Neal received his bachelor`s degree in philosophy from the University of Virginia and his law degree from the University of North Carolina School of Law, where he was inducted into the Order of the Coif. During law school, he served as editor of the First Amendment Law Review and Honors Writing Scholar. Sarah M. Saint is an attorney in the Greensboro office of Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP, where she advises and advocates for school boards, private schools, and colleges to focus on what they do best: educating students. Sarah`s experience in school counseling shapes her practice as she helps school districts navigate complex laws that affect students and educators. In particular, she focuses on raising awareness of diversity issues in organizations and advising educational institutions on how to comply with federal and state civil rights laws and regulations. Sarah`s pro bono practice focuses on portraying trans people in discrimination processes and helping trans people achieve legal name and gender labeling changes. Sheena is a graduate of Florida State University School of Law, where she was a member and editor of articles and notes for the Journal of Land Use and Environmental Law. She also earned a degree in journalism from Florida A&M University.
Sheena is a certified public manager of North Carolina and is licensed in all state and federal courts in North Carolina. He is also admitted to the Florida Bar and the Tennessee State Bar. Rebecca M. Williams is an associate in the Education Law Practice Group at Poyner Spruill LLP in Raleigh. It supports public school systems in all aspects of education law. Eva has served on the board of the NC Bar Association`s Education Law Section and has been named a Rising Star by the North Carolina Super Lawyers. She frequently lectures to legal and educational audiences on legal issues affecting public schools. Unschooling is when children learn by walking and do not go to traditional school buildings. Instead, they go to websites, play games, or indulge in normal hobbies and learn along the way. Children`s experience with « unstructured » lives is that they are in trouble.  Elizabeth L.
Troutman is a partner at Brooks Pierce McLendon Humphrey & Leonard LLP in Greensboro. She advises public school boards, private educational institutions, colleges and universities on a variety of educational matters and litigates on behalf of educational institutions in state and federal courts. She also assists clients in a variety of industries in managing the complexities of human resources and labour law issues, including employment policy and employee segregation. Craig White is Director of School Support and Special Projects Consultant for the Southern Equality Campaign in Asheville. It provides training, policy advice and assessment services to help schools in the South become more inclusive and welcoming to students of all sexual and gender backgrounds. He also advises and advocates on other LGBTQ youth issues and policies. As a Special Projects Advisor, Craig plays a supporting role for CSE`s equality work and political advocacy, supervising numerous CSE interns in social work and other field assignments. Learn about the problems that arise when students with disabilities move from K-12 schools to colleges and universities. Topics include the legal rights of students with disabilities in kindergarten to grade 12 under the Education of Persons with Disabilities Act and how they differ from rights in a higher education environment, as well as the campus services and programs available to students with disabilities at the college. Also hear advice and considerations for school advocates who advise districts that prepare students with disabilities for higher education, and for parent advocates whose clients want to see these students more empowered. Grace received her B.A.
in Political Science and Global Studies with a minor in Art History from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and her J.D. from Wake Forest University School of Law. At law school, she was President of the Student Bar Association in 2016-2017, a member of the Journal of Law of Policy, and an active participant in the Pro Bono Project. Outside of his work at CSE, Craig is the lead facilitator for Craig White Consulting, a private consulting firm through which he conducts racial justice training and advice to schools, nonprofits and foundations in the United States. He also teaches as an associate faculty member in the Warren Wilson College Education Program and is co-chair of the Leadership Learning Exchange for Equity, organized by the Maine Community Foundation. Ken received his law degree with honors from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 1991. While in law school, he was editor of the North Carolina Law Review. He received his bachelor`s degree in comparative studies from Duke University. Formal education is usually in school, where a person can acquire basic, academic or craft skills. Young children often attend kindergarten, but often formal education begins in primary school and continues with secondary school.
Post-secondary education (or higher education) is usually done at a college or university that can award a university degree. Or students can go to a college in the city where they learn practical skills. In this way, learners can be referred to as plumbers, electricians, construction workers and similar professions. These courses have arrangements for students to gain hands-on experience. Education was the oldest way to do it, Kristi has a B.A. from Cornell University and a J.D. from Yale Law School. After graduating from law school, she worked for Judge Marsha S. Berzon on the U.S.
Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. Non-formal education includes basic adult education, adult literacy or preparation for school equivalence. In non-formal education, a person (who is not in school) can learn literacy, other basic skills or vocational skills. Homeschooling, individualized instruction (e.g. programmed learning), distance learning, and computer-assisted instruction are other options.  Many public schools (American terminology) offer free public education. Parents can send their own children to a private school, but they have to pay for it. In some poorer areas, some children cannot go to school because their countries do not provide education, or because their families do not have enough money, or because children have to work for money, or because society is prejudiced against girls` education. Previously, Rebecca taught Spanish in high school, community college and college.
She is a member of the North Carolina Council of School Attorneys, the National Council of School Attorneys, and the Education Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association. « Excellent and relevant topics. Useful and interesting read. Brian C. Shaw is a partner at Poyner Spruill LLP in Raleigh. He has extensive experience in education law and advises public school systems throughout the state. Brian is also an Adjunct Professor at Campbell University`s Norman A. Wiggins School of Law. Brian is the past Chair of the Education Law Section of the North Carolina Bar Association and has served on the Board of Directors of the National Council of School Attorneys. He is a member of the North Carolina Council of School Attorneys and the National Council of School Attorneys.
He is a frequent speaker at the district, state, and federal levels on many topics related to education law. This session explores academic freedom and how it manifests itself in K-12 in relation to higher education institutions, as well as the thorny issues of academic freedom, freedom of expression, and tenure in higher education. Panelists from a variety of perspectives advise lawyers advising school districts and colleges on the day`s politically sensitive legal issues. Neal Ramee is a partner in education at Tharrington Smith LLP in Raleigh. His practice is dedicated to education law, with a particular focus on state and federal constitutions, professional practice, student discipline, student assignment, and immigration issues arising in the public school context. Rachel brings to her practice her previous experience as a second-grade teacher in a public school and her passion for the education system. She has served as president of the Education Law and Policy Society and was a member of the Holderness Moot Court Bench at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She is a member of the North Carolina Council of School Attorneys and the National Council of School Attorneys. The freedom of expression and religious freedom of students, faculty members, and parents regularly contrast with the non-discrimination and privacy rights of students and staff with respect to their gender identity in educational settings. The rights that take precedence may change depending on whether the educational institution is private or public, whether the transgender person is a student or employee, whether the rights holder has an age, and the relationship between the rights holders.
Educational institutions want to include all points of view and identities and fulfill their obligations not to allow hostile environments based on protected features – but how? This session addresses four practical issues lawyers face when advising clients facing these conflicts: (1) names, pronouns and honorifics; (2) common facilities, such as gender-segregated private housing and spaces; (3) « out » and privacy concerns; and (4) problems specific to non-binary individuals.