2013 Breakout Sessions

 This year’s conference features a wide variety of topics with valuable take-aways that board members, administrators, and teachers can return to their schools and put to use for the benefit of their students.

Detailed Breakout Session Information and Descriptions

Our break out sessions are organized by topics and interest. Some of the sessions may also be workshop sessions. We want to provide an opportunity for conference delegates to participate more actively in the charter school movement, and for several discussions to take place at the same time. A facilitator will present the topic or question to be discussed, and team notes may be taken down with the group’s ideas. The information gathered may be used for future purposes and for sharing information. We feel we have breakout sessions which have clear and realistic objectives, as well as those which present interesting and well-formulated questions for charter school advocates. We hope you will feel more comfortable sharing ideas in smaller groups. If there is an idea which has not been considered please let us know. Please plan your breakout sessions in advance as some rooms may fill up fast.

 Breakout Session 1

Friday Morning, March 22, 9:15 a.m. – 10:05 a.m.

 

How Can Charter Schools Be Cutting Edge Institutions? -  Howard Lee, Founder, Howard Lee Institute

 Dogwood Room – Accountability Testing

How can and why charter schools must be cutting edge education institutions? In this session we will look at some of the most successful models around the country and determine how a leader should evaluate the environment in which his/her school  is functioning and make constructive adjustments.  There are several keys to making a charter school successful which will be highlighted and offered as takeaways for participants. Participants will be asked to determine which keys are embraced by their schools and what needs to be done in order to enhance their prospects for long term success.

 

 

Ending The Power Struggle – Sue Kemple, Wellness Wordsmith

 Boxwood Room – Classroom Instruction/Behavior

What if I told you that by using a few tried and true, research supported techniques, your students would listen the first time and you would avoid classroom power struggles?  What if I told you that by using these techniques, one school went from 2300 office referrals in one year to just 23 the next?  Would you believe me?  It’s all true – and it can be true for you, too.

 

Inclusion to Close The Gap – Sandy Smith, American Renaissance School

 Judicial Room – Curricula

How does one implement a research based Inclusion Model which positively impacts students? Would you like for students to be empowered towards a higher problem solving skill level?

Overview: Topics discussed will be sharing of best practices, how this team is implementing the new Common Core Standards, and empowering the students to develop higher level problem solving skills. We hope to give participants ideas of how to design a highly effective Inclusion.

Model, define the roles of the special educator and regular educator, thus raising achievement levels and closing the achievement gap.

 

Larger Lessons for Urban Schools – Dr. Ron Large, Pinecrest Creek Academy

 Board Room – Campus Climate/ Culture

This session will provide educators with strategies and techniques that will impact student achievement at urban schools.

Three objectives:

1. Foster Positive Culture and Climate

2. Improve the Quality of Instruction

3. Connect with Struggling Students

Discover five powerful lessons that are critical to reaching and teaching the most challenging students. This inspiring presentation is based on the unique relationship between teacher and student and the lessons they learned from each other over the last 25 years. Topics include creating a safe, student-centered classroom climate, building relationships, establishing and maintaining high expectations, and being a difference maker. The message is captivating and the lessons are invaluable.

 

Financing Options – Patrick Beausoll, Highmark Schools

Sandalwood Room – Finance/Facility

There are only so many ways to finance a charter school construction project. This vendor-neutral session lays out the most common facility financing options side-by-side in clear, direct language. Participants will understand the pros and cons of each approach; which options are more common for start-ups vs. operational schools; and what to watch out for in each option.

Want to understand common facility financing options in simplified language? Want to understand the pros and cons of each option?

 

Effective Leadership for High Quality Instruction – Dr. Howard Coleman, UNC-Wilmington

 Oakwood Room – Management/Governance

Dr. Coleman will discuss the importance of effective leadership in promoting high quality instruction and student achievement in charter schools.  He will present a decision making model for charter school leaders, teachers and board members to use to ensure that instruction is directly related to preparing all students for academic success.

 

Breakout Session 2

Friday Morning, 10:35 a.m.-11:25 a.m.

 

Research-based Scaffolding to Accelerate Growth – Toni Enloe, Learning-Focused

Dogwood Room- Accountability/Testing

This interactive presentation addresses the “root cause” of academic failure – the lack of prior knowledge, vocabulary and experiences that are necessary to connect new knowledge and skills. Participants will experience an acceleration model that implements research based previewing and scaffolding practice and exemplary strategies that raise student achievement. Participants will leave with the knowledge to accelerate and scaffold learning and to increase achievement for all students who are below grade level.

 

Behavior Management/PBIS in a Charter School – Cheryl Pierce, American Renaissance School

Boxwood Room – Classroom Instruction/Behavior

The American Renaissance PBIS team will share their journey to reduce negative student behavior with increased positive behavior through positive interventions. The team will describe the components of Positive Behavior Intervention Systems and will discuss the necessary steps to make PBIS a successful framework for your school. Participants will leave with a toolkit of ideas to get started on the path towards an effective PBIS school.

 

Identify the Love Language of Your Students – Elizabeth Herrera, Carter Community School

Judicial Room – Curricula

Overview: How can you learn to speak each of the love languages with your students- and fill their love tank? This workshop will help you:

~ recognize your student’s love language

~ understand the link between successful learning and love languages

~ comprehend how the love languages can help you discipline more effectively

~ establish a foundation of unconditional love for your child

What is your love language and those of your students?  Why is it important to know and then how to implement processes for better understanding leading to higher successes?

 

A Culture of Achievement in a City of Despair – Chris Matheson, International Academy of Saginaw

 Board Room – Campus Climate/Culture

Chris Matheson, Student Life Coordinator at the International Academy of Flint and CEO and Co-Founder of the Nile Project will take participants through an interactive approach to creating a culture of achievement in their respective schools.  Participants in this session will leave motivated, empowered, and equipped to create a positive culture that fosters academic achievement, along with respect and responsibility, at their respective schools!  How would you like to learn and take-away and interactive approach to creating a culture of respect in your schools through the use of the Nile Project?

 

Panel:  New Facilities, How we did it!  You Can Too! – Member Schools, NC Alliance for Public Charter Schools

Sandalwood Room – Finance/Facility

Panel Discussion and Q&A – Facility Financing by NC schools that have done it.  What to do, and what not to do.  Lessons learned the hard way. Among the panelists are  Joe Maimone of Thomas Jefferson Classical Academy, Kathy Rettig of Cape Fear Center for Inquiry, and others that have recently been through financing and filling new facilities.  Profit from their experiences!

 

The Walkthrough – Monitoring for Achievement – Max Thompson, Learning Focused

Oakwood Room – Management/Governance

This session provides participants with a thorough understanding of a process for conducting walkthroughs and 5×5′s with a clear and precise purpose. Leaders must have a means for establishing targeted goals and criteria for determining success. Participants will be engaged in multiple activities providing them with the experience of each step in the walkthrough process.

Would you like to engage in a process stimulating you to experience each step in the monitoring of student achievement? Enter this session and leave with the tools.

Breakout Session 3

Friday Afternoon, 1:00-1:50

 

Get Ready for the Smarter Assessment:  PARCC – James Spruill, Plymouth Education

Dogwood Room- Accountability Testing

The session will examine how the success of Smarter-Balanced/PARCC Assessment’s high stakes testing will be heavily dependent upon effective educational technology integration (EdTech) conjoined to Common Core State Standards (CCSS) comprehensively supported by information technology (IT). To properly prepare for the coming online assessments, school must undergo a paradigm shift from teacher-focused classrooms to 21st century, student-centered learning environments where the domains of EdTech, IT and CCSS are thoroughly integrated. Ramifications will be explored and solutions offered for implementing an EdTech, IT and CCSS curriculum as preparation for Smarter-balanced Assessment’s computer adaptive, online tests with educational technology performance tasks.

Would you like to know more about the Technology connection with Common Core Standards?  How do you navigate through the paradigm shift?

 

Q & A Panel on Blended Learning – Tom Vander Ark, Learn Capital

Boxwood Room – Classroom Instruction/Behavior

 

Career-Ready Skills in a Classroom – Sofi Frankowski, NC New Schools

 Judicial Room – Curricula

Participants will consider definition of “career and college ready” skills and use video excerpts from classrooms to investigate what evidence of those skills might look like in school.  Through small and large group discussion, participants will discuss implications of Common Core, the modern economy and “career and college readiness” on instruction.

What are “career and college ready” skills?  Enter and depart with information on the NC New Schools’ Common Instructional Framework.

 

Patterns for Success in Leadership – Max Thompson, Learning Focused

Board Room – Campus Climate/Culture

An evaluation consortium recently completed a series of evaluations of Title One schools that are now among the highest performing schools in their states. The goal was to identify patterns of common curriculum, instruction, assessment, and leadership practices that directly attributed to these former struggling schools’ successes. This session focuses on those common patterns and is directed at district and school leadership in the Advancing Academic Performance Strand.

Are you interested in becoming empowered with the most current knowledge for accelerating student achievement in difference to any levels?  This session will provide you with innovative and proven practices.

 

Capital Financing Options – Stuart Ellis, Charter School Capital

Sandalwood Room – Finance/Facility

Learn steps your school can take to realize your school’s facility dreams. Our presentation will help school administrators gain valuable insight into the future of facilities development, access and funding. We will discuss how to tap into funding sources to build and operate schools as well as approaches to funding new construction and modernization.

What steps can you take so that your school facility becomes the one envisioned? Learn how to tap into funding sources to make the dream a reality.

 

Managing Low-Cost Technical Implementation – Walter Finnigan, Clover Garden Charter

Oakwood Room – Management/Governance

Implementing technology in your school can be expensive and often produces results that do not live up to expectations.  Learn a proven approach that has resulted in lower per-pupil expenses, a consistent user experience, increased faculty productivity, elimination of redundant services, and improved test scores.  Attendees will be provided
with information needed to evaluate the effectiveness of your technology implementation and its effect on the educational environment.  Attendees may also leave with a different understanding of the consequences of your technology decisions.  New and established charter schools will both benefit from the information and real-world examples provided in this session.

How would you like to implement technology into your school at a lower per-pupil expense and yielding positive results?  Would you like information needed to evaluate effectiveness of your technology on student result?

Breakout Session 4

Friday Afternoon, 2:00 p.m. – 2:50 p.m.

 

Treading on the Charter Brand – Dr. Terry Stoops, Locke Foundation

Dogwood Room – Accountability/Testing

After nearly 20 years, many charter schools have risen to a high level of prominence and recognition in NC with great demand and long waiting lists of students.  The success of these independent schools has created value in the “charter” brand name.  Now traditional districts are trying to capitalize on this success by requesting the General Assembly to create additional classes of schools they would call  “Local” charters or “Conversion” charters or “District” charters or “Co-op” charters but that are controlled not by independent boards but that would  merely return control to the traditional district board of education.  These attempts will be discussed in light of the current statutory purpose of charter schools to be “independent of existing schools.” If successful, what impact would such pseudo-charters have on present and future real charters?

 

Teaching Critique To All Students: K-12 – Leslie Paynter, Voyager Academy

Boxwood Room – Classroom Instruction/Behavior

Most students do not arrive in our classrooms knowing how to do high-quality work. If they have never seen examples of a good project, an excellent non-fiction or narrative piece of writing or a superior written reflection, no amount of clear instruction can give them a picture in their mind of what they are aiming for in their work.  The strategies of modeling, critique, and revision can take abstract ideas of quality and make them concrete and functional for students; they can lead students to build criteria for what good work looks like; and they can inspire and induce students to become reflective learners.  In many classrooms, some form of critique and revision are used.  However, typically students are paired off and asked to give each other feedback on a draft of writing. The prompt may be vague and the student is asked to give their partner suggestions for improvements. This can be useful, but often it can be a waste of time.  Without a well-defined focus, few students are able of giving insightful, useful feedback in the important areas that need revision. Subsequent drafts of the written work will often show minor, superficial changes, maybe some improvements in mechanics, but no significant growth. We will show the two types of critique, gallery and in-depth. We will discuss the guidelines and the three rules for teaching critique to all students from kindergarten through twelfth grade.  We will stress the importance of vocabulary building during the critique process.  Lastly, we will go through the critique process so that everyone will leave knowing how to begin critique in their school and classrooms.

Would you like to create a habit of mind that infiltrates the classroom in all subject areas, K – 12 on the topic of critique?  You will leave with knowledge of two types: gallery and in-depth.

 

Design for the Future of Learning – Bryan Setser, 2Revolution

Judicial Room – Curricula

The Future of Learning is “wet clay”. We are all trying our best to identify, understand, and design our outcomes towards future technologies, learning sciences, and curriculum approaches. In this dynamic session, Dr. Setser will help you “unthink school to rethink learning”. Drawing on six future of learning trends, participants will understand how to design for the future of learning, participate on learning networks, and move towards making themselves – an amplified individual in an amplified organization.

 

Staff Development Fosters Passionate Educators – Claire Wilkerson, Millennium Academy

 Board Room – Campus Climate/Culture

In this session attendees will be introduced to the unique staff development ideas that have been implemented at Millennium Charter Academy. We will also discuss how MCA’s learning environment has been transformed as a result of our in-house professional development series.

 

Class Action Standing To Recover Underpayments – Gary Shipman, Shipman & Wright, PLC

 Sandalwood Room – Finance/Facility

Attorney Shipman will discuss Class Action Lawsuits as a means of recovering funds resulting from underpayments by districts to charters.  What is a “Class?”  How does a class get certified?  Can my charter school be in the class?  What are the claims?  How much can my school recover?

You will want to hear the answers to these and other questions discussed by Gary.

 

Policy Governance Part 1 – Jane Grosse, Kennedy Charter School

Oakwood Room – Management/ Governance

Is your “good” board interested in becoming an “excellent” board?  Does your board want to be focused on outcomes and accountability, in control without meddling or rubber stamping, confidently delegating authority in exchange for performance, and future focused?

Dr. John Carver’s Policy Governance® model offers clarity and outcome driven governance policies for the board and the chief executive/principal of your school. This session will help you, for example, define the board’s expectations for itself and the school, clarify specifics of the board-CEO relationship and the method by which board-stated criteria will be used for CEO evaluation, understand the four categories of governance policies, and understand key steps in implementing Policy Governance.  Dr. Carver’s model is a whole new ball game for boards no longer content to duplicate work competent staff has been hired to do, listen to last month’s reports instead of focusing on the future and sort through mounds of paper work about activities rather than results.

 Be ready for a paradigm shift!

Breakout Session 5

Friday Afternoon, 3:00 p.m. – 3:50 p.m.

 

Panel: Equity for Charter Accountability – Board Members, NC Alliance for Public Charter Schools

 Dogwood Room – Accountability/Testing

Differing rules for accountability between traditional schools and charter schools creates friction between the systems and confuses the public.  This panel will discuss the differences and how to balance them to align with each system’s goals and purposes.

 

How Vocabulary Increases Achievement – Toni Enloe, Learning-Focused

Boxwood Room – Classroom Instruction, Behavior

Vocabulary Instruction That Impacts Student Achievement will unveil the latest secrets of systematic vocabulary instruction that guarantee a rise in student achievement, especially with low-achieving students. Reap the benefits of the latest research! Rally to the challenges of closing the achievement gap! Make a commitment to consistent and explicit vocabulary instruction. Join the ranks of teachers who are making a difference over night. You too can master extraordinary strategies effortlessly by exploring the exemplary practices recommend during this presentation.

What are the latest secrets of systematic vocabulary instruction that guarantee a rise in student achievement, especially with low-achieving students?  Would you like to master extraordinary practices which will produce the results?

 

Can You Really Teach Story Problems? Yes! – Tom Clark, Video Text Interactive

Judicial Room – Curricula

The application of Mathematics in the real world, continues to be an instructional issue, as is evidenced by the Common Core Standards.  In this workshop, we will develop five analysis-questions, guaranteed to lead students to the solution to a story problem.   We know that students generally dislike story problems, so we must change their attitudes regarding the “mystery” of problem-solving.  Participants will assume the role of the student, developing, and demonstrating an inquiry-based approach, guaranteed to analyze and resolve typical textbook story problems.  Participants will leave the workshop with materials which they can confidently incorporate into their classroom instruction.

 

Forget the Rainforest.. SAVE MY CLASSROOM!!  Terry Lampkin, Barringer Academic Center

Board Room – Campus Climate/Culture

Tired of classroom management gimmicks and cumbersome discipline bookkeeping systems? Learn strategies to become and effective classroom manager. Find new ways to document classroom discipline problems in the minimum amount of time. Discover techniques that can cut down on as much as 70% of low-level discipline problems in the classroom. Learn to teach classroom rules and procedures just as you would teach course content. Enjoy a calmer teaching environment that helps you regain 5-9 hours of lost instruction time per week. Find ways to cover up to 30% more content in your classroom this year.

Participants will learn to….
1.        Share information to classroom teachers for reducing the number of office referrals.
2.        Enhance the educational climate of their respective buildings.
3.        Spend more time on being an instructional leader, rather than a disciplinarian.

 

Finding Funding for Charters – Tammy Knights, National Charter School Resources

Sandalwood Room – Finance/Facility

The presentation/workshop “Finding Funding Opportunities for Charter Schools,” presented by Tammie Knights and associates from the National Charter School Resource Center, provides critical information and tools you can use through a facilitated grant finding workshop. Participants are provided an overview of the federal and private foundation funding landscape as well as some of the top strategies – and common mistakes – to securing funding. Audience participation is highly encouraged throughout the workshop. After sharing favorite search strategies and techniques, the participants are guided through a grant search and preparation exercise tailored to the particular interests of the audience. Participants should walk away with a valuable list of sources, including state and local, federal, and private, to find funding opportunities. They should also learn proven strategies for winning grants from these sources.

What are the procedures for finding, applying and winning grants for your school? Engage in a real application process which you can use immediately.

 

Policy Governance, Part 2 – Jane Grosse, Kennedy Charter School

Oakwood Room – Management/Governance

Dr. John Carver’s Policy Governance® model offers clarity and outcome driven governance policies for the board and the chief executive/principal of your school. This session will help you, for example, define the board’s expectations for itself and the school, clarify specifics of the board-CEO relationship and the method by which board-stated criteria will be used for CEO evaluation, understand the four categories of governance policies, and understand key steps in implementing Policy Governance.  Dr. Carver’s model is a whole new ball game for boards no longer content to duplicate work competent staff has been hired to do, listen to last month’s reports instead of focusing on the future and sort through mounds of paper work about activities rather than results.

 Be ready for a paradigm shift!

Vendor Presentations

Friday Afternoon 4:00 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.

 

Making a Meaningful Impact With Your Data – Brian Bedrick, Interactive Data Partners

Dogwood Room – Accountability/Testing

We all talk about the importance of data and many schools use balanced scorecards, dashboards, and other data-related tools.  But what is the actual impact of these tools?

Best practices and resulting impact from international, independent and public schools and an interactive workshop to explore how these ideas can be applied to charter schools.

Would you like to know not only how to make all the data meaningful but what to report?  This session will provide you with best practices from across the educational spectrum.

 

Harnessing Powerschool Companions – Elizabeth Jordan, Pearson Digital

Boxwood Room – Classroom Instruction/Behavior

Implementation with fidelity is the key to any intervention solution but harnessing the power of technology is not always easy in today’s classroom.  Learn how to harness the power of technology and support your common core instruction using Powerschool companion products: SuccessMaker, Gradpoint, and WriteToLearn.  Starting with your focused interventions in reading and math, SuccessMaker will target and help build skills.  GradPoint can be used to support, enhance, or provide curriculum for 6th – 12th graders in traditional or virtual settings.  Finally WriteToLearn is the perfect companion to meeting the new Common Core Standards allowing students to

How would you like to learn about harnessing the power of technology and support your common core instruction using Powerschool companion products: SuccessMaker, Gradpoint, and WriteToLearn? Are you interested in fidelity?

 

NCWrite:  Help For the Common Core – Dr. Trish Martin, Measurement, Inc.

Judicial Room – Curricula

In this session, participants will explore innovative strategies for improving student writing skills using NC Write, an online formative writing assessment tool for North Carolina teachers and students. NC Write utilizes award -winning automated essay scoring technologies to score student writing and provide feedback for improvements. A demonstration of NC Write will be provided, including the real-time scoring of an essay, formative feedback tools, interactive writing tutorials, and progress reports. Participants will also be given a sneak peek at the latest innovations in technology enhanced test items for the new Smarter Balanced assessments.

Would you like to learn about an automated program, NC Write which utilizes award winning automated essay scoring technologies scoring student essays leading to improve writing?  Learn more about this award winning program already incorporated in many charter schools across NC.

 

Leadership: An Extreme Makeover – Chavis Gash, Dream Builders Communications, Inc.

Board Room – Campus Climate/Culture

Not enough hours in a day to complete all documentation and other tasks.  More meeting than processing time, and yet the district goals must be met.  If these statements represent those that have run through your mind, then this workshop has been designed for those who serve in an educational role, whether it be administrator, teacher, counselor, “Leadership: The Extreme Make Over”  in some shape, form, or fashion, will help all participants, because we all function in some sort of leadership role.  This workshop will speak about B.E.S.T. strategies to improving core values, practices, leadership skills, and ultimately to make productive methods practical and applicable daily.  To enhance your districts performance the B will focus on and assist participants to Better evaluate previous strategies and methods of reaching staff, students, and communities compared to present practices. This will allow the opportunity to identify what has worked, what is working, and what will work for future leaders.  The E will focus on strategies to Evaluate staff members that chose to commit to the districts’ process.  The S will focus on embracing the Setbacks and prepare the leaders to teach success and how to effectively get the most out of non-engaged colleagues.  Finally, the T will focus on supporting the power of Teamwork with the districts, students, parents, colleagues, and community leaders, operating in a team model that creates a platform for high productivity and best strategies of how to instill academic growth and expansion.  So do your best!  Exhibit your best!  Moreover, make this your B.E.S.T.  “Leadership: The Extreme Make Over” experience.

Do you need a leadership make over? How would like to go through the B.E.S.T. Extreme Make Over experience which will lead you to becoming the best.

 

Tax-Exempt Charter Bond – The Basics – Michael Braun, Ziegler

Sandalwood Room – Finance/Facility

The presentation will cover facilities financing options available to charter school operators today and an overview of the current lending environment.  We will also provide information on the areas schools need to focus on today in order to get ready for a future financing.

Are you aware of tax-exempt bonds for charter school facilities?  Would you like to know more about facilities financing options and information on the areas you need to focus preparing for future financing.

 

Managing Cash for Solid Growth – John Dahlberg, Capital Solutions

 Oakwood Room – Management/Governance

This session will provide information and discussion around growth strategies that will allow school administrators to execute components immediately. Our presentation deck will be made available to attendees after the conference. Key strategies will allow attendees to begin to think about operational activities in terms of growth and analyze their cash flow management with growth in mind.  Would you like to know more about managing cash and necessary steps in building a solid growth strategy?  This session will provide you with take-aways for immediate implementation.

Breakout Session 1

Saturday Morning, 10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.

 

NWEA Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) – Jeanine Edwards, NWEA

Dogwood Room – Accountability/Testing

NWEA Measures of Academic Progress (MAP) tests present students with engaging, age-appropriate content. As a student responds to questions, the test responds to the student, adjusting up or down in difficulty.  The result is a rewarding experience for the student, and a wealth of detailed information for teachers, parents and administrators.

 

Implementing Core Knowledge in a K-8 School – Cathy Kinter, Thomas Jefferson Academy

Boxwood Room – Classroom Instruction, Behavior

 

Q & A: Implementing the Classical Curricula – Dr. Dan Coupland, Hillsdale College

Judicial Room – Curricula

In the latter half of the 20th Century, explicit instruction in English grammar was systematically squeezed out of the K-12 curriculum.  In the last few years, it has begun to find its way back into classrooms.  This presentation will address the historical role that grammar has played in education, and it will describe why it should once again be an important part of K-12 schooling.

 

Active Learning In A Redesigned Classroom – Rob Johnson, NC State University

Board Room – Campus Climate/Culture

The primary goal of the Student-Centered Active Learning Environment with Upside-down Pedagogies (SCALE-UP) is to establish a highly collaborative, hands-on, and computer-rich interactive learning environment. Educational research indicates that students should collaborate on tasks and be deeply involved with the material they are studying. We promote active learning in a redesigned classroom. The social interaction between students and with their teachers appears to be the “active ingredient” that makes the approach work. The pedagogical methods and classroom management techniques we design and disseminate are general enough to be used in a variety of classes at many types of educational settings.

Would you like to learn about The primary goal of the Student-Centered Active Learning Environment with Upside-down Pedagogies (SCALE-UP)? Learn how to re-design the work one works in your classroom.

 

Panel:  Equity for Charter Funding – Board Members, NC Alliance for Public Charter Schools

Sandalwood Room – Finance/Facility

 

Liability for Educators:  What You Need To Know – Donna Rascoe, Cranfill Sumner & Hartzog

Oakwood Room – Management/Governance

A specialist in education law and frequent defender of schools and school employees, Ms. Rascoe will cover a number of key points in special education matters in due process hearings and federal court including claims related to evaluations, services, discipline, and private school placements.  Other areas such as claims of wrongful termination; sex, race, and disability discrimination; and various constitutional violations will be discussed.

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Please e-mail conference@ncchartersall.org or call 888-275-5161

 

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