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Webinar: New President, New Policies - Forecasting the Impact of the Trump Administration on Public K-12 Education
December 19, 2016
On January 20, 2017, Donald J. Trump will be sworn in as the 45th President of the United States. Despite a marathon primary season and a controversial general election campaign, surprisingly little emerged regarding the President-elect’s K-12 education policies and what his priorities are in this essential area of American life. The new President will have significant powers to reverse executive orders and non-regulatory guidance and make appointments, and he will have a Congress of the same party to implement his agenda. So, what is that agenda and what can we expect during the First 100 Days, the next year, and beyond?

Past Events

IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Conference
Chicago, IL
November 19, 2016
Jennifer Smith is speaking on the panel "2016 Legal Update on Supporting Transgender Students" at the IASB/IASA/IASBO Joint Conference.

ICSA 30th Annual Seminar on School Law
Chicago, IL
November 18, 2016
Patti Whitten is the presiding Chair of the Illinois Council of School Attorneys and is giving welcoming remarks at this conference. Jennifer Smith will present the session "Unpacking the Latest Transgender Legal Developments."

IASB New Board Presidents Seminar
Chicago, IL
November 18, 2016
Brian Crowley and Jamel Greer will be speaking on the topics of OMA and FOIA at the Illinois Association of School Boards New Board Presidents Seminar.

Webinar: FMLA Abuse Got You Down? Best Practices for Using FMLA Medical Certification as a Tool to Deter FMLA Misuse
November 15, 2016
FMLA Medical certification can be the most effective tool to help employers confirm an employee's medical condition and their need for time off from work. So, why does such a critical tool tend to create angst, confusion and frustration for employers when administering FMLA leave?

ABA’s 10th Annual Labor and Employment Law Conference
Chicago, IL
November 11, 2016
Jennifer Dunn will speak at this conference during one of the plenary sessions called “Law Enforcement Labor Relations Post-Ferguson.”