Loyola University Chicago

Civitas ChildLaw Center

School of Law

Education Law: A Year in Review

The Education Law and Policy Institute
present the Fifth Annual

Education Law: A Year in Review

Monday, June 25
12 – 5 PM Program
5 – 6 PM Reception

Philip H. Corboy Law Center
Power Rogers & Smith Ceremonial Courtroom, 10th Floor
25 E. Pearson Street, Chicago

This seminar will address important developments in the area of education law during the past year.  The topics will include the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA), the Illinois State Board of Education inquiry regarding special education in Chicago Public Schools, the new evidence-based school funding model for Illinois, and updates on special education law and the 2018 legislative session.  Please join us for the seminar and a reception following. 

The Illinois MCLE Board has approved this program for 4.25 hours of general CLE credit. The seminar and CLE credit are offered free of charge. Lunch will be provided.

Register here.

Tentative Agenda

12:00 − 12:10

Miranda Johnson, Clinical Professor of Law and Director of the Education Law and Policy Institute, Loyola University Chicago School of Law

12:10 − 12:45

ISBE Year in Review
Stephanie Jones, General Counsel, Illinois State Board of Education

12:45 − 1:45

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA): What It Means for Illinois Schools

Benjamin Boer, Deputy Director, Advance Illinois

Kedda Williams (Loyola JD ’06), Deputy Director, Partners for Each and Every Child

Dr. Rebecca Vonderlack-Navarro, Manager of Education Policy and Research, Latino Policy Forum

Elliot Regenstein, Partner, Foresight Law + Policy (presenter/moderator)

2:00 − 2:45

An Evidence-Based Funding Model for Illinois
Ralph Martire, Executive Director, Center for Tax and Budget Accountability

2:45 – 3:05

School Student Records: Practice Considerations
Kathryn Vander Broek, Partner, Hinshaw & Culbertson LLP

3:20 – 4:00

Special Education Law Update
Mark Weber, Vincent de Paul Professor of Law, DePaul College of Law

4:00 − 5:00

Changes in Education Law: 2018 Illinois Legislative Session
Nicki Bazer, Partner, Franczek Radelet P.C.

Amanda Elliott, Co-Director of Legislative Affairs for the Illinois State Board of Education

5:00 − 6:00