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Every Student Succeeds Act Update: Legal Issues & Practical Strategies

Live Webinar

  • 60 minutes

This session focus broadly on the changes in the law, including how those changes affect students with disabilities and the educational systems that states provide to all students. Changes in the law are extremely relevant to all Parent Centers and offer many opportunities to be part of the decision making that lies ahead.

In this webinar join expert speakers Hope and Lori Kirsch, where they both will be provide a comprehensive guide to the nation’s landmark law, the Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA). They will Discuss that how it has changed the landscape of education, how provided flexibility to states and school districts.

Session Highlights:

  • Overview of ESSA

  • History of ESSA, and how ESSA differs from prior law

  • Priorities of the ESSA

  • The legal obligations of schools

  • How ESSA impacts educators

  • How ESSA impacts testing, assessments and standards

  • How ESSA impacts school accountability

  • How ESSA impacts school support and improvement

  • How ESSA impacts charter schools

Why You Should Attend:

The Every Student Succeeds Act (ESSA) was signed by President Obama on December 10, 2015 and has gone through some recent changes. This webinar will give you in-depth knowledge on the ESSA and its recent amendments.

Who Should Attend:

  • Educators (school administrators, teachers)

  • School psychologists and counselors

  • Transition coordinators

  • School law attorneys

  • Special education attorneys

  • Attorneys who practice in the area of disability law

  • Parents

  • School Governing Board members

  • Educational advocates

  • Hearing Officers

  • Administrative Law Judges


*You may ask your Question directly to our expert during the Q&A session.

** You can buy On-Demand and view it as per your convenience.

Hope N. Kirsch & Lori Kirsch-Goodwin

Hope N. Kirsch & Lori Kirsch-Goodwin

Hope N. Kirsch, M.A.(Ed.), Esq., is a licensed special education teacher and attorney having experience. She practices special education law 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.


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. 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 22 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 NY, NJ and AZ, and the 9th Circuit, and is AV-rated (5.0 out of 5.0).

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