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Berchem Moses Partner, Michelle Laubin, To Speak On Discipline And Discrimination At CABE Board Member Academy


CABE Board Member Academy Presents:

Discipline and Discrimination: It Can Be a Fine Line
Thursday, February 19, 2015
9:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Rovins Conference Room
CABE, Wethersfield

If you have a diverse student body, you are encouraged to attend this workshop and learn ways to avoid discriminatory charges in your district. Michelle Laubin, Attorney at Berchem Moses PC, and Karen Parks, Superintendent for Fairfield Public Schools, will:

  • Review the latest guidance from the Office for Civil Rights, U.S. Department of Education concerning its findings of discriminatory treatment
  • Discuss discriminatory treatments’ impact on students of color
  • Provide concrete suggestions for how to avoid such charges in your district

In 2014, The U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights reported “Black Students are suspended and expelled at a rate three times greater than white students.” They also highlighted suspension inequalities between students with disabilities and students without disabilities.