Charter School Law [2019 Edition]

$195.00

CLE Credits earned: 2 GENERAL (or 2 LAW & LEGAL for WA state)

This presentation will provide a comprehensive overview of the laws applicable to charter schools, including general education students, special education students, and discipline. The presentation will walk participants through the laws that govern charter schools, and discuss how to handle issues, matters and cases involving charter schools.

This course is co-sponsored with myLawCLE.

Key topics to be discussed:

•   School Choice, Charter Schools and Constitutionality
•   Special Education and Charter Schools
•   Navigating the Application, Approval and Renewal Process
•   Accountability Standards

Date / Time: August 15, 2019

•   2:00 pm – 4:00 pm Eastern
•   1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Central
•   12:00 pm – 2:00 pm Mountain
•   11:00 am – 1:00 pm Pacific

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•   Live Video Broadcast/Re-Broadcast: Watch Program “live” in real-time, must sign-in and watch program on date and time set above. May ask questions during presentation via chat box. Qualifies for “live” CLE credit.
•   On-Demand Video: Access CLE 24/7 via on-demand library and watch program anytime. Qualifies for self-study CLE credit. On-demand versions are made available 7 business days after the original recording date and are view-able for up to one year.

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Original Broadcast Date: February 27, 2019

Hope N. Kirsch, M.A.(Ed.), Esq. is a licensed special education teacher and 25-year attorney. She practices special education law with her sister, Lori Kirsch-Goodwin, at Kirsch-Goodwin & Kirsch, PLLC, representing K-12 and higher education students throughout Arizona in school-related matters including advocacy, Due Process, 504s, OCR, discipline and bullying. Hope was a special education teacher and coordinator in the New York City public schools for 18 years where she worked with the most challenging populations and supervised and trained teachers in teaching strategies, curriculum development, writing IEPs and behavior management. She has a Bachelor’s degree in special education from Boston University, a Master’s degree in special education from NYU, 30+ post-graduate credits in educational supervision and administration, and her law degree from Brooklyn Law School. She is admitted to the state and federal district courts in New York, New Jersey, Arizona and the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. Hope was instrumental in the passage of the first legislation in Arizona addressing restraint and seclusion and is currently involved in expanding that legislation. Hope is an AV® Preeminent rated attorney by her peers and judges (5.0 out of 5.0), representing the highest rating in legal ability and ethical standards, and serves as a Judge Pro Tem in the Superior Court of Arizona.


Lori Kirsch-Goodwin, Esq. is a 30+ year litigation attorney whose practice is devoted to education and special education matters on behalf of students and their families at the law firm of Kirsch-Goodwin & Kirsch, PLLC, in Arizona. Lori has a Bachelor’s degree from Syracuse University and her law degree from Bridgeport (now Quinnipiac) University. Lori began advocating for special needs students when her own son, now 23 years old, was found eligible for special education when he was in Kindergarten. Lori is regularly involved in eligibility and IEP meetings, MDRs, disciplinary due process hearings, OCR, IDEA Due Process, and DDD appeals. She is admitted to practice in state and federal courts in New York, New Jersey and Arizona, and the 9th Circuit court of Appeals where she prevailed in a case before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals that involved appropriateness of a school’s selection of location of a school for a student on the spectrum. Lori is AV-rated (5.0 out of 5.0).

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Section I. What are Charter Schools?

Section II. Genesis of Charter Schools

Section III. Sources of Charter School Law

Section IV. Funding Sources

Section V. Special Education and Charter Schools

Section VI. Problems of Students with Disabilities in Charter Schools

Section VII. Enforcement