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Media Advisory
May 9th 2008

 

  

Contact:
Oroma Mpi, 212-382-6713

 

The Education & the Law Committee

presents
Addressing Student Behavior in New York City Schools
Discipline, Safety, and Student Rights


When: Thursday, May 15, 2008 ; 6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
Where: New York City Bar Association, 42 West 44th Street (between 5 th & 6 th Ave )

 This multidisciplinary program will explore various aspects of addressing children’s behavior in schools. How can schools achieve the behaviors they want while also supporting children and youth and respecting their rights and concerns? What interventions work best on an individual child and a school-wide level? When do schools’ interest in managing student behavior go too far? Issues for discussion include behavior as a manifestation of disability, behavior management plans, First Amendment and “cyberbullying” issues, the criminalization of children’s behavior, and school safety.

Moderator:
NANCY GINSBURG
Director, Adolescent Intervention and Diversion Team, Criminal Defense Practice of The Legal Aid Society

Speakers:
GINA FELICIANO, Ph.D.
Independent Behavior Consultant

CATHERINE YONSOO KIM
Staff Attorney, Racial Justice Program, ACLU National Legal Department

DONNA LIEBERMAN
Executive Director, New York Civil Liberties Union

JOANN MURPHY
Principal, Opportunity Charter School

Sponsored by:
Committee on Education and the Law, Eloise Pasachoff , Chair; Committee on Juvenile Justice, Meridith Sopher, Chair

About the Association
The New York City Bar Association (www.nycbar.org) was founded in 1870, and since then has been dedicated to maintaining the high ethical standards of the profession, promoting reform of the law, and providing service to the profession and the public. The Association continues to work for political, legal and social reform, while implementing innovative means to help the disadvantaged. Protecting the public’s welfare remains one of the Association’s highest priorities.

 

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