2015
May 14, 2015  Leander Dolphin Quoted in Special Ed Connection Article, "Don't Accept 'Backslide' in Academic Performance Without Investigation"
May 2015  SEE YOU IN COURT! - May 2015
Spring 2015  Employment Law Letter - Spring 2015
April 2015  SEE YOU IN COURT! - April 2015
March 2015  SEE YOU IN COURT! - March 2015
February 18, 2015  New School Security and Safety Standards Encourage, but no Longer Mandate, ICS Courses for All Employees
February 13, 2015  Interview: Gwen Zittoun Explains School Attendance For Kids Who Are Not Vaccinated
February 2015  Julie Fay Quoted in Special Ed Connection Article "Tips to avoid disparate discipline measures"
February 2015  SEE YOU IN COURT! - February 2015
January 28, 2015  State Department of Education Issues Guidance on Technical Edits to the IEP Document
January 26, 2015  Educational Institutions Face Heightened Scrutiny
January 23, 2015  Bureau of Special Education Issues Guidance on a School District's Ability to Send Records to Out-of-District Placements
January 9, 2015  U.S. Department of Education Issues Guidance on Ebola for K-12 Schools
January 2015  SEE YOU IN COURT! - January 2015
2014  A Practical Guide to Connecticut School Law (8th Edition, 2014)
December 2014  SEE YOU IN COURT! - December 2014
November 24, 2014  Ebola Guidance for Schools: Focusing on the Basics
November 2014  SEE YOU IN COURT! - November 2014
October 2014  SEE YOU IN COURT! - October 2014
September 29, 2014  Tom Mooney quoted in CT Law Tribune article, "Protective Parents Push School Districts Into Court"
September 3, 2014  Important Update Regarding School Security and Safety Plans
September 2014  SEE YOU IN COURT! - September 2014
September 2014  THE PROFESSIONAL GOVERNANCE BOARD - September 2014
August 2014  Julie Fay quoted in Today's School Psychologist article, "Help parents understand when autism evaluation is unnecessary"
July/August 2014  SEE YOU IN COURT! - July/August 2014
July 30, 2014  Education Legislation Summary 2014
June 3, 2014  Connecticut DOL Releases New FMLA Regulations for School Paraprofessionals
June 2014  THE PROFESSIONAL GOVERNANCE BOARD - June 2014
May 30, 2014  Gwen Zittoun quoted in Special Ed Connection article, "Make immediate academic adjustments for student with concussion"
May 2014  SEE YOU IN COURT! - May 2014
April 2014  SEE YOU IN COURT! - April 2014
March 2014  SEE YOU IN COURT! - March 2014
Winter 2014  Employment Law Letter - Winter 2014
February 2014  SEE YOU IN COURT! - February 2014
February 2014  A Guide to Good Board Behavior
January 2014  SEE YOU IN COURT! - January 2014
December 27, 2013  Forecast 2014: Education Law Issues Include Money, Reform Measures
December 2013  SEE YOU IN COURT! - December 2013
Fall 2013  Employment Law Letter - Fall 2013
November 2013  SEE YOU IN COURT! - November 2013
October 2013  SEE YOU IN COURT! - October 2013
September 2013  Tips for Writing Student Handbooks
September 2013  SEE YOU IN COURT! - September 2013
2013 Session  Education Legislation Summary 2013
July/August 2013  SEE YOU IN COURT! - July/August 2013
Summer 2013  Employment Law Letter - Summer 2013
July 8, 2013  Connecticut General Assembly Bans School District Use of Electronic and Automated Notifications for Referenda Votes
June 2013  SEE YOU IN COURT - June 2013
May 21, 2013  DSM-5 Released May 2013
May 17, 2013  Bill Increases Training for Connecticut School Security Officers
May 2013  SEE YOU IN COURT - May 2013
April 17, 2013  Connecticut's Historic Gun Bill and Its Impact on Connecticut's Local and Regional Boards of Education
Spring 2013  Employment Law Letter - Spring 2013
April 2, 2013  Connecticut Special Education Regulations Effective July 1, 2013
April 2013  SEE YOU IN COURT! - April 2013
March 2013  SEE YOU IN COURT! - March 2013
February 25, 2013  Federal Regulations Revised to Allow One-Time Parental Consent to Access Public Benefits or Public Insurance to Pay for IDEA Services
February 25, 2013  Massachusetts State Department of Education Releases Guidelines on Transgender Students
February 25, 2013  Negligence of Regional School District Employee not Imputed to Municipality
February 14, 2013  U.S. Department of Ed Issues Guidance for Providing Equal Access to Extracurricular Athletics to Students with Disabilities
February 2013  SEE YOU IN COURT! - February 2013
January 22, 2013  State Department of Education Issues IEP Guidance
January 17, 2013  State Department of Education Clarifies Rules on Whether School Districts May Share IEPs With Paraprofessionals
Winter 2013  Employment Law Letter - Winter 2013
January 15, 2013  Board Member Removed from Board for Accepting Compensation for Supervising Field Trip
January 14, 2013  Court Rejects Student's Challenge to Student ID Badge Requirement
January 2013  SEE YOU IN COURT! - January 2013
December 24, 2012  School Lawyers Mull Over Newtown Tragedy
December 18, 2012  New Department of Education Website Helps Local and Regional Boards of Education Comply with Law Requiring In-Service Training on Teen Dating Violence
December 18, 2012  Teacher's Complaints About Health Issues and Unsanitary Conditions In Her Classroom Did Not Constitute First Amendment Protected Speech
December 18, 2012  Arbitrator's Decision to Reinstate Teacher Failed the Essence Test and Violated Well Established Public Policy of Protecting Students from Sexual Harassment on School Grounds
December 2012  SEE YOU IN COURT! - December 2012
November 5, 2012  School Districts Continue to Address Student Free Speech
November 5, 2012  2nd Circuit Confirms that FAPE is Determined by Evaluating Appropriateness of IEP at Time it is Developed
Fall 2012  Employment Law Letter - Fall 2012
November 2012  SEE YOU IN COURT! - November 2012
October 2012  Follow 10 steps to improve procedures on restraint, seclusion
October 24, 2012  U.S. Department of Education Provides Technical Assistance to School Districts on Privacy, Security and Storage of Student Information
October 2012  SEE YOU IN COURT! - October 2012
September 28, 2012  Timeline for New Teacher Evaluation Process
September 10, 2012  Connecticut Commission on Children Publishes Bullying Presentation
September 2012  SEE YOU IN COURT! - September 2012
2012 Session  Education Legislation Summary
July 31, 2012  Connecticut Special Education Laws Amended
July 31, 2012  Protections for Diabetic Students Enacted
July 19, 2012  State Board of Education Approves Definitions of Excused and Unexcused Absences
July 2, 2012  State Board of Education Approves Linking Teacher Evaluations to Student Performance
July/August 2012  SEE YOU IN COURT! - July/August 2012
June 29, 2012  Change in the Law: No more CEUs
June 28, 2012  Governor Signs Act Amending Special Education Laws in Connecticut
June 27, 2012  U.S. Supreme Court Rules Private Contractors Conducting Work on Behalf of the State are Allowed to Assert Qualified Governmental Immunity
June 21, 2012  Statutory Changes to Physical Restraint and Seclusion Reporting Requirements
June 2012  SEE YOU IN COURT! - June 2012
May 15, 2012  Supreme Court Rules Connecticut's Anti-Discrimination Law Creates Claim for Hostile Work Environment Based on Sexual Orientation
May 2012  SEE YOU IN COURT! - May 2012
April 23, 2012  Note student's age, progress in RTI when gauging need for evaluation
April 13, 2012  Guidance and Best Practices for Implementing the New Bullying Statute
April 2012  SEE YOU IN COURT! - April 2012
March 2012  SEE YOU IN COURT! - March 2012
March 2012  When Bullying Behavior May Also Be Criminal Behavior
February 26, 2012  Unions Act In Teachers' Interests — Not Students'
February 8, 2012  Office for Civil Rights Issues Additional Q&As on the ADA Amendments Act of 2008
February 7, 2012  2012 Amendments to FERPA Regulations
February 6, 2012  Recent Court Decision Defines the Duty of Care for School Districts
February 6, 2012  The Acts of Individual Board Members Can Mean Liability for the Entire Board of Education
February 2012  SEE YOU IN COURT! - February 2012
February 1, 2012  New Rules Restricts the Use of Hand-Held Mobile Telephones by Drivers of Commercial Motor Vehicles
January 25, 2012  ADA Does Not Restrict School Districts When Teachers Can't Perform Essential Functions of Job
January 25, 2012  Challenges in Implementation of Race to the Top
January 13, 2012  Ninth Circuit Rules Teachers are not Entitled to Receive Accommodations Under the Americans with Disabilities Act to Ensure they Can Satisfy Employment Prerequisites
January 2012  SEE YOU IN COURT! - January 2012
December 2011  SEE YOU IN COURT! - December 2011
November 17, 2011  Don't Let Highly Mobile Students Fall Through Cracks on Eligibility
November 7, 2011  U.S. Supreme Court Declines Review in Doninger v. Niehoff
November 1, 2011  Dyslexia: Prepare teams to field requests for ‘quick-fix' methodologies
November 1, 2011  SEE YOU IN COURT! - November 2011
October 26, 2011  School District in Pennsylvania Defeats Student's Claim for Teammate Bullying
October 19, 2011  Revisions to Connecticut Special Education Regulations Nearing Completion
October 2011  SEE YOU IN COURT! - October 2011
August 29, 2011  Missouri State Teachers' Association Sues State Over Social Networking Law
September 2011  SEE YOU IN COURT! - September 2011
August 22, 2011  Parents Not Entitled to Reimbursement for Private School Placement Despite District's Denial of FAPE
August 8, 2011  Focus On Bullying, But Maintain Wide Lens
August 8, 2011  Working Together For The School Community
2011 Session  Education Legislation Summary
July/August 2011  SEE YOU IN COURT! - July/August 2011
July 19, 2011  Important Revisions to Connecticut's School Bullying Laws - Effective July 1, 2011
July 5, 2011  Connecticut Enacts Paid Sick Leave Law
June 15, 2011  SEE YOU IN COURT! - June 2011
May 30, 2011  Susan Freedman quoted in Maintaining Safe Schools Newsletter article, "Plug information leaks in e-mails"
May 25, 2011  Emerging Issue: Service Dogs in Schools
May 13, 2011  OCR Cautions Districts About Denying Student Enrollment Based on Immigration Status
May 13, 2011  Federal Court Recognizes Bullying Claim under IDEA
May 2, 2011  SEE YOU IN COURT! - May 2011
April 29, 2011  Second Circuit Court of Appeals Issues Decision on Disciplining a Student for Off-Campus E-Mail
April 18, 2011  U.S. Department of Education Announces Proposed Rulemaking under FERPA
April 1, 2011  SEE YOU IN COURT! - April 2011
March 29, 2011  Evidentiary Portions Of Teacher Interest Arbitration Hearings Must Be Open To The Public
March 24, 2011  Follow These Tips When Parents Base Bullying Concerns On Hearsay
March 1, 2011  SEE YOU IN COURT! - March 2011
February 15, 2011  Acting Education Commissioner Coleman Circulates Advisory on School Closures and the School Calendar
February 9, 2011  New Massachusetts Legislation Mandates Changes in Hiring Practices for Schools
February 3, 2011  Virginia School Board Votes to Return Ten Commandments Displays to Schools
February 2, 2011  CORI Reform in Massachusetts and Its Impact on Massachusetts Public Schools
February 1, 2011  SEE YOU IN COURT! - February 2011
January 28, 2011  State Department of Education Revises Regulations Concerning the Administration of Medication in Schools
January 27, 2011  Susan Freedman quoted in Special Education Connection article, "Top 10 e-mail errors that prove damaging to districts"
January 26, 2011  Supreme Court Clarifies Scope of Persons Protected from Retaliation under Title VII
January 19, 2011  First Circuit Affirms That Recitation Of The Pledge Of Allegiance Is Not A Formal Religious Exercise
January 17, 2011  Follow these steps to address parents' heightened concerns about bullying
January 14, 2011  Employers Need to Update Policies Regarding Employee Genetic Information
January 4, 2011  No Attorneys' Fees for Parents of Child Not Yet Determined Eligible Under the IDEA
January 3, 2011  GAO Released Report on Selected Cases of Public and Private Schools' Hiring of Individuals with Histories of Sexual Misconduct
January 1, 2011  SEE YOU IN COURT! - January 2011
December 6, 2010  SEE YOU IN COURT! - December 2010
November 1, 2010  SEE YOU IN COURT! - November 2010
October 25, 2010  Department of Education Adds Two Public Hearings and Extends Comment Deadline for Proposed Special Education Regulations
October 1, 2010  SEE YOU IN COURT! - October 2010
September 1, 2010  SEE YOU IN COURT! - September 2010
August 30, 2010  New Federal “Ed Jobs” Funding Creates Opportunities and Pitfalls for Connecticut School Districts
August 9, 2010  Courtroom Rules Don’t Apply In Expulsion Hearings
August 9, 2010  Linda Yoder quoted in Special Education Connection article, "Review, Revise Service Animal Policies in Light of New ADA Rules"
August 4, 2010  Julie Fay quoted in Special Ed Connection article, "Mitigate conflict over role of physician's orders in special ed decisions"
July 31, 2010  SEE YOU IN COURT! - July/August 2010
2010 Session  Education Legislation Summary
July 9, 2010  Linda Yoder quoted in Special Education Connection article, "Distinguish Between Placement, Location to Avoid OCR Investigation"
June 1, 2010  SEE YOU IN COURT! - June 2010
May 1, 2010  SEE YOU IN COURT! - May 2010
April 1, 2010  SEE YOU IN COURT! - April 2010
March 1, 2010  SEE YOU IN COURT! - March 2010
February 1, 2010  SEE YOU IN COURT! - February 2010
January 22, 2010  SEE YOU IN COURT! - January 2010
January 12, 2010  Make Sure Everyone is on the Same Page Regarding Diabetes Care In Schools
December 15, 2009  SEE YOU IN COURT! - December 2009
November 23, 2009  Superintendents to be Notified of Sex Offender Release
November 4, 2009  Governor Signs Budget Implementation Bill Regarding Education
November 2, 2009  SEE YOU IN COURT! - November 2009
October 1, 2009  SEE YOU IN COURT! - October 2009
September 7, 2009  The Evolving Constitutional Rights Of Students
September 1, 2009  SEE YOU IN COURT! - September 2009
July 21, 2009  SEE YOU IN COURT! - July/August 2009
2009 Session  Education Legislation Summary
July 13, 2009  State Department of Education Enacts Regulations Concerning the Physical Restraint and Seclusion of Students in Public Schools
July 6, 2009  Student Strip Search Held Unconstitutional
June 26, 2009  Supreme Court: Special Education Law Permits Parents Whose Children Have Never Received In-district Services to be Reimbursed for Private Placement
May 20, 2009  SEE YOU IN COURT! - June 2009
April 24, 2009  Board of Education in Connecticut Awarded Attorneys’ Fees by Federal Court in IDEA Case
April 22, 2009  SEE YOU IN COURT! - May 2009
Winter/Spring 2009  The 2008 Amendments to the Americans with Disabilities Act
March 20, 2009  SEE YOU IN COURT! - April 2009
March 20, 2009  SEE YOU IN COURT! - March 2009
February 6, 2009  Concessions, Cuts and Public Sector Bargaining
February 1, 2009  SEE YOU IN COURT! - February 2009
January 20, 2009  New Federal IDEA Regulations Impact Delivery of Special Education and Related Services
January 16, 2009  Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) Update
January 5, 2009  SEE YOU IN COURT! - January 2009
2008 Session  Education Legislation Summary
Monthly column in CAS Bulletin  Legal Mailbag
December 21, 2008  Congress Expands the Americans With Disabilities Act: How will this change Section 504?
December 9, 2008  SEE YOU IN COURT! - December 2008
December 3, 2008  Protecting Children in the 21st Century Act
October 28, 2008  SEE YOU IN COURT! - October 2008
October 24, 2008  New Legislation Impacts Minors Who Possess Tobacco
October 17, 2008  Freedom of Information Act Legislation Summary
October 1, 2008  Congress Expands the Americans With Disabilities Act
September 24, 2008  SEE YOU IN COURT! - September 2008
September 1, 2008  A Classroom Lesson In Free Speech Rights
August 12, 2008  SEE YOU IN COURT! - August 2008
July 2008  SEE YOU IN COURT! - July 2008
July 18, 2008  IRS Rethinks its Deferred Compensation Rules
June 20, 2008  Changes in Suspension Law Postponed Until July 1, 2009
June 13, 2008  Second Circuit Court of Appeals Affirms Denial of Student's Request
September 27, 2007  Connecticut Supreme Court Clears Way For Truthful References
August 9, 2007  Bong Hits and Draft Dodgers: The United States Supreme Court Looks at Student Speech
August 8, 2007  Parents Do Not Need Attorneys to Sue School Districts for IDEA Claims
April 3, 2007  New Rules for Electronically Stored Information
August 22, 2006  Release of Final Regulations Implementing IDEA 2004, Part B
2006 Session  Education Legislation Summary
Spring 2006  Employment Law Letter
Winter 2006  Employment Law Letter
November 16, 2005  Recent Supreme Court Decision - Schaffer v. Weast
November 4, 2005  Wellness Policy
2005 Session  Education Legislation Summary
December 21, 2004  Model Policy to Implement Public Act 04-243, "An Act Concerning Termination of Coaches"

News

September 18, 2017  Thomas Mooney to Receive President's Award from New England School Superintendents Assn
May 3, 2017  Shipman & Goodwin Hosts Annual Law Day Event
February 24, 2017  Anne Littlefield and Gwen Zittoun Address Withdrawal of Federal Guidance on Transgender Students
November 1, 2016  Shipman & Goodwin LLP Ranked Among 2017 "Best Law Firms"
October 26, 2016  Bill Roberts Suggests Quick Response to Student Data Breaches
July 29, 2016  LexBlog Leaders Series Highlights Gary Brochu and ctschoollaw.com
May 23, 2016  Tom Mooney to Receive Professional Excellence Award
November 2, 2015  Shipman & Goodwin Ranked Among 2016 "Best Law Firms"
December 28, 2014  Tom Mooney featured in Connecticut Post article, "School boards turn to the expert"
December 8, 2014  Tom Mooney quoted in CT Law Tribune article, "Prosecutor Scolds Schools Over Abuse Reporting Law"
November 3, 2014  Shipman & Goodwin Ranked Among 2015 "Best Law Firms"
November 1, 2013  Shipman & Goodwin Ranked Among 2014 "Best Law Firms"
November 1, 2012  Firm Ranked Among 2013 "Best Law Firms"
September 13, 2012  Six Firm Attorneys Receive "Lawyer of the Year" Honors
May 2, 2012  Law Day 2012 Gives Area High School Students a Glimpse of Law Firm Life
April 19-23, 2012  Four Attorneys Present at the National School Boards Association 72nd Annual Conference
January 31, 2012  Firm Names Two New Partners; Kevin M. Roy and Rebecca Rudnick Santiago
January 17, 2011  High Court Sweeps Aside School Drug Case

Events

November 17, 2017  2017 Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE)/Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS) Convention
October 3, 2017  Webinar: Mandated Reporting in Connecticut - Understanding Legal Obligations and Best Practice
September 28-29, 2017  New England Association of School Superintendents (NEASS) 200th Annual Fall Conference
September 22, 2017  Webinar - Board Member Boot Camp - Board Member Conduct: Empowering Good Behavior/Dealing with Bad Behavior
September 14, 2017  2017 Education Legislation Summary Seminar - Hartford
September 13, 2017  The Bureau of Special Education's 14th Annual Back to School Meeting
September 12, 2017  2017 Education Legislation Summary Seminar - Stamford
June 22, 2017  Connecticut Secondary Transition Symposium: Transition to College & Careers
May 19, 2017  2017 Annual Conference of the Connecticut Association of School Personnel Administrators (CASPA)
May 12, 2017  2017 Connecticut Education Network Annual Conference
May 12, 2017   Lehigh University's 45th Special Education Law Conference
May 3, 2017  No Environmental Issue Left Behind: Challenges for Public Schools – Compliance Requirements, Construction Projects and Crisis Management
April 28, 2017  2017 CAS Conference for School Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
April 24, 2017  International Ombudsman Association: The Education Conflict Resolution
April 21, 2017  2017 Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission Annual Conference
April 20, 2017  Education Conflict Resolution: Establishing Ombuds Programs in K-12 Schools
April 6, 2017  Hot Topics in Special Education and Section 504/ADA - Stamford
April 4, 2017  Hot Topics in Special Education and Section 504/ADA - Hartford
March 31, 2017  Webinar: Board Member Boot Camp - Conducting BOE Hearings
March 26, 2017  National School Board Association: The Educational Ombudsman - A Valuable Tool for Early Dispute Resolution
March 10, 2017  CLE Event: Labor and Employment Spring Seminar: 2017 Public Sector Legal Update
March 3, 2017  CTABA 13th Annual Conference
February 15, 2017  Teacher Evaluations in Connecticut: Where Are We Now? - Stamford
February 7, 2017  Teacher Evaluations in Connecticut: Where Are We Now? - Hartford
January 26, 2017  Webinar: Board Member Boot Camp -- Your Guide to Robert's Rules of Order
December 14, 2016  Board Meets World: A Board Member's Guide to Working With Stakeholders - Hartford, CT
November 18-19, 2016   2016 Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE)/Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS) Convention
November 16, 2016  Webinar: A School Attorney's Guide to ADA Accommodations for Employees
October 20-22, 2016   NSBA Council of School Attorneys 2016 School Law Practice Seminar
October 14, 2016  CASBO Timely Topic Workshop
September 27, 2016  Webinar: Board Member Boot Camp - A Guide to Effective Board Meetings
September 22, 2016  2016 Education Legislation Summary - Stamford
September 20, 2016  2016 Education Legislation Summary - Hartford
August 1, 2016  Working with Mediators & Advocates
June 27, 2016  Briefing on Public Act 16-189: An Act Concerning Student Data Privacy
June 2, 2016  Webinar: Top Legal Issues for Connecticut Charter Schools
May 26, 2016  Special Education Trends and Hot Topics - Stamford
May 19, 2016  Special Education Trends and Hot Topics - Hartford
May 11, 2016  Confidentiality and Freedom of Information Workshop
April 29, 2016  2016 CAS Conference for School Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
April 8, 2016   COSA School Law Seminar
March 31, 2016  The Intersection of Sports and Education Law
March 31, 2016  Critical Issues in School Health 2016
March 30, 2016   Webinar: Board Member Boot Camp - Roles and Responsibilities
March 17, 2016  Labor and Employment Spring Seminar: 2016 Public Sector Legal Update
January 22, 2016  CASBO Timely Topic Workshop
December 15, 2015  What Every School Board Member Should Know: A Review of Legal Rights and Responsibilities - Hartford, CT
December 15, 2015  What Every School Board Member Should Know: A Review of Legal Rights and Responsibilities - Stamford, CT
November 20-21, 2015   2015 Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE)/Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS) Convention
October 23, 2015  2015 Labor and Employment Fall Seminar
October 14, 2015  School Finance: Moving Forward
October 2, 2015  What You Need to Know about 504, Bullying and Cyberbullying
September 29, 2015   CT Council of Small Towns Legislative Wrap-Up
September 24, 2015  2015 Education Legislation Summary - Stamford
September 17, 2015  2015 Education Legislation Summary - Hartford
July 2, 2015  Webinar: Significant Changes to the Law Concerning Restraint and Seclusion in Schools
June 11, 2015  Hot Topics in Special Education - Stamford
June 2, 2015  Hot Topics in Special Education - Hartford
May 19, 2015  NBI: Special Education Laws Made Simple - Hartford
May 18, 2015  NBI: Special Education Laws Made Simple - New Haven
May 15, 2015  2015 New England School Climate & Anti-Bullying Conference
May 8, 2015  A Life Saved: Suicide Prevention and FAPE Obligations
April 24, 2015  CAS Conference for School Secretaries and Administrative Assistants
April 10, 2015  Connecticut Freedom of Information Commission Annual Conference 2015
April 8, 2015  Avoiding the Board Member Blues: How To Become a More Informed Board Member - Hartford
March 27, 2015  Helping All Children to Learn: What is your Role in Regard to Special Education?
March 26, 2015  The Thirty-Seventh Annual School Health Conference
March 24, 2015  Avoiding the Board Member Blues: How To Become a More Informed Board Member - Stamford
March 22, 2015  National School Boards Association (NSBA) Annual Conference 2015
March 19, 2015  Labor and Employment Spring Seminar: 2015 Public Sector Legal Update
March 19-21, 2015  National School Boards Association (NSBA) Council of School Attorneys 2015 School Law Seminar
March 18, 2015  NBI: Lawfully Managing Student Records Without Violating Privacy Rights
March 5, 2015  When Students Don't Attend School: The Law's Response to Truancy & Chronic Absenteeism
January 26, 2015  Connecticut School Counselor Association (CSCA) Hartford County Middle and High School Counselors Professional Development Conference
November 14-15, 2014  2014 Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE)/Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS) Convention
October 31, 2014  2014 School Facility Workshop - It Takes a Team
October 29, 2014  Webinar: Dealing With Bullying - Tips for School Staff
October 1, 2014  CABE: Special Education - The Law, the Process and Hot Button Issues
September 23, 2014  2014 Education Legislation Summary: What You Need To Know - Stamford
September 18, 2014  2014 Education Legislation Summary: What You Need To Know - Hartford
May 15, 2014  NBI: Disciplining Students with Behavioral Issues
May 14, 2014  A Special Education Primer for Connecticut's Charter Schools
March 13, 2014  Labor and Employment Spring Seminar: 2014 Public Sector Legal Update
March 12, 2014  Webinar: The Affordable Care Act and Collective Bargaining in Connecticut's Schools
March 4, 2014  School Construction Projects: Managing the Risks, Controlling the Costs
February 5, 2014  NBI: Special Education Laws Made Simple
January 21, 2014  Stamford - Peanuts, Concussions and Extracurriculars: Exploring the Landscape of Section 504
January 14, 2014  Hartford - Peanuts, Concussions and Extracurriculars: Exploring the Landscape of Section 504
December 12, 2013  A Legal and Practical Guide to the Board of Education Meeting
November 26, 2013  Decking the School's Halls: A Legal Update on Religion in Schools
November 16, 2013  2013 Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE)/Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS) Convention
October 9, 2013  Protected-Class Harassment and Bullying - October 9, Stamford
October 3, 2013  Protected-Class Harassment and Bullying - October 3, Hartford
September 19, 2013  2013 Legislative Update
August 21, 2013  Webinar: Working with Law Enforcement: Tips for School Attorneys and School Boards
June 20, 2013  The New Special Education Regulations: Are You Ready for July 1st? - Stamford
May 16, 2013  The New Special Education Regulations: Are You Ready for July 1st?
May 8, 2013  Top Legal Issues for Connecticut's Charter Schools
April 11-13, 2013  NSBA School Law Seminar - Bullying Panel
April 11, 2013  Assessing School Risk: Tools for Responding to Student Conduct
April 4 & 5, 2013  ConnCase Leadership Forum
March 28, 2013  Labor and Employment Spring Seminar: 2013 Public Sector Legal Update
March 25, 2013  CAS-CIAC Legal Workshop: Transgender Students and Individuals with Disabilities in Activities-What Every School Needs to Know
March 11, 2013  Assessing School Risk: Tools for Responding to Student Conduct
December 18, 2012  Student Activities Fall Advisors' Workshop
December 4, 2012  Decking the School's Halls: A Legal Update on Religion in Public Schools
November 30, 2012  Social Networking and Electronic Communications: Issues for Public Schools
November 16, 2012  Annual Meeting of the Nutmeg Board of Education
November 13, 2012  Are you a one-percenter? - A Discussion of Public Act 10-108 Concerning Unexpended BOE funds
October 9, 2012  Education Reform in Connecticut: Ensuring A Seamless Transition
October 3, 2012  Bullying in Schools: How Should the Law Protect Students?
September 20, 2012  Education Reform in Connecticut: Ensuring A Seamless Transition
July 12, 2012  Handling Special Education Challenges
May 1, 2012  Law Day 2012
April 26, 2012  Handling Special Education Challenges
April 23, 2012  Meaningful Meetings: More than Just Going through the Motions
April 22, 2012  Become a High Functioning School Board
April 22, 2012  Bully or Bigot: When Is Bullying Behavior Also Discrimination?
April 20, 2012  School District Liability for Peer Bullying and Harassment: A Review of Current Legal Standards
April 19, 2012  School District Liability for Peer Bullying and Harassment: A Review of Current Legal Standards
March 30, 2012  Labor and Employment Spring Seminar: 2012 Public Sector Legal Update
March 29-30, 2012  March Leadership Forum - Education and the Law: Current Legal Issues Impacting Education
March 20, 2012  Interdistrict Public Education: Equalizing Opportunity Beyond Racial Integration
March 13, 2012  Teacher Discipline Webinar: Part 2 of School Law Boot Camp Webinar Series
February 7, 2012  Practical Tips Regarding Preparation for Teacher Non-Renewal Hearings
December 15, 2011  I've Been Elected Board Chair--Now What?
November 30, 2011  Pupil Records: Best Practices Concerning Access, Release, Content and Storage of Educational Documents
November 18 - 19, 2011  2011 Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE)/Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS) Convention
November 15, 2011  SERAC Prevention Conference: "Bullying Behavior in Schools"
October 19, 2011  Teaching and Learning on the Digital Edge
October 5, 2011  Understanding Gender Identity and Expression and Its Impact in the Workplace
September 22, 2011  2011 Legislative Developments: Bullying, Gender Identity and More - Stamford, CT
September 15, 2011  2011 Legislative Developments: Bullying, Gender Identity and More - Hartford, CT
May 3, 2011  Education Law Seminar
April 28, 2011  Sexual Harassment Prevention Training - Hartford, CT
April 26, 2011  Student Privacy and School Communications - Stamford, CT
April 14, 2011  Sexual Harassment Prevention Training - Stamford, CT
April 12, 2011  Sexual Harassment Prevention Training - Hartford, CT
April 8, 2011  2011 National School Boards Association (NSBA) Annual Conference
April 5, 2011  Student Privacy and School Communications - Hartford, CT
March 25, 2011  Labor Relations Update
March 23-24, 2011  March Leadership Forum: Education and the Law: Current Legal Issues Impacting Education
March 4, 2011  Labor and Employment Department Public Sector 2011 Spring Seminar
December 8, 2010  Bullying Investigations Seminar - Stamford, CT
November 19, 2010  Recent Cases: Section 504 of the Rehabilitation
November 19-20, 2010  2010 Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE)/Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS) Convention
November 8, 2010  Bullying Investigations Seminar - Hartford, CT
October 29, 2010  Hiring and Firing from a Legal Perspective
October 27, 2010  Sexual Harassment Prevention Training - Hartford, CT
October 21, 2010  Sexual Harassment Prevention Training - Stamford, CT
October 15, 2010  A School Law Primer on Student Discipline
October 15, 2010  Collective Bargaining in Uncertain Times
October 7, 2010  Sexual Harassment Prevention Training - Hartford, CT
May 20, 2010  Investigating Employee Misconduct
April 29, 2010  Sexual Harassment Prevention Training - Hartford, CT
April 27, 2010  Legal Update – Green Schools & Collective Bargaining
April 23, 2010  Sexual Harassment Prevention Training - Hartford, CT
April 15, 2010  Sexual Harassment Prevention Training - Stamford, CT
April 8, 2010  Investigations of Student Misconduct - Stamford, CT
April 6, 2010  Electronic Communications and Social Networking in Schools
March 26, 2010  Student Rights, Sexting and Student/Staff Communication
March 24-25, 2010  Education and the Law: Current Legal Issues
March 19, 2010  Labor and Employment Department Public Sector Spring Seminar
January 21, 2010  Investigations of Student Misconduct - Hartford, CT
January 20, 2010  Let Your Fingers Do the Talking: Texting, Sexting & Teens
October 22, 2009  Legal Updates in Special Education - Stamford, CT
October 16, 2009  The Current Constitutional Rights of Education Personnel
October 15, 2009  Sexual Harassment Prevention Training - Stamford, CT
October 14, 2009  Sexual Harassment Prevention Training - Hartford, CT
October 8, 2009  Sexual Harassment Prevention Training - Hartford, CT
September 25, 2009  Teaching and Learning in the Future Sense
September 24, 2009  Legal Updates in Special Education - Hartford, CT
May 20, 2009  Collective Bargaining
April 30, 2009  School Law Breakfast Seminar: Student Health Issues
April 30, 2009  Sexual Harassment Prevention Training - Stamford, CT
April 14, 2009  Sexual Harassment Prevention Training - Hartford, CT
April 7, 2009  Sexual Harassment Prevention Training - Hartford, CT
April 3, 2009  Labor and Employment Department Spring Seminar
April 3, 2009  A Conference for School Office Personnel
March 25, 2009  Education Law and Policy Society Event: No Child Left Behind Panel
February 12, 2009  Introduction to Copyright Law
January 15, 2009  What's New? Recent Developments in the Law
January 13, 2009  Developments in Discipline: A Seminar For Superintendents and Principals Presented by the School Law Practice Group
December 9, 2008  Developments in Discipline: A Seminar For Superintendents and Principals Presented by the School Law Practice Group
November 15, 2008  2008 Connecticut Association of Boards of Education (CABE)/Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS) Convention
November 14, 2008  Public Education in the 21st Century - Meeting the Challenge
October 22, 2008  Sexual Harassment Prevention Training - Hartford, CT
October 16, 2008  Sexual Harassment Prevention Training - Stamford, CT
October 15, 2008  Sexual Harassment Prevention Training - Hartford, CT
October 14, 2008  Section 504: Providing Regular Education Accommodations to Students With Disabilities
October 7, 2008  Section 504: Providing Regular Education Accommodations to Students With Disabilities
June 3, 2008  Collective Bargaining: Health Insurance and Legal Issues
May 15, 2008  Storage, Destruction and Disclosure of Electronically Stored Information
April 25, 2008  Eighth Annual Education Law Conference
April 25, 2008  Connecticut Association of Schools Seminar for School Office Personnel
April 4, 2008  Labor and Employment Department Spring Seminar
April, 3, 2008  2008 Freedom of Information Conference
February 29, 2008  Non-Renewal and Termination of Non-Tenure Teachers
November 8, 2007  First Amendment Issues for Public School Students
July 18, 2007  A Panel Discussion On The Legal Impact of Parents Involved in Cmty. Schs. v. Seattle Sch. Dist. No. 1 on Diversity Plans for Connecticut Public Schools
May 17, 2007  Practical Implications of the PJ Settlement
May 15, 2007  CBA Education Law Committee; Legislative Update
May 9, 2007  IDEA 2004 Regulations and Implications for Students Ages 5-21
April 10, 2007  Your Dollars at Work
February 1, 2007  Recent Developments in Special Education
January 11, 2007  Leadership Greater Hartford
November 2, 2006  Quinnipiac University Question & Answer Session on Special Education
October 24, 2006  Special Education: The Law, the Process and new IDEA Part B Regulations
October 19, 2006  Labor and Employment Department Fall Seminar
September 19, 2006  Individuals With Disabilities Education Act (IDEA): An Updated Practical Guide For The IEP/PPT Team Administrator
August 29. 2006  Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973
June 18, 2006  IDEA Compliance: Common Pitfalls for School Districts
June 12, 2006  2006 CBA Annual Meeting Connecticut Labor and Employment Law Developments 2005-2006
April 12, 2006  IDEA Reauthorization
February 6-7, 2006  Identify and Testing Students with Disabilities
January 26, 2006  The New IEP in Connecticut
January 18, 2006  Helping all students to learn …
December 2, 2005  Understanding the Laws, Liabilities and Responsibilities in Special Education Practice
December 1, 2005  When a Student is Counseled Out or Expelled
November 30, 2005  IDEA Reauthorization 2004
August 31, 2005  IDEA Reauthorization
August 25, 2005  Introduction to Special Education, IDEA
June 1, 2005  Conn. Association of School Psychologists: "IDEA Reauthorization, The Role of the Psychologist"
May 20, 2005  Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEA):
April 29, 2005  Discipline, Reference Letters in Independent Schools
March 29, 2005  Legal Implications of IDEA 2004
March 24, 2005  Confidentiality of Student Records
March 3, 2005  IDEA Reauthorization 2004
February 7, 2005  Legal Issues in Section 504 and SSD Eligibility
February 3, 2005  Section 504 and IDEA
January 24, 2005  Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement (IDEA) Reauthorization 2004
January 21, 2005  IDEA 2004
January 21, 2005  IDEA Reauthorization 2004
January 20, 2005  Legal Update of Laws and 504 Issues
January 18, 2005  Legal Update: Hot Issues in Special Education
January 18, 2005  Disciplinary Consequences for Special Education Students
January 1, 2005  Legal Issues
December 9, 2004  High Expectations...Healthy Stress
October 15, 2004  Connecticut Bar Association: "The Role of the Court and Schools in Discipline"
October 15, 2004  The Juvenile Court and Children With Disabilities
October 12, 2004  Independent Evaluations
August 31, 2004  Teacher Responsibilies Under Section 504, IDEA
June 8. 2004  Legal Issues of Admissions Requirements
April 14, 2004  Issues with Families and Release of Information Under IDEA
March 31, 2004  IDEA, Section 504: Record Keeping for Special Education Staff
March 10, 2004  Special Education and Confidentiality Requirements for Secretaries and Paraprofessionals
March 9, 2004  Legal Updates in Special Education
January 1, 2004  Legal Issues for School Administrators
December 24, 2003  Law Talk on Radio 1080
November 5, 2003  Education Law Issues
February 26, 2002  Education Law by the Masters
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