44 episodes

Law, Ethics, and Governance for All Leaders, including an Overview of New and Emerging issues.

How can you understand your legal rights and responsibilities? Especially with limited time, laws that are constantly evolving, and the fact that you are always on the move? Whether you are a parent, teacher, school leader, college student or just have an interest in school law, the LEGAL ONE Podcast provides a great option for you.

As the leading provider of school law training, the LEGAL ONE team of school law experts is pleased to offer the LEGAL ONE Podcast, a weekly podcast that helps you understand complex legal issues through 20 to 30 minute episodes. Each episode will be hosted by a LEGAL ONE attorney, include information on recent developments in school law and provide tips for promoting collaboration between parents and schools.

For those with an interest in specific topics, the Podcast will include series of episodes that focus on specific aspects of school law, such as landmark Supreme Court decisions, landmark legislation, special education, First Amendment rights, addressing bullying and other student behavior, and discrimination law. The format will include legal analysis and commentary, interviews with key stakeholders and tips for how to learn more about particular topics.

For more information, contact us at legalone@njpsa.org

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Law, Ethics, and Governance for All Leaders, including an Overview of New and Emerging issues.

How can you understand your legal rights and responsibilities? Especially with limited time, laws that are constantly evolving, and the fact that you are always on the move? Whether you are a parent, teacher, school leader, college student or just have an interest in school law, the LEGAL ONE Podcast provides a great option for you.

As the leading provider of school law training, the LEGAL ONE team of school law experts is pleased to offer the LEGAL ONE Podcast, a weekly podcast that helps you understand complex legal issues through 20 to 30 minute episodes. Each episode will be hosted by a LEGAL ONE attorney, include information on recent developments in school law and provide tips for promoting collaboration between parents and schools.

For those with an interest in specific topics, the Podcast will include series of episodes that focus on specific aspects of school law, such as landmark Supreme Court decisions, landmark legislation, special education, First Amendment rights, addressing bullying and other student behavior, and discrimination law. The format will include legal analysis and commentary, interviews with key stakeholders and tips for how to learn more about particular topics.

For more information, contact us at legalone@njpsa.org

    Responding to School Shootings: How to Discuss School Shootings with Children

    Responding to School Shootings: How to Discuss School Shootings with Children

    https://bit.ly/3xqtblr (View resources discussed during this episode, including available online courses.)
    Presenters: David Nash, Esq., LEGAL ONE Director interviews Maureen Brogan, LPC, ACS, DAAETS, DRCC, Statewide Coordinator, Traumatic Loss Coalitions for Youth, Rutgers University Behavioral Health Care.
    In this episode, learn about key considerations and strategies for educators, counselors and parents about how to discuss the horrific events in Uvalde, Texas and other school shootings with children. Listeners will hear about key tips for having discussions with children at various ages and developmental levels, learn about the importance of helping children process the information they are receiving from social media and other sources, and help adults recognize the issues that they may need to process and address in order to be equipped to speak with children.

    • 34 min
    Responding to School Shootings: Learning from Uvalde,Texas and Other Recent School Shooting

    Responding to School Shootings: Learning from Uvalde,Texas and Other Recent School Shooting

    https://bit.ly/3xqtblr (View resources discussed during this episode, including available online courses.)
    Presenters: David Nash, Esq., LEGAL ONE Director interviews Jeff Gale, Director, Office of School Preparedness and Emergency Planning, NJDOE.
    In this episode, learn about the trends and key lessons that have emerged related to school shootings over the past two decades, and key information emerging from the horrific school shooting in Uvalde, Texas. Listeners will also learn about the specific resources available to support schools related to school security, best practices regarding threat assessment and collaboration with law enforcement and other entities, and recent changes in law that impact school safety and security.
    Topics to be discussed include:
    Key takeaways from the research from the U.S. Secret Service (2019 and 2021 reports) regarding completed and averted school shooting in recent years.
    Understanding the resources available from the NJDOE Office of School Preparedness and Emergency Planning to assist school districts in assessing and improving their school security protocols.
    Best practices related to conducting student threat assessments and available research and models and understanding when to share information with law enforcement.
    Understanding where to go for information on recent revisions in school security law including changes that went into effect in January 2022.

    • 45 min
    Responding to School Shootings: One District's Approach to Conducting Dual Risk and Threat Assessments

    Responding to School Shootings: One District's Approach to Conducting Dual Risk and Threat Assessments

    https://bit.ly/3xqtblr (View resources discussed during this episode, including available online courses.)
    Presenters: David Nash, Esq., LEGAL ONE Director interviews Teresa Taylor, PhD BCBA-D CCTP, Director of Special Services, Jackson Township Public Schools.
    In this episode, learn about the critical importance of conducting both threat assessments and risk assessments for students who are showing signs of either suicidal ideation or homicial ideation. Listeners will learn about research that documents the high likelihood that students who engage in school shootings and other acts of violence are also experiencing mental health issues, including suicidal ideation. Listeners will learn about how one New Jersey school district has put in place protocols to fully examine all of the needs of students who may pose a threat of harm to self or others, and steps to consider to begin putting such protocols in place in your district.

    • 31 min
    The Legacy and Lasting National Impact of Abbott

    The Legacy and Lasting National Impact of Abbott

    https://bit.ly/3tiXwRL (View resources discussed during this episode, including available online courses.)
    Presenters: David Sciarra, Esq., Executive Director, Education Law Center; Derek Black, Esq., Professor of Law, South Carolina School of Law and author, Schoolhouse Buring: Public Education and the Assault on Democracy
    In this episode, Education Law Center Executive Director David Sciarra interviews Derek Black, Esq., Professor of Law at South Carolina School of Law. Professor Black is the author of a leading education law casebook, Education Law: Equality, Fairness, and Reform, and the book Schoolhouse Burning: Public Education and the Assault on Democracy. His areas of expertise include education law and policy, constitutional law, and civil rights. Professor Black discusses the legacy and lasting national impact of the Abbott v. Burke litigation, and contrasts the approach taken in New Jersey with that of other states seeking to address issues of equity in education.

    • 1 hr 18 min
    Everyone's Role in the Quest for Equity

    Everyone's Role in the Quest for Equity

    https://bit.ly/3xd9zCN (View resources discussed during this episode, including available online courses.)
    Presenters: David Sciarra, Esq., Executive Director, Education Law Center; Rosie Grant; Executive Director, Paterson Education Fund; Kaleena Berryman, Executive Director, Abbott Leadership Institute
    In this episode, Education Law Center Executive Director David Sciarra interviews Rosie Grant; Executive Director of the Paterson Education Fund, and Kaleena Berryman, Executive Director of the Abbott Leadership Institute. Ms. Grant and Ms. Berryman have both played leading roles in promoting grassroots engagement public school reform. Ms. Grant and Ms. Berryman discuss the central role of community engagement in the fight for educational equity and excellence for all students and the many positive outcomes that have resulted through grassroots parent involvement.

    • 1 hr 22 min
    The Fight to Overcome the Powerful Forces of Segregation

    The Fight to Overcome the Powerful Forces of Segregation

    https://bit.ly/3sPZrNx (View resources discussed during this episode, including available online courses.)
    Presenters: David Sciarra, Esq., Executive Director, Education Law Center; Elise Boddie, Esq., Founder and Director of The Inclusion Project, Rutgers Law School
    In this episode, Education Law Center Executive Director David Sciarra interviews Elise Boddie, Esq., Founder and Director of The Inclusion Project at Rutgers Law School. Ms. Boddie is an award-winning legal scholar and a full-time law professor at Rutgers Law School in Newark where she teaches constitutional law, civil rights, and state and local government law. Before joining Rutgers she was the Director of Litigation at the NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund, Inc. (LDF). She is also advising counsel for plaintiffs in a pending lawsuit challenging de facto segregation in New Jersey. In this episode, Ms. Boddie discusses the central issues in that pending litigation, and the benefits of an inclusive school environment for all students.

    • 1 hr 6 min

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