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Education Law
Friday, August 8

SC Bar Conference Center
1501 Park Street


Registration Fees:

Early Bird $240
Regular $290 (after 7/25)


This program qualifies for 6.0 MCLE credit hours, including up to 1.0 LEPR credit hour


Join your colleagues for a full day of Education Law. Course Planner Meg Hazel has brought together a stellar faculty who will cover topics from Charter Schools, social media and a legislative update. There will also be an hour of ethics with Gale DuBose. This is a program you don’t want to miss!

8:55 a.m.        Welcome and Opening Remarks
9:00 a.m.        Charter Schools on the Rise
                          Dana C. Reed
                          South Carolina Public Charter School District
                          Dana will cover an overview of our state charter school law and the current landscape of charter                                                              schools (both brick and mortar and virtual) in South Carolina. This segment will highlight                                                                          responsibilities and requirements of both charter schools and their sponsors/authorizers as well                                                          as the processes for charter approval, revocation, and renewal/nonrenewal.
10:00 a.m.      Social Media and Free Speech: Remote Trouble for Students and Teachers
                          Margaret “Meg” Hazel
                          Moore Taylor Law Firm, P.A.
                          The growing popularity of social media has put student and teacher’s right to free speech into                                                                 question. Can a student be punished by the school for bullying on the internet? Can a teacher be fired                                                 or wearing a bikini? An overview will be given of the most scandalous and recent decisionsby the                                                            courts on this issue.
11:00 a.m.      Break
11:15 a.m.      Common Core State Standards
                          Jenny Y. Howard
                          South Carolina Department of Education
                          Dino Teppara
                          South Carolina State Department of Education
                          South Carolina has joined 45 other states in adopting CCSS for English Language Arts and                                                                            mathematics for use in K-12 classrooms. These standards represent the knowledge and skills                                                             needed to ensure that all students are college and career ready no later than the end of high                                                                   school. The informational session on CCSS will address Rationale for CCSS; Process                                                                             for developing CCSS; Timeline for states’ adoption of CCSS; CCSS and shifts in                                                                                          teaching English Language Arts; Rigor and relevance in CCSS; and                                                                                                                Controversy surrounding CCSS (myths and realities).
12:15 p.m.      Lunch (on your own)
1:30 p.m.        Balancing the Scales: Representing Students
                          Kimaka Nichols-Graham
                          S.C. Legal Services
                          This session will introduce and explore the different ways attorneys can add representing students and                                               parents in education law to their law practice. Topics include access, educational opportunity, school                                                      safety, bullying, school discipline, accommodations and special education.
2:30 p.m.        He Did What? An Ethics Overview
                          Gale R. DuBose
                           South Carolina Center for Fathers and Families Don’t be the headline in your local paper. What are some of                                     the ethical issues trending now? What can you do to manage the risks?
3:30 p.m.        Break
3:45 p.m.        A K-12 Education Overview of the 2014 Legislative Session
                          Scott T. Price
                          General Counsel, South Carolina School Boards Association
                            The final gavel falls June 5 on the 2014 General Assembly. This presentation focuses on state                                                             education-related laws enacted during the 2014 session, as well as regulatory and budgetary issues.
4:45 p.m.        Adjourn


All registrations must be pre-paid.  All registrations must include a credit card number

Cancellation & Refund Policy: Refunds, less $25.00 administrative processing fee, will be made for cancellations received in writing to SC Bar-CLE Division at registrar@scbar.org by 5 pm one week prior to the seminar. If you register but do not cancel by 5 pm one week before or register but do not attend, you will receive the course materials in consideration of payment. Designated substitutes may take the place of registrants unable to attend.


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