Children's Legal Rights Journal Symposium
CHILDREN'S LEGAL RIGHTS JOURNAL PRESENTS
Discipline in Schools: Policy Reform and Recent Initiatives
Friday, October 17, 2014
In January of this year, the Obama administration issued guidelines calling for an end to zero-tolerance policies in schools across the nation. Such policies can lead to a school-to-prison pipeline that all too often disproportionately affects minority students. These guidelines have created a reaction in states and school districts that are now charged with overhauling long-standing discipline policies and implementing innovative school practices. In reaction to the changing landscape of school discipline, the Illinois legislature recently passed groundbreaking legislation that will require the public reporting of data on the issuance of out-of-school suspensions, expulsions, and removals to alternative settings. These unprecedented legislative reforms have raised questions in their application to all public schools as well as charter schools.
8:30 AM - 3:30 PM
Philip H. Corboy Law Center
Power, Rogers, and Smith Ceremonial Courtroom
25 E Pearson Street, Chicago
The conference will be held in the Philip H. Corboy Law Center, Power Rogers & Smith Ceremonial Courtroom, on the 10th floor of 25 E. Pearson St. on Loyola University Chicago's Water Tower Campus. Validated parking is available in a number of locations adjacent to the School of Law.
TO REGISTER FOR THIS YEAR'S CONFERENCE, PLEASE EMAIL MELISSA ANDERSON AT MANDERSON7@LUC.EDU.
Symposium Editor: Melissa Anderson, firstname.lastname@example.org
Assistant Editor: Sharon Falen, email@example.com