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Franczek Webinar Symposium—FAPE and Civil Rights in the COVID Era: Essential Planning for the Coming School Year  

In this webinar, Franczek attorneys Nicki Bazer, Dana Fattore Crumley, Jennifer Smith, and Kendra Yoch are joined by special guest Jackie Ross, a staff attorney at the Loyola University of Chicago’s School of Law Civitas ChildLaw Clinic.

This is the final of four webinars addressing the differences to the face of education that fall 2020 will bring. In this webinar, we address the radical challenges social distancing and remote learning will bring to educators and administrators tasked with identifying, evaluating, and serving students with disabilities under the IDEA. We discuss strategies to use the limited flexibilities available to address students’ needs upon an eventual return to societal normalcy. This session also addresses the continued responsibilities that educators and administrators have with respect to addressing discrimination, harassment, bullying, and retaliation based on disability, sex, gender, race, color, national origin, and other protected civil rights of students. School leaders will understand their ongoing obligations and learn strategies for compliance tailored to our “new normal.” 

This webinar is part of Franczek’s Webinar Symposium—Wrapping Up, Taking Stock, and Moving Forward: The New Reality for K-12 Education. View more webinars in this symposium here.