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Shop the Reading Terminal Market: A food lovers paradise, this is America’s oldest farmers market!  Nearly seven million visited this indoor gem for the delicious sandwiches, artisanal cheese, unique desserts.

Thursday Night Dine-Arounds

On Thursday evening, you can join a popular COSA tradition by signing up for a slot at one of several Philadelphia dining spots. We’ve reserved the table – you attend, make new connections, and enjoy great food. Please select the restaurant you would like to sign up for and send your request via email to COSA at: no later than Friday, March 22nd at 5:00 PM EASTERN.


Airport and Travel

Headquarters Hotel:
Philadelphia 201 Hotel
(formerly the Sheraton Philadelphia Downtown)
201 N 17th Street
Philadelphia, PA 

Hotel Information

Navigating Student Walkouts and Mass Protests

This brief outline will help school districts identify issues and potential responses to meet the challenges arising from student mass protests. It is the appendix to Coercion, Conscience, and the First Amendment: A Legal Guide for Public Schools on the Regulation of Student and Employee Speech (1/31/2018). First Amendment Guide link

Vidal v. Nielsen (New York v. Trump) Preliminary Injunction Order

NSBA is pleased to report that a federal district court judge in New York has issued a nationwide preliminary injunction in Vidal v. Nielsen (New York v. Trump), a case in which NSBA and other national educational organizations filed an amicus brief supporting plaintiffs challenging the DACA rescission.  The judge ordered the administration to resume processing renewal requests under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program until the full case is resolved.

Davison v. Rose (4th Cir.)

Governance: Whether public office holder's private social media account constitutes a public forum for Fisrt Amendment purposes?

R.M. v. Gilbert Unified School District (9th Cir.)

Special Education & Disabilities: Whether IDEA's FAPE requirement that a student's IEP must provide educational benefit as defined by Endrew F.  outweighs IDEA's preference for such benefit in the least restrictive environment.

School Law Practice Seminar Materials by Session

Thursday, October 19

Time and Location


Topic and Presenter

9:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Location:  Belmont

Work-Alike Luncheon Meetings


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