While technology benefits schools in many ways, it also comes with a lot of legal risks. This engaging guide explores solutions for the top social media and technology issues in the classroom. Review pertinent case law, analyze best practices for disciplining students and develop strategies for handling school threats - order today!
Students and Social Media: What You Need to Know
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ERIN D. GILSBACH is an of counsel attorney with the law firm of Steckel and Stopp in Pennsylvania and the executive director of EdLaw Interactive, an organization that provides school law training to educators and school leaders nationwide. Ms. Gilsbach is an experienced speaker at the state and national levels. She provides legal consulting services and a wide variety of school law training programs to school districts, charter schools, non-public schools, school leader organizations, educator associations, parent groups, and other organizations. In addition to special education issues, she specializes in legally-defensible policy and procedural development for schools, trending legal issues regarding technology and education, nursing and school health services, truancy prevention, child abuse prevention and mandated reporting, educator evaluation and discipline, and a variety of other school law topics. Ms. Gilsbach currently serves as the president of the PSBA Solicitor's Association and is a member of the Board of Directors of the NSBA Council of School Attorneys. She earned her J.D. degree from the Pennsylvania State University Dickinson School of Law.
ALANA M. LEFFLER is an attorney with the law firm of Buelow Vetter Buikema Olson & Vliet, LLC, where she advises public and private schools in the areas of general school law, special education law, and labor and employment law. She counsels clients on topics such as student discipline; student bullying and harassment, Title IX, open meetings, public records, school board policies, special education mediation and due process, employee misconduct investigations, sexual harassment, employee discipline and dismissal, and issues arising under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family Medical Leave Act. Ms. Leffler is a member of the State Bar of Wisconsin and the Wisconsin School Attorneys Association. She has co-taught graduate-level school law courses/seminars at Alverno College and the Milwaukee School of Engineering, and has guest lectured at the Marquette University Law School’s education law course. Ms. Leffler earned her B.A. degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and her J.D. degree, magna cum laude, from the Marquette University Law School.
CHESSELEY A. ROBINSON III is the sole practitioner with Chesseley A. Robinson, III, based in Raleigh, North Carolina. Mr. Robinson is a barred attorney in the District of Columbia and practices educational law. He has conducted in excess of 100 due-process hearings under IDEA 1997/IDEIA 2004 in the District of Columbia. Mr. Robinson is a former hearing officer for Guilford County Public Schools for the Employment Security Commission of North Carolina. He has been an adjunct instructor of criminal law and procedure and legal ethics at both Southeastern University and Bowie State University. Prior to attending law school, he was a teacher and student mentor part time at Bonner Academy, a program for troubled and/or disadvantaged teens. Mr. Robinson earned his B.A. degree from North Carolina State University and his J.D. degree, cum laude, from the University of the District of Columbia - David A. Clarke School of Law. He is admitted to practice before the United States District Court for the District of Columbia. Mr. Robinson has an emerging practice before the United States Supreme Court.
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