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Key Lessons for School Officials and Other Public Employees from Recent Court Decision on Trump’s Twitter Account
July 16, 2019

Governor Pritzker Signs Executive Order Addressing Gender Identity in Illinois Schools
July 3, 2019

Supreme Court Issues Two Decisions With Implications for Public Schools
June 27, 2019

Governor Signs Bill Reinstating 6% TRS Excess Salary Cap Into Law
June 10, 2019

Illinois House and Senate Pass New Legislation Substantially Altering Procedures for Law Enforcement Questioning and Detainment on School Grounds
June 10, 2019

NLRB To Propose Rules on Graduate Student Employment Status
June 7, 2019

Freedom of Information Act and Open Meetings Act Updates
June 5, 2019

Illinois Legislature Repeals 3% SURS Salary Cap, Paving Way for Return of the 6% Cap
June 5, 2019

Illinois Legislature Repeals 3% TRS Salary Cap, Paving Way for Return of the 6% Cap
June 5, 2019

School Board Reminder: No Need to Adopt Annual Prevailing Wage Resolution This Year
June 5, 2019

Do I Smell a Problem? Considerations When Implementing Randomized Drug Dog Searches in Schools
May 31, 2019

A Mandated Dress Code for Parents? Legal Issues School Leaders Should Know
May 21, 2019

Illinois Supreme Court: IFT Lobbyist Entitled to TRS Pension for One Day of Substitute Teaching
April 22, 2019

Issues to Consider Before Implementing a “Rooney Rule” to Increase Racial Diversity in Employment
April 11, 2019

Update: Application of New Tenure Rules Under PERA
March 28, 2019

More Changes to the Length of the Instructional Day May Be Coming for Illinois Schools
March 22, 2019

Have You Reported? Submissions on Grandfathered Contracts and Agreements Due in 10 Days
March 19, 2019

Illinois Appellate Court Ruling on Charitable Tax Exemption Has Broad Implications for School Districts
March 15, 2019

New Guidance Addresses FERPA Related to School Safety
March 8, 2019

February FOIA Roundup
March 4, 2019

On the Basis of Hair: What Employers Should Know Now About Hairstyle Discrimination
March 4, 2019

Record Student Homelessness Rates Warrant Refresher on Applicable Rules
February 22, 2019

According to the PAC, Communications About Public Business on Personal Devices Subject to FOIA
February 6, 2019

Proposed ED Guidance Aims to Lessen “Burdensome” Supplement Not Supplant Requirements
February 6, 2019

Four Things to Consider Before Disclosing Student Information in an Emergency
January 31, 2019

We Can’t All Just Get Along: Handling Student Disagreement on Sensitive Issues
January 31, 2019

Supreme Court Justices Criticize School’s Discipline of Football Coach for Prayer During Game
January 25, 2019

Three Things to Know About ED’s New Focus on Restraint and Seclusion
January 25, 2019

PAC Finds Time Limits for Public Comment Must be Formal Board Policy
January 23, 2019

School Safety Commission Report and DOE Withdrawal of Discipline Guidance: What Does It Mean for Schools?
December 21, 2018

Illinois Attorney General Supports Right of the Public to Criticize Board Members at Public Meetings
December 18, 2018

‘Tis the Season to Get Tenure! Remember New Tenure Rules in Effect Under PERA
December 18, 2018

IL Appellate Court Upholds School District’s Use of “Unduly Burdensome” FOIA Exemption for “Fishing Expedition” Request
December 5, 2018

Illinois Schools Have Discretion to Define the Instructional Day
December 5, 2018

Web Accessibility: OCR is Back, Is Your Website Ready?
December 5, 2018

Comments on Proposed Title IX Regulations Due January 28
November 29, 2018

ISBE Updates Special Education Notice of Procedural Safeguards
November 29, 2018

School Resource Officers Not Entitled to Law Enforcement Disability Benefits
November 29, 2018

OCR Quietly Updates Case Processing Manual, Bringing Big Changes For Schools
November 20, 2018

Proposed Title IX Regulations Raise Many Questions, Particularly for K-12 Schools
November 20, 2018

Illinois Appellate Court Case Recognizes Limitations to Tort Immunity Act in Construction Context
November 12, 2018

Illinois Elementary School District Must Pay Over $300,000 in Tuition and Related Expenses, Including Future High School Tuition, as Compensatory Education for Former Student with Dyslexia
November 12, 2018

EEOC Statistics Highlight the Continuing Impact of the #MeToo Movement
October 31, 2018

Court Orders Governor’s Office to Turn over FOIA Policy
October 30, 2018

Does Your Technology Make the Grade with English Learners? New ED Guidance Can Help
October 30, 2018

Nightmare on Your Street? How to Respond to Controversial Costumes in School
October 30, 2018

Denial of Request for 44,536 Emails as Unduly Burdensome Violated FOIA
October 22, 2018

Impact of Changes in Federal Government’s Transgender Approach in Illinois
October 22, 2018

PAC Reminder to Boards: Straying from Exempt Matters in Closed Session Violates OMA
October 17, 2018

Remember Legal Protections When Sharing Data with Higher Education Entities
October 17, 2018

An Ounce of Prevention: Remember Campaigning Rules This Election Season
October 10, 2018

From R2-D2 to Paraprofessional? Legal Considerations When Robots are in the Classroom
October 10, 2018

Draft Proposed Title IX Regulations Hint at Significant Changes
September 21, 2018

FOIA: Illinois Appellate Court Sanctions Repeat-Filer
September 21, 2018

2018 Springfield Legislative Update: Summary of New Legislation & Pending Bills
September 19, 2018

Ashley’s Law Allows Medical Cannabis in Illinois Schools
August 9, 2018

Records Containing Only Facts Are Not Subject to Section 7(1)(f) Predecisional Exemption
July 16, 2018

Certain Employee Discipline Records Exempt under FOIA
July 2, 2018

BREAKING: Supreme Court Rules “Fair Share Fees” Unconstitutional
June 27, 2018

Department of Education Advises that Schools Can Comply with the Clear and Present Danger Reporting Requirements of the Firearm Concealed Carry Act without Violating FERPA
June 11, 2018

Public Officials Cannot Block Critics on Social Media
June 11, 2018

School Board Membership “is not for the thin‐skinned”
June 5, 2018

Some Public Bodies May Now Post Prevailing Wage Rates Electronically
June 5, 2018

UPDATE: End-of-Career Salary Cap Signed by Governor
June 4, 2018

End-of-Career Salary Cap Reduced to 3% in Budget Implementation Bill
May 31, 2018

A Picture Is worth a Thousand Words, but Is It Always a Student Record?
May 8, 2018

PAC Determines School Board’s Closed Session Did Not Violate OMA
May 8, 2018

Two Seventh Circuit Cases Clarify Necessity of Termination Hearings for Public Employees
May 8, 2018

Recent FOIA Decisions Address “Trade Secret” and “Private Information” Exemptions
March 20, 2018

A New Push to Organize Graduate Students at Private Colleges and Universities? Four Major Unions Announce a Coalition on Higher Ed Organizing
March 15, 2018

New Article Describes 110% Adequacy Referendum Provision That May Reduce Educational Fund Levy
March 7, 2018

NSBA Releases Guidance on Student Walkouts and the First Amendment
March 1, 2018

National School Walkout Planned for March 14
February 20, 2018

Recent OMA and FOIA Decisions Address “Personal” Emails of Public Officials
February 14, 2018

The General Assembly Voted to Override Gov. Rauner’s Amendatory Veto, Now What?
February 14, 2018

Implications of a Government Shutdown for Employers and Educators
January 19, 2018

End-of-Year Decisions by The PAC Provide Cautionary Notes to Public Bodies
January 3, 2018

Department of Education Issues Guidance on Endrew F.
December 12, 2017

ISBE Issues Guidance on Homeless Dispute Resolution Procedures
November 27, 2017

Illinois General Assembly Takes Steps to Address Sexual Harassment in Government
November 17, 2017

DOE Rescinds Guidance Documents Related to IDEA and Rehabilitation Act
October 30, 2017

Recent Article Reviews Public School District 403(b) Plan Compliance Obligations
October 9, 2017

New Timeline for Responding to Student Records Requests
October 3, 2017

New OCR Title IX Dear Colleague Letter Withdraws Obama Era Guidance
September 27, 2017

Statutory Waivers Under the New School Funding Bill
September 21, 2017

Secretary DeVos’s September 7, 2017 Remarks on Title IX Enforcement Extol Equity and Transparency, Raise New Questions
September 8, 2017

New School Funding Bill on The Way to The Governor’s Desk
August 29, 2017

2017 Springfield Legislative Update: Summary of New Legislation & Pending Bills
August 22, 2017

Two New PAC Opinions Provide Clarification to School Districts on Meeting Agendas and Redacting Information from FOIA Responses
August 8, 2017

The PAC Strictly Interprets the “Probable or Imminent Litigation” Exception for Closed Session
August 7, 2017

Use Caution when Monitoring Comments on Your School’s Social Media Page
August 1, 2017

Two of Franczek Radelet's Named Most Influential Women Lawyers in Chicago
July 31, 2017

Investigating Sexual Assaults at School: Changes on the Horizon
July 13, 2017

Illinois Has a Budget But Schools Are Not Yet Out of the Woods
July 7, 2017

Breakfast After the Bell Explained
July 6, 2017

From IDOT to School Gardens: Providing Sanctuary for Monarch Butterflies
July 6, 2017

Illinois Attorney General’s Public Access Counselor Issues Binding Opinions Regarding FOIA Exemptions
June 29, 2017

IL Supreme Court Rules IHSA Not Subject to FOIA
June 15, 2017

OCR Changes Investigation Protocols for Civil Rights Complaints
June 15, 2017

Transgender High School Student Prevails in Bathroom Access Case Before Federal Appellate Court Over Illinois
June 8, 2017

Appellate Court Holding Extends FOIA to College Foundation
May 17, 2017

Attorney General’s Office Finds School Board Held Improper Discussion in Closed Session
May 15, 2017

PAC Finds Library Board’s General Description of Action Item Complies with OMA
May 15, 2017

PAC Upholds Municipality’s Denial of Request for FOIA Fee Waiver
May 15, 2017

The Expanding Definition of “News Media” Under FOIA
May 15, 2017

The NLRB Opens the Door to Union Organizing Among Undergraduate Resident Advisors at Colleges and Universities
April 27, 2017

Buy American and Hire American and the H-1B Lottery
April 19, 2017

The Latest on School Funding Legislation and Litigation
April 13, 2017

Supreme Court Refines Legal Standard for Special Education
March 24, 2017

The Supreme Court Will Not Hear Landmark Transgender Student Case
March 7, 2017

Administration Withdraws Transgender Guidance While Considering Legal Issues
February 23, 2017

Supreme Court Holds IDEA Exhaustion Not Required When Crux of Complaint Is Not a Denial of FAPE
February 23, 2017

DeVos Confirmed, Oral Arguments Set in Gloucester County, and Congress Introduces Education Legislation
February 16, 2017

New Administration Signals Change on Support of Transgender Guidance
February 13, 2017

NLRB General Counsel Looks to Expand Reach of Federal Labor Law to Private Colleges and Universities; Believes that Scholarship Football Players are Employees
February 9, 2017

Know Where Your Student Data is Going!
January 30, 2017

IL Supreme Court Interprets OMA Requirement for Public Recital Prior to Final Action
January 27, 2017

Illinois Enacts Law Requiring Schools to Lead Test Their Water Supply
January 25, 2017

Tenured Teacher Dismissal Upheld for Assisting Students on ISAT
January 25, 2017

The Final Four Binding PAC Opinions of 2016 Remind School Districts of FOIA and OMA Requirements
January 20, 2017

New Guidance Issued by the Department of Education on the Rights of Students with Disabilities
January 11, 2017

OCR Complaints – Trends and Predictions
December 21, 2016

Supporting Undocumented Students in High School and College
December 8, 2016

Appellate Court Determines that Student Handbook is not a Contract
December 7, 2016

Court Rules that Final Board Action Requires a Public Recital that Includes the Key Terms of an Action Item
December 1, 2016

PAC FOIA Opinions Address “Unduly Burdensome” factor, Personal Privacy Exemption and Public Records
December 1, 2016

PAC Ruling Further Clarifies Impermissible Restrictions on Public Comment
November 9, 2016

Attorney General (PAC) Deems RIF Joint Committee for Teacher Placement Subject to OMA
October 25, 2016

Illinois Court Finds In Favor of School District in Dispute Over District’s Decision to Allow Bathroom and Locker Room Access for Transgender Students
October 19, 2016

Supreme Court Will Review Two Special Education Cases this Term
October 18, 2016

NLRB Moves Closer to Finding that Scholarship Student-Athletes are Employees
October 13, 2016

Department of Education Releases Training Materials on Handling Sexual Misconduct
September 30, 2016

Department of Education Releases New Guidance on SROs, Police in Schools
September 21, 2016

Zoning Law Applicable to School Districts Signed into Law
August 30, 2016

2016 Legislative Update: Summary of Changes in School Law
August 29, 2016

The NLRB Opens the Door to Union Organizing Among Teaching Assistants and Other Student Assistants at Private Colleges and Universities
August 24, 2016

DOE Dear Colleague Letter Advises Districts To Consider Whether IEPs of Students Experiencing Short-Term Disciplinary Removals Contain Adequate Behavioral Supports
August 19, 2016

Public Bodies Not Required to Create New Records to Respond to FOIA Request
August 19, 2016

FCC Allows for Greater Use of Robo-Calls By School Districts
August 16, 2016

Recent DOJ Settlement Agreement Offers Valuable Guidance Regarding Mandatory Medical Leaves of Absence
August 12, 2016

Department of Education Issues Guidance Regarding Meeting the Needs of Students with ADHD
August 11, 2016

DOE Issues Updated Guidance on Homeless Students
August 11, 2016

Certain Drug Offenses No Longer Permanent Bar to Employment in Illinois Schools
August 4, 2016

Student Residency Hearing Revisions to the Illinois School Code Effective January 1, 2017
August 4, 2016

Federal Appeals Court Decries State of Federal Civil Rights Law on Sexual Orientation Discrimination
August 2, 2016

Local Government Travel and Entertainment Expenses Come Under Greater Scrutiny with New Law
August 1, 2016

Taxpayer Suit Establishes that School Board Policies Have the Force of Law
August 1, 2016

Illinois Appellate Court finds FOIA does not apply to the IHSA and School District cannot be used to obtain non-public records from a third party
July 22, 2016

Changes to the Open Meetings Act Allow Inspection of Closed Session Records
July 11, 2016

American College Health Association Releases Guidelines to Address Campus Sexual and Relationship Violence
June 21, 2016

Department Of Education Issues Guidance on Improving Gender Equity in Career and Technical Education Programs
June 20, 2016

EEOC Issues Sample Wellness Program ADA Notice
June 17, 2016

Ready or not, the new STEM OPT rule is in play!
May 16, 2016

New Federal Guidelines on Supporting Transgender Students Under Title IX
May 13, 2016

Law360 Recognizes Franczek Radelet as a Leading Firm for Female Attorneys
April 27, 2016

First Federal Appeals Court Rules that Title IX Applies in Transgender Bathroom Case
April 20, 2016

Illinois Appellate Court Sheds Light on When Records Are Not “Reasonably Accessible” On A Public Body’s Website Under FOIA
March 21, 2016

Breaking News: DHS Publishes New STEM OPT Rule with effective date of May 10, 2016
March 14, 2016

U.S. Department of Education Issues More Guidance on ESSA
March 1, 2016

Agencies Confirm that Certain Student Health Insurance Subsidies for Student Employees May Violate the Affordable Care Act
February 17, 2016

Revised Illinois Special Education Regulations Go into Effect
February 3, 2016

Students Have One Year After Reaching the Age of Eighteen to File Personal Injury Lawsuit Against School
February 3, 2016

Illinois Supreme Court Rules Educational Employers Are Not Required to Arbitrate “Do Not Hire” Designation
January 29, 2016

U.S. Department of Education Issues Dear Colleague Letter on the ESSA
January 29, 2016

A Break From The Trend? NLRB Regional Director Finds Carroll College Exempt From Board Jurisdiction Under Pacific Lutheran
January 26, 2016

DHS is granted an extension of existing STEM OPT rule through May 12, 2016
January 26, 2016

Another Illinois Appellate District Finds Voluntary Release of FOIA Records After Suit is Filed Will Not Avoid the Award of Attorneys Fees to the Requester
January 15, 2016

PAC Finds FOIA Predecisional Exemption Does Not Apply to Training Materials on Final Policy
January 15, 2016

School Boards Beware: Appellate Court Applies High Bar for School Board Ignoring Hearing Officer’s Findings of Fact
January 6, 2016

Appellate Court Affirms Circuit Court Reversal of PAC Opinion on OMA Violation
December 22, 2015

“Some” Educational Benefit Is the Correct Standard for Determining FAPE Under the IDEA
December 22, 2015

Out with the Old and In with the New: President Obama Replaces No Child Left Behind with the Every Student Succeeds Act
December 15, 2015

OSERS Issues Special Education Guidance
December 9, 2015

PAC Actions Offer Guidance on the Scope of the Unduly Burdensome Exception to FOIA
November 30, 2015

PAC Finds FOIA Violation over Redactions in Governor Rauner’s Calendar
November 30, 2015

School Districts Can Require Students to Complete Community Service Requirements as a Prerequisite to Graduation
November 30, 2015

Illinois Appellate Court Upholds Protections of Tort Immunity Act for School Districts
November 12, 2015

ISBE Issues Guidance on Teacher Resignations
November 12, 2015

Second Circuit Upholds NLRB Decision: Discharge of Employees for Facebook “Likes” Was Unlawful
October 28, 2015

NLRB Poised to Reconsider Brown After Granting Review of UAW’s Petition to Organize Graduate Students at The New School
October 27, 2015

2015 Legislative Update: Summary of Changes in School Law
October 2, 2015

Illinois Supreme Court Says School District’s Subject to Municipal Zoning
September 29, 2015

Seventh Circuit Finds School District Not Liable in Bullying Case
September 29, 2015

Illinois Appellate Court Decisions Addresses Important Student Discipline and Employment Issues for Public Schools
September 28, 2015

PAC Finds Student Discipline Records, Even if Redacted, Identified Students and Were Exempt from FOIA
September 22, 2015

Illinois Schools: Do Not Delay in Implementing New Student Concussion Policies and Procedures
September 3, 2015

Illinois Passes Legislation Curbing Out-of-School Disciplinary Practices
August 31, 2015

PAC Finds Village Board in Violation of OMA on Multiple Counts
August 31, 2015

PAC Opinion Finds Municipal Bank Account Numbers Subject to FOIA
August 31, 2015

Illinois Preventing Sexual Violence in Higher Education Act Takes Effect
August 27, 2015

School Districts and Charter Schools Must Address Student Data Privacy Concerns in Contracts
August 27, 2015

ISBE Issues Guidance and Forms Regarding Vaccination Religious Exemptions
August 20, 2015

NLRB’s Unanimous Decision Is Major Victory for College Sports
August 18, 2015

New Vaccine Requirement for Illinois Students Creates Confusion
August 12, 2015

PAC Rules on Two OMA Cases
August 10, 2015

School Districts Seeing Stars Over New Concussion Legislation
August 10, 2015

PAC Rules Collective Bargaining Preparatory Meetings are Subject to OMA
August 3, 2015

Toolkit of Residency and Homeless Forms Available for Purchase

PAC Upholds Board Action: No OMA Violation for Private Emails
July 13, 2015

ISBE Issues Updated Non-Regulatory Guidance on PERA and Senate Bill 7
July 10, 2015

IHSA and Attorney General Reach Agreement on Participation of Student Athletes with Disabilities
July 6, 2015

ISBE Releases New Guidance on Medication Administration in Schools
June 22, 2015

Supreme Court Ruling Avoids Major Complications for Mandatory Reporters
June 22, 2015

Two Recent Decisions Provide Guidance on How School Districts Should Respond to Allegations of Sexual Assault
June 19, 2015

Appellate Court Confirms that Convicted Felon Cannot Run for School Board Seat
June 5, 2015

Appellate Court Confirms Group 2 Teacher Subject to RIF Had No Recall Rights
June 2, 2015

Illinois Appellate Court Affirms Preliminary Injunction Allowing International High School Student to Play Sports
May 26, 2015

OSERS Issues New Guidance Regarding State and Due Process Complaints
May 26, 2015

Franczek Radelet Works with ISBE to Clarify School Code
May 13, 2015

Illinois Federal Court Addresses Lawsuit by Christian Leafletter on Public School Property
May 12, 2015

DHS Adopts Regulations Giving Universities and Foreign Students Greater Flexibility
May 7, 2015

PAC Upholds School District’s Decision to Deny FOIA Request for Text Messages
April 21, 2015

Parents Can Litigate IDEA Claims When Adult Students Have Delegated Education Rights
April 21, 2015

Illinois Court Finds Teaching the “N” Word is Not Protected by the First Amendment
April 15, 2015

Records Retention Rules Revamped
April 10, 2015

Recent Case Reminds Schools of First Amendment and Title VII Responsibilities in Employment Context
March 31, 2015

April 1 Deadline for Posting Elected Officials' E-Mail Addresses Online Approaches
March 25, 2015

Recent Guidance on Charter School Participation in State Pension Plans
March 25, 2015

NSBA Concerned About Recent Supreme Court Decision’s Impact on OCR Investigations
March 23, 2015

Court Reverses Board Decision Terminating Teacher for Blood Alcohol Test
March 16, 2015

Franczek Radelet Files Amicus Brief in “Bleacher Case”
March 16, 2015

Updated FOIA Document Package Available For Purchase
March 11, 2015

Measles Outbreak in Illinois
February 6, 2015

Illinois Supreme Court Will Review “Bleacher” Case
January 30, 2015

White House Task Force Publishes Sample Law Enforcement MOU for Sexual Assault Cases
January 30, 2015

Annual H-1B Visa Quota Available But Expected to Be Exhausted in Early April
January 27, 2015

Department of Education Closes 2014 with Prolific Guidance
January 21, 2015

Governor Quinn Signs New Eavesdropping Law
January 6, 2015

NLRB Significantly Alters Framework for Analyzing Jurisdiction over Private College and University Faculty
January 5, 2015

New FOIA Amendments Affect Public Bodies’ Responses to Requests
December 11, 2014

Circuit Court of Springfield Overturns PAC Opinion on OMA Violation
November 25, 2014

Appellate Court Affirms Anti-SLAPP Dismissal of Defamation Lawsuit by Political Candidate
November 24, 2014

Circuit Court Strikes Down Pension Reform
November 24, 2014

Time Limit on Filing Certain Construction Lawsuits Extended
November 20, 2014

DOE Publishes Final VAWA Regulations
October 30, 2014

Appellate Court Decision Raises New Issues in Detachment Petition Proceedings
October 27, 2014

PAC Holds that Public Bodies Must Release Employee Informal Investigative Reports
October 23, 2014

Appellate Court Enforces 60 Day Time-Bar on OMA Challenges
October 9, 2014

PAC Strikes Down Five Day Registration Requirement for Public Comment as Violation of OMA
October 9, 2014

Court of Appeals Rejects Claims of Race Discrimination in Special Education Placements
October 1, 2014

2014 Legislative Update: Summary of Changes in School Law
September 18, 2014

PAC Limits Public Bodies’ Authority in Regulating Public Comment Period
September 17, 2014

Illinois Appellate Court Rules that School Districts are subject to Municipal Zoning
September 10, 2014

This Year, Schools Face Increased Obligations for Addressing Bullying
September 8, 2014

Circuit Court Finds Stay Put Does Not Apply to Unilateral Placement
September 2, 2014

Back to School OMA/FOIA Update: Public Access Counselor (PAC) Decisions this Summer
August 25, 2014

Appellate Court Upholds Decision That Therapeutic Day School Is Not Student’s Least Restrictive Environment
August 19, 2014

Update: District Court Finds First Amendment Does Not Protect Former Guidance Counselor’s Sexually-Explicit Book
August 19, 2014

ISBE Publishes Proposed Rules on State Model Evaluation Plan
July 23, 2014

ISBE Releases Non-Regulatory Guidance on Recall Rights for Honorably Dismissed Teachers in Group 2
July 23, 2014

University of Texas’s Use of Race In Student Admissions Survives Another Legal Hurdle
July 18, 2014

Guidance Regarding Compliance with Changes to Clery Act Made by VAWA Before Final Regulations Become Effective
July 16, 2014

Illinois Appellate Court: School District’s Subcontracting of Transportation Services is “Part of Bargaining Process” and an “Important Weapon in Negotiations”
July 2, 2014

U.S. Supreme Court’s Decision Raises Questions About Cell Phone Searches in Schools
July 2, 2014

Department of Education Proposes New VAWA/Campus SaVE Act Regulations
June 20, 2014

Illinois Court of Appeals Reiterates Immunity For Statements in Public Meetings
June 19, 2014

IIllinois Legislature Grants Recall Rights to “Grouping 2” Teachers with One Needs Improvement Evaluation Rating
June 18, 2014

OCR Issues Guidance Reminding Charter Schools of Application of Federal Civil Rights Laws
June 5, 2014

Supreme Court Upholds Town’s Practice of Opening Board Meetings with Prayer
June 5, 2014

Illinois Felony Hazing Law Held Constitutional
May 30, 2014

Illinois Pension Reform Update: Judge Stays Implementation of Pension Reform Law
May 19, 2014

Attorney General Finds School Board Closed Session Discussion of Demolition of School Building Violated Open Meetings Act
May 5, 2014

Second Illinois Appellate Court Clarifies When Fee Provisions in Other Statutes Trump the FOIA’s Fee Provisions
May 5, 2014

Obama Administration Announces Voluminous Guidance Regarding Sexual Violence
April 30, 2014

Appellate Court Finds District Not Liable for Junior High School Student’s Death After Violent “Body Shots” Game
April 25, 2014

Court Says Schools Must Provide Extended School Year Services in a Student's Least Restrictive Environment
April 23, 2014

High Court Decision in Michigan Affirmative Action Case Leaves Requirements for the Consideration of Race Untouched
April 23, 2014

California Case Allowing Denial of FOIA Request for Public Communications on Private Electronic Devices Instructive for Illinois Public Bodies
April 21, 2014

Seventh Circuit Reminds Public Employers That Whistleblowing Employees Are Not Immune From All Discipline
April 18, 2014

Illinois Appeals Court Finds School District Immune From Bullying Lawsuit
April 16, 2014

Illinois Appellate Court: School District Not Immune From Liability For Student Fall in “Cafetorium”
April 16, 2014

Impact on Employers and Schools of Illinois Supreme Court’s Rejection of Eavesdropping Law
March 26, 2014

Attorneys’ Fees Awarded to Charter School in IDEA Action
March 25, 2014

Courts Provide Guidance on FOIA Attorney’s Fee Provision and Creation of Records
March 24, 2014

Natural Accumulation Doctrine Takes a Hit
March 19, 2014

U.S. Department of Education Releases Guidance on Protecting Student Information While Using Online Educational Services
March 18, 2014

Look Out for Upcoming Spring Deadlines for School Districts
February 28, 2014

Illinois Supreme Court Upholds Dismissal of School District’s Claim Against Its Architect
February 26, 2014

Public Bodies May Charge 15 Cents for Black and White Standard Sized Copies of FOIA Documents Even If Actual Copying Cost Is Lower
February 26, 2014

Streamlining Your Student Bullying, Intimidation, Harassment, and Violence Reporting and Investigation Policies
February 24, 2014

OCR Clarifies Dear Colleague Letter on Students with Disabilities in Extracurricular Athletics
February 12, 2014

President Obama Announces White House Task Force on Protecting Students from Sexual Assault
February 4, 2014

Illinois State Police Releases Form for School Administrators to Use When Reporting Students Who Pose a “Clear and Present Danger”
January 16, 2014

Recent Appellate Court Decision Reminder of Student Records Protections in Adversarial Proceedings
January 7, 2014

School District's Decision to Bypass Municipal Zoning Process for Stadium Bleachers Ruled Unlawful
December 31, 2013

Social Networking Password Laws in Effect for the New Year
December 31, 2013

Effective January 1, 2014: Amendments to Tenure, RIF and Impasse Bargaining Provisions of Senate Bill 7
December 30, 2013

FOIA 2013 Wrap-Up – Summary of Year End PAC Opinions
December 30, 2013

Model Policy for Purchase: Acceptable Use of Technology
December 11, 2013

NYU Agrees to Recognize Graduate Student Organizing Rights
December 6, 2013

Illinois General Assembly Passes Pension Reform Bill
December 5, 2013

CDC Releases Food Allergy Guidelines for Schools
December 4, 2013

Court Rules that Delayed Compliance with a FOIA Request Remains a Violation
December 2, 2013

Schools Now Required to Report When a Student Poses a “Clear and Present Danger”
November 14, 2013

Don’t Miss Two Changes to Special Education in the Illinois School Code
October 29, 2013

Seventh Circuit Dismisses Lawsuit Against Guidance Counselor for Defamation
October 21, 2013

Recent Appellate Court Opinion Discusses Legal Challenges to the Debarment of Contractors by Public Bodies
October 14, 2013

Court Finds Board of Education and District Employees Immune from Liability for Claims Related to District’s Response to Bullying
October 10, 2013

Court Upholds Waiver and Release Clause
October 4, 2013

Government Offers Additional Guidance on the Use of Race in Admissions
October 1, 2013

Provision of FAPE under the IDEA May Not Satisfy ADA for Students with Communication Impairments
September 18, 2013

Third Circuit Finds that Student Misidentified as Disabled Cannot Bring IDEA Suit Against District
September 18, 2013

2013 Legislative Update: Summary of Changes in School Law
September 17, 2013

Meeting Held 26 Miles from District Office Violates OMA
September 13, 2013

Franczek Radelet Attorneys Prepare NSBA Friend of the Court Brief in U. S. Supreme Court Case
September 10, 2013

DOE Releases “Dear Colleague Letter” on School District Responsibilities to Address Bullying of Students with Disabilities
August 28, 2013

Public Employee’s Testimony Entitled to First Amendment Protection
August 22, 2013

New Law Requires School Boards to Adopt Teen Dating Violence Policy
August 21, 2013

Illinois Court Opinion Clarifies Key FOIA Provisions
August 19, 2013

Annual School Shooting Drills Now Required under Amended School Safety Drills Act
August 1, 2013

Illinois Appellate Court Clarifies When Electronic Communications by Council and Board Members on Personal Electronic Devices and Accounts are Subject to FOIA
July 24, 2013

Illinois Appellate Court Decision Clarifies Waiver of the FOIA Predecisional Materials Exemption
July 24, 2013

Ninth Circuit Finds Scheduling Difficulties Do Not Excuse District from Excluding Parent from IEP Meeting
July 22, 2013

Illinois’ New Concealed Carry Law Still Prohibits Firearms On-Campus
July 17, 2013

School Health Records Q&A
July 8, 2013

OCR Issues Guidance Regarding Pregnant and Parenting Students
July 2, 2013

U.S. Supreme Court Directs Fifth Circuit to Reevaluate University of Texas Admissions Process Using “Correct” Strict Scrutiny Test
June 24, 2013

General Assembly Calls for More Studies on Charter Schools
June 20, 2013

Key Takeaways from Recent FOIA and OMA Decisions
June 19, 2013

ISBE Proposes To Repeal Regulation Targeting Special Education Class Size And General Education Definition
June 18, 2013

The Department of Education Issues Preliminary Guidance Regarding Violence Against Women Act
June 4, 2013

Louisiana Supreme Court Declares School's Voucher Program Unconstitutional Due to Program's Funding Structure
May 29, 2013

Illinois Department of Labor Issues Guidance on Applicability of Prevailing Wage Act to Landscaping Work
May 22, 2013

Public Access Counselor Holds that Straw Poll Violates the Open Meetings Act
May 22, 2013

Recent PAC Rulings Find University and Park District in Violation of Open Meetings Act
May 7, 2013

Board Candidate Files Suit After State’s Attorney Serves Quo Warranto Action
April 30, 2013

OCR Issues New Guidance Regarding Retaliation
April 26, 2013

Federal Court Determines that the Fair Housing Act Applies to University Housing
April 23, 2013

Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Upholds City’s Invocation Policy for Council Meetings
April 2, 2013

District Court Finds Boys’ Basketball Haircut Policy Does Not Constitute Discrimination or Infringe Student Rights
March 26, 2013

Ohio Court Rules Board Meeting Sign-In Process is Legal
March 26, 2013

Final Regulations Require One-time Written Parental Consent to Access Public Benefits/Insurance
March 14, 2013

Arbitrator’s Decision Reinstating Paraprofessional Accorded Significant Deference by Illinois Supreme Court
March 6, 2013

Seventh Circuit Dismisses Terminated Principal’s First Amendment Rights Case
February 21, 2013

Look Out for Upcoming Spring Deadlines for School Districts
February 20, 2013

School District Participation in Local Debt Recovery Program Put On Hold
February 6, 2013

Certified School Nurse Mandate Eliminated by State Superintendent
February 4, 2013

IHSA Under Pressure to Provide Accommodations to Student Athletes with Disabilities
January 30, 2013

New OCR Guidance Lays Out School District Responsibilities to Serve Students with Disabilities in Athletics
January 30, 2013

White House Gun Control Proposals Include School Safety and Mental Health Initiatives
January 21, 2013

Illinois Appellate Court Finds Schools Not Liable for Student Injury and Deaths in Two Separate Lawsuits
January 15, 2013

Disabled Substitute Teacher Applicant Raises Some Adequate Claims Against Illinois School District
January 7, 2013

Superintendent’s Lawsuit For Improper Discharge Should Have Been Filed in State Court, Federal Court Says
January 7, 2013

NLRB Asserts Jurisdiction over Chicago Nonprofit Corporation that Operates Charter School
January 3, 2013

School District’s Actions to Stop Bullying Not Enough To Avoid $1 Million Damages In Student-On-Student Harassment Case
January 3, 2013

Amendments to Liquor Control Act Create Safe Harbor for College and University Employees and Students Who Request Police Assistance in Response to Underage Drinking
December 21, 2012

At Year’s End, Pending NLRB Decisions Weigh Heavily on Higher Education
December 10, 2012

OCR Reflects on the Work Done during the First Obama Administration
December 10, 2012

Supreme Court Hears Argument in Case Asking, “Who Qualifies As a Supervisor?”
December 7, 2012

The Governor and General Assembly Attempt to Save Christmas
December 3, 2012

Deadline for Open Meetings Act Training Approaches
November 30, 2012

The General Assembly Attempts to Save Christmas
November 30, 2012

Closed Session Discussions Violated the OMA Even Though Litigation Possible
November 15, 2012

Illinois Appellate Court Decides Two FOIA Cases on Fees that Public Body Can Charge and Justification for Attorneys’ Fees
October 30, 2012

ISBE Releases Guidance on Transfers to Alternative Learning Opportunity Programs and Regional Safe Schools
October 22, 2012

ISBE Issues Additional Guidance on Criminal Background Checks
October 15, 2012

Recent Changes in Law Impact Reciprocal Reporting Agreements
October 15, 2012

Settlement Agreement Was Void Due to Trustee’s Conflict of Interest and Board’s Failure to Properly Approve
October 11, 2012

Municipality Held Not Liable Under Breach of Contract for Additional Unauthorized Work Performed by Contractor
September 25, 2012

Colorado Supreme Court Upholds Judgment Against Ward Churchill
September 24, 2012

Eighth Circuit Reminds Schools To Treat Religious After School Groups Equally
September 19, 2012

Recent Illinois Appellate Court Opinion Addresses FOIA Issues
September 19, 2012

Another Lawsuit Alleging Misleading Law School Job Statistics Dismissed
September 17, 2012

District Court Rules District Must Fund Student’s Stay-Put Placement through Appeal to Circuit Court, Though District’s IEP Offered Student FAPE
September 13, 2012

Teacher’s Retaliation Suit Against School District For Exercising Right of Free Speech Involved a Matter of Public Concern
September 12, 2012

Secretary of Education Decides Virginia Tech Violated Clery Act during 2007 Shootings
September 7, 2012

2012 Legislative Update Summary of Changes in School Law
August 30, 2012

Volunteer Web Designer’s Creation of Website for Political Committee Was Not a Reportable Contribution
August 28, 2012

Local Debt Recovery Program Allows School Districts To Collect Debts Through Withheld State Payments
August 23, 2012

Affordable Care Act Runs Into Religious Freedom Issues in Court
August 15, 2012

IL Supreme Court Rules School and Individual Administrators May Be Liable For “Passing” An Abusive Teacher to Another Institution
August 15, 2012

Principal Evaluation Notifications Must Be Distributed by First Day of School
August 15, 2012

Competitive Cheerleading Not a “Sport” For Title IX Purposes
August 13, 2012

City Electoral Board Violates Open Meetings Act by Failing to Openly Deliberate the Final Decision
August 10, 2012

ISBE Releases 2012-2013 Registration Guidance
August 10, 2012

Seventh Circuit Finds Holding High School Graduation in a Church Violates the Establishment Clause
July 30, 2012

Seventh Circuit Upholds Jury Verdict in Favor of Teacher with Seasonal Affective Disorder
July 30, 2012

Board’s Discussion of Budget During Closed Meeting Violated Open Meetings Act
July 26, 2012

Federal District Court Enjoins Board of Education From Banning Church’s Use of School Facilities
July 26, 2012

Governor Signs Bill Amending Open Meetings Act
July 23, 2012

Appellate Court Authorizes Use of Mandamus as Method to Challenge School Improvement Plan
July 13, 2012

New Education Laws Take Effect in Illinois
July 5, 2012

Illinois Governor Signs Bill Requiring College and University Employees to Report Suspected Child Abuse
June 27, 2012

Illinois Appellate Court Rules Districts are Not Required to Provide Transportation to Nonpublic and Charter School Students when Public Schools are Not in Session
June 26, 2012

Minnesota Supreme Court Upholds University’s Right to Discipline Student Over Cadaver-Related Facebook Posts
June 25, 2012

School District Agrees to Allow Student to Wear “Jesus is Not a Homophobe” T-Shirt
June 18, 2012

A Public Body May Not Require a Person to Seek Pre-Approval to Record a Meeting
June 15, 2012

Proof of Pertussis (Whooping Cough) Booster Required for Students Entering Sixth and Ninth Grades
June 7, 2012

ISBE Guidance Provides Overview of Criminal History Records Information Check Requirements
June 4, 2012

Seventh Circuit Restores FERPA Privacy Protections for FOIA Requests by Vacating Controversial Tribune v. University of Illinois Ruling
May 30, 2012

In Threat to Private Colleges and Universities, NLRB Invites Comments on Faculty Unionization
May 29, 2012

The Department of Education Provides Guidance on the Use of Restraints and Seclusion
May 25, 2012

Federal District Court’s Copyright Ruling Favors Georgia State University
May 18, 2012

School District’s Internet Filtering Software Violated First Amendment
May 16, 2012

Circuit Court Upholds Department Regulations Excluding Cochlear Implant Mapping from Definition of Related Services
May 10, 2012

Appellate Court Overturns Detachment Petition
April 30, 2012

Notice to Remedy and Related Documents May Be Subject to Disclosure Under the Freedom of Information Act
April 25, 2012

Effect of Revocation of Consent for IDEA Services on Entitlement to 504 Services
April 20, 2012

Attorney General Finds that Board of Education Violated the Open Meetings Act by Holding a Meeting in a Private Residence
April 17, 2012

Day of Silence FAQs
April 12, 2012

Appellate Court Holds Educational Malpractice Claims Not Cognizable in Illinois
April 11, 2012

Department of Education Reverses Position on Maintenance of Effort
April 11, 2012

Illinois’ New Charter School Commission Issues Proposed Rules
April 4, 2012

ISBE Model Provides Guide for New Required Principal Evaluations
April 3, 2012

Seventh Circuit Upholds School District's Ban of Non-Student from School Property
March 28, 2012

University Students Who Withdraw May Still Get to a Jury on a Title IX Retaliation Theory
March 28, 2012

Speech Language Paraprofessional Approval to be Discontinued After 2013-2014
March 27, 2012

Disparity in Primetime Games Can Be a Title IX Violation
March 22, 2012

Take Action to Prevent and Respond to Bullying on the Basis of Sex, Sexual Orientation, and Gender Identity
March 22, 2012

New Drivers Education Instructors are Required to Have Driver Education Endorsement
March 14, 2012

Illinois House Unanimously Passes Bill That Would Make University Employees Mandated Reporters
March 5, 2012

Supreme Court to Reconsider Affirmative Action in College Admissions
February 24, 2012

Final Amendments to Illinois Student Records Regulations Published
February 17, 2012

Federal Appellate Court Reversed Class Action Certification and Settlement in Case Involving Alleged Violations of Individuals with Disabilities Education Act
February 16, 2012

Seventh Circuit Rules in Favor of District in Case Filed by Special Education Support Teacher
February 9, 2012

Municipal Zoning Laws May Apply to School Districts According to New Illinois Attorney General Opinion
February 6, 2012

Changes Coming to School Report Cards
February 1, 2012

U.S. Department of Education Offers Guidance on ADA Amendments
January 24, 2012

Supreme Court Holds that ‘Ministerial Exception’ Protects Church from Teacher’s Retaliation Claim
January 19, 2012

Illinois Attorney General Opinion Provides Guidance on "Recurrent Requester" Status Under FOIA
January 18, 2012

Seventh Circuit Denies Reimbursement for Unilateral Placement Where Student is Progressing, Despite School’s Procedural Errors
January 16, 2012

Amended School Code Addresses Discipline of Student Electronic Misconduct
January 10, 2012

School Board Members Properly Petitioned Court to Oust Board Member from Office
December 29, 2011

School Districts Should Handle Religious Accommodation Requests by Employees with Care
December 29, 2011

Department of Education Issues Guidance on Race-Based Student Admissions and Assignment
December 28, 2011

Federal Court Found That School Violated Student’s Privacy Rights When It Disclosed Student’s Sexual Orientation
December 22, 2011

DOE Implements New Regulations to the Federal Educational Rights and Privacy Act
December 20, 2011

D.C. Circuit Clarifies ADA Causation Standard
December 19, 2011

New Salary Posting Requirement Takes Effect January 1, 2012
December 15, 2011

School District May Have Special Relationship with Their Students Requiring Protection of Students' Personal Security
November 23, 2011

Illinois AG: Records on Personal Electronic Devices and E-mail Accounts Subject to FOIA
November 21, 2011

Franczek Radelet Updates the FOIA Document Package
November 16, 2011

Proposed Amendments to ISBE Student Records Regulations
November 15, 2011

School District Properly Denied Non-Custodial Parent Access to Children at School as Required by Divorce Decree
November 15, 2011

DCFS: College and University Staff Must Report Suspected Child Abuse
November 14, 2011

Amendment to Open Meetings Act Requires Posting of IMRF Employee Compensation
October 12, 2011

Lessons from Recent Court Rulings on Discipline of Students for Off-Campus, Online Speech
October 11, 2011

U.S. Supreme Court Declines To Take Up Case Challenging Law Requiring Moment of Silence
October 7, 2011

Principals Found Immune from Liability for Restricting Student Religious Speech
October 6, 2011

School District’s Policy Barring Use of School for Worship Services Upheld by Court
October 5, 2011

2011 Education Legislation Summary
October 3, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Offers Flexibility on No Child Left Behind
September 23, 2011

Senate Bill 1831 Signed Into Law; IMRF Releases Initial Guidance
September 14, 2011

ISBE Releases Special Education Data Road Map
September 6, 2011

Attorney General Pre-Authorization No Longer Required Under Illinois FOIA Law for Personal Information and Predecisional Materials
September 1, 2011

Amendment to Illinois Vehicle Code Imposes New Requirements on School Buses and Drivers
August 15, 2011

Governor Signs Charter School Quality Law
August 15, 2011

Illinois School Code is Amended Regarding Home and Hospital Instruction for Students
August 15, 2011

New Law Requires Promotion of One Hour of Reading Opportunities for Students Reading Below Grade Level
August 15, 2011

The Illinois DREAM Act
August 8, 2011

New Law Requires School Boards To Adopt Student Athlete Concussion Policies
August 2, 2011

Department of Justice Issues Guidance on Service Animals
July 26, 2011

Illinois Supreme Court Upholds Bill Funding $3 Billion for School Construction Projects
July 26, 2011

Education Insights: Disciplining Students For Online Off-Campus Misconduct
July 25, 2011

Federal Appeals Court Strikes Down Michigan's Constitutional Amendment Banning Affirmative Action in University Admissions
July 21, 2011

DOE Issues Guidance on Equal Access Act Targeted at Ensuring Access to Student Groups Such as the Gay-Straight Alliances
July 19, 2011

Supreme Court Decides Two Cases Involving Student Interrogations by Non-School Officials
July 12, 2011

Dept. of Education Issues Final “Gainful Employment” Regulations for Career College Programs
July 1, 2011

State and Federal Agencies Continue to Scrutinize For-Profit Colleges
July 1, 2011

Federal Appeals Court Holds Schools Cannot Punish Students for Offensive MySpace Pages
June 27, 2011

High Court Limits Public Employee First Amendment Retaliation Claims
June 24, 2011

School District Not Liable For School Employees’ Statements About Bus Driver
June 17, 2011

Supreme Court Upholds Conflict of Interest Law Barring Elected Official's Vote
June 17, 2011

Governor Quinn Signs Education Reform Legislation
June 15, 2011

TRS Rules Expiring on July 1
June 15, 2011

New Penalty on Illinois Employers Contributing to IMRF
June 10, 2011

OCR Issues FAQ to Address Technology and Accessibility
June 8, 2011

Circuit Court Upholds School’s Decision to Bar Student from Participating in Graduation Ceremony
June 6, 2011

Failure to Respond to Bullying May Deprive Student with a Disability of a Free Appropriate Public Education
June 6, 2011

State and Federal Agencies Continue to Scrutinize For-Profit Colleges
May 31, 2011

In Two Cases, Illinois Appellate Court Reaffirms Rule of Deference to Decisions of Academic Institutions
May 16, 2011

School Administrators Had Duty to Warn and to Report Abuse by Former Teacher
May 13, 2011

School Districts Are Prohibited From Requesting Proof of Student’s Immigration Status
May 13, 2011

Federal Appeals Court Upholds Discipline of Student for Post on Off-Campus Blog
May 12, 2011

Fourth Circuit Rules Professorial Speech Unrelated To Academic Duties Protected By First Amendment
May 2, 2011

U.S. Department of Education Announces Proposed FERPA Regulations and New Student Privacy Initiatives
May 2, 2011

OCR Issues Guidance on Sexual Violence in Primary, Secondary and Postsecondary Schools
April 15, 2011

School District is Within Its Authority to Enter Into Intergovernmental Agreement with City to Receive Tax Revenues
April 15, 2011

OCR Issues Additional Guidance Regarding Bullying
April 11, 2011

Supreme Court Bars Taxpayers from Challenging Tax Credits Given for Contributions to Religious Schools
April 11, 2011

White House Announces New Website Regarding Bullying
March 23, 2011

FERPA Does Not Shield Student Records From FOIA Request
March 16, 2011

New School Lunch Nutritional Standards Expected in 2012
March 15, 2011

ISBE Anti-Bullying Task Force Issues Guidance
March 14, 2011

Appellate Court Holds that School District Under State Finance Control Did Not Breach Contract with Third Party
March 7, 2011

Seventh Circuit Again Sides with Students’ Right to Wear Derogatory T-Shirt
March 7, 2011

Department of Education Issues New Guidance on RtI and Special Education Evaluations
February 14, 2011

U-Texas Race-Based Admissions Process Deemed Constitutional — At Least For Now
February 10, 2011

Supreme Court’s Decision on Mayoral Candidate Rahm Emanuel’s Residency Likely to Have an Impact on School District Residency Issues
February 4, 2011

Illinois Appellate Court Holds Up Construction Funds
January 27, 2011

The Care of Students with Diabetes Act Becomes Law
January 11, 2011

School District Must Provide Agreed-Upon Compensatory Services Within Ten Days of an IEP
January 10, 2011

Bullying Will Remain in the Spotlight for Public Schools in 2011
December 20, 2010

Texas School District Awarded $10,000 in Attorneys’ Fees for Parent’s Frivolous IDEA Claims
December 13, 2010

Illinois Legislature To Consider Sweeping Educational Reforms
December 9, 2010

Court Applies SLAPP Statute in Case involving Parents and Former Employee
December 6, 2010

Performance Evaluations For All Public Employees Exempt From Disclosure Under FOIA
December 2, 2010

School District’s Webcam Misconduct Proves Costly
November 5, 2010

DOE Issues Rules Governing Financial Aid for Higher Education
November 2, 2010

First Amendment Protects Nebraska Student’s Right to Send Angry Political Messages to Professor
November 2, 2010

OCR Letter Warns Districts to Keep A Close Eye on Student Bullying
November 2, 2010

Appellate Court Reverses IELRB: School District Did Not Unlawfully Change the Status Quo or Retaliate Against Union Vice President
October 26, 2010

Recent Settlement of Lawsuit Highlights Risks of Searching Student Electronics
October 26, 2010

Seventh Circuit Upholds Moment of Silence Law
October 18, 2010

Advance Illinois Issues Assessment of Illinois Schools
October 6, 2010

Court Upholds Constitutionality of Fees Charged for Driver Education Behind-The-Wheel Course
October 4, 2010

FCC Streamlines and Modernizes E-Rate Program
October 1, 2010

New Election Deadlines Raise Questions for School Districts
October 1, 2010

Education Insights: Your School Law Podcast - 2010 Education Legislation
September 29, 2010

Education Department Vows For-Profit College Rules On Track Despite Delay
September 27, 2010

ELL Programs: New Warnings from OCR
September 27, 2010

2010 Education Legislation Summary
September 22, 2010

Education Insights: Your School Law Podcast - Instructional Mandates
September 15, 2010

Amendments to Illinois Vehicle Code Address Bus Driver Disqualification and School Bus Communication Devices
August 31, 2010

Seventh Circuit Rules Wrong Standard Used to Determine Eligibility of Special Education Services Under the IDEA
August 16, 2010

New Law Allows School Districts to Form Renewable Energy Agencies
August 9, 2010

Revised ADA Regulations Cover Service Animals and Auxiliary Aids
August 3, 2010

Court Holds Competitive Cheerleading is Not a Varsity “Sport” Under Title IX
August 2, 2010

Governor Issues Amendatory Veto Limiting Reach of FOIA Performance Evaluations Bill
August 2, 2010

Governor Quinn Signs Sexting Legislation
July 26, 2010

Governor Quinn Signs Into Law the Educational Opportunity for Military Children Act
July 19, 2010

Public Act Signed by Governor Addresses Health Exam and Immunization Requirements
July 19, 2010

Governor Quinn Signs Anti-Bullying Legislation
July 9, 2010

New Election Deadlines Signed Into Law
July 9, 2010

Franczek Radelet Issues FOIA Request to Attorney General and Updates the FOIA Document Package
July 8, 2010

Requiring Use of Electronic Book Readers May Violate ADA/504
July 6, 2010

A Divided Supreme Court Rules School Can Require Student Groups to Comply With “All-Comers” Policy
June 29, 2010

Effective Date of New Textbook Law on the Horizon
June 17, 2010

State Superintendent Offers School Districts Flexibility
June 16, 2010

Illinois State Board of Education Updates Food Allergy Guidelines
June 11, 2010

Teacher Incentive Fund Grants Totaling $437 Million Available
June 11, 2010

Franczek Radelet Works With School District and Legislature to Pass Bill on Instructional Mandates
June 7, 2010

ISBE Issues Guidelines for Complying with July 1 Compensation Reporting Deadline
June 7, 2010

Training Deadline Nears for FOIA Officers & OMA Designees
June 7, 2010

After School Hours IEP Meeting Not Required for Illinois School District
May 24, 2010

School District Violates McKinney-Vento Act by Not Re-Enrolling Student
May 21, 2010

FAQs on the New Race/Ethnicity Data Collection Requirements for the 2010-2011 School Year
May 14, 2010

Parents Prevail in Private School Claim Despite Student’s Good Grades in Public School
May 14, 2010

“Day of Silence” Cases Remind That Even Arguably Offensive Student Speech May Be Protected Speech
May 10, 2010

Change in Title IX Policy Raises Bar for Compliance
April 25, 2010

Supreme Court to Hear Argument in Employee “Sexting” Case
April 12, 2010

Supreme Court Refused to Review Exclusion of Religious Music from Graduation Ceremony
April 6, 2010

Bullying Costly for Michigan School District
April 5, 2010

Department of Education to Reinvigorate its Office for Civil Rights
April 5, 2010

Federal Appellate Court Upholds Pledge of Allegiance Against Constitutional Challenge
April 5, 2010

Obama Administration Releases Blueprint for Reauthorizing the Elementary and Secondary Education Act
March 23, 2010

Illinois Selected as One of the 16 Race to the Top Finalists
March 5, 2010

Franczek Radelet Represents Indiana School Districts in Lawsuit Against the State of Indiana
March 1, 2010

Franczek Radelet's Education Podcast
February 25, 2010

Amended Law Addresses Confidentiality of Communications with School Social Workers, Counselors, and Psychologists
February 17, 2010

Seventh Circuit Finds that School District is not Liable for Sexual Harassment by a Former Teacher
February 16, 2010

Survey Shows Cyber Activity Starting at Younger Ages
February 8, 2010

FOIA Document Package Updated to Include the Latest Insight into the New FOIA
January 28, 2010

New Amendment to AED Law Regarding Third Party Use of School Facilities
January 26, 2010

School Districts May Utilize Their Own School Fee Waivers and Verification Process
January 19, 2010

Illinois Appellate Court Clarifies OMA’s Special Meeting Notice and Open-and-Convenient Meeting Requirements
January 14, 2010

School Districts May Now Accept Electronic Bids for Non-Construction Contracts
January 8, 2010

School District Plan to Audio Record Special Education Classrooms Would Violate the Illinois Eavesdropping Act
January 5, 2010

Race to the Top/Memorandum of Understanding Follow-Up to December 18, 2009 eBulletin
January 4, 2010

“Race to the Top” Initiatives Protect Principal, Teacher and Superintendent Evaluations from Disclosure Under FOIA
January 2, 2010

OSERS Issues Guidance on Transportation for Special Education Students
December 17, 2009

Prevailing Wage Act Amendment Requires Public Bodies to Notify Contractors When Work Is Not Bid
December 14, 2009

Sixth Circuit Federal Court of Appeals Holds that Parents have no Right to Second Bite at the Apple in School Board Meetings, but Requires School District to Foot its own Bill in Defending Against the Lawsuit
December 8, 2009

Supreme Court Refuses to Review Two Valedictorian Free Speech Cases, Providing Tacit Support for School District Limitations on Religious Speech During Graduation
December 7, 2009

Illinois Appellate Court Holds that a School Board that Paid for Mailings Related to a Referendum Must Register as a Local Political Committee
December 3, 2009

Governor Signs Law Amending Requirements for Pre- and Post-Trip Inspections of School Buses
December 2, 2009

Contractors and Sub-contractors Hired by School Found Not Liable for Injuries Sustained by School Employee on Construction Site
December 1, 2009

Federal Judge Rules Claims Against Principal for “Turning a Blind Eye” to Sexual Abuse May Proceed to Trial
November 30, 2009

Second Circuit Decision Highlights Unsettled Question of Whether an IEP Must Name a Specific School
November 24, 2009

Department of Education Issues Flurry of New Information Regarding ARRA Funds
November 23, 2009

FOIA Policy And Document Package Available For Purchase
November 20, 2009

Service Animals Present Conundrum for School Districts
November 19, 2009

Dismissal of Case Challenging NCLB Affirmed by an Evenly Divided Sixth Circuit
October 30, 2009

Special Education Teacher May Sue for Retaliation Under the ADA and Rehabilitation Act
October 30, 2009

Franczek Radelet Helps Negotiate Innovative School Reform Contract
October 28, 2009

2009 H1N1 Flu Update: CDC Publishes Guidance for School-Based Vaccination Clinics
October 14, 2009

Public Notice of Adopted Levy Required by the Truth in Taxation Law May Now Include Reference to Tax Cap Limitations
October 2, 2009

Cook County Passes Debt Disclosure Ordinance
September 29, 2009

Crain's Chicago Business Names James C. Franczek, Jr. to its List of "Who's Who in Chicago Business"
September 28, 2009

2009 Education Legislation Summary
September 24, 2009

Cook County Court Dismisses Lawsuit Challenging Constitutionality of Driver's Education Student Fee
September 17, 2009

Franczek Radelet Attorneys to Speak on Illinois School Law Issues at National Conference
September 17, 2009

Updated Information Regarding Employee Compensation Reporting
September 15, 2009

Qualified Exception for Special Needs Transportation Contracts Added to School Code's Competitive Bidding Requirement
September 10, 2009

Comments on Proposed Rules Regarding AEDs and Related Legislation
September 8, 2009

Reporting Form for School Districts and Frequently Asked Questions About Employee Compensation Reporting Laws
September 4, 2009

Gov. Quinn Approves New Employee Compensation Reporting Laws for School Districts, Some Higher Education Institutions
August 26, 2009

Cook County First Installment Property Taxes Will Now Be 55% of Prior Year (Rather than 50%)
August 18, 2009

Governor Quinn Signs Sweeping New FOIA Legislation
August 18, 2009

Recent Appellate Court Opinion Clarifies Law on School District Annexation/Detachment Petitions
August 13, 2009

Sick Leave Provision Has Been Amended To Clarify That Teachers Cannot Use Unlimited Amount of Sick Leave
August 12, 2009

District Violates IELRA by Non-Renewing a Probationary Teacher's Contract
July 27, 2009

U.S. Supreme Court: Education Decisions (2008 - 2009 Term)
July 9, 2009

1997 Version of AIA Construction Contracts Officially Retired
July 7, 2009

Court Rules School District Did Not Violate Teacher's First Amendment Rights by Demoting Her Over Blog Comments
July 2, 2009

Supreme Court Holds Funding is Not the Only Way to Demonstrate Appropriate ELL Services
June 26, 2009

Supreme Court Limits School Districts' Ability to Strip Search Students
June 26, 2009

Supreme Court Rejects School District’s Arguments in Important Special Education Case
June 23, 2009

Deadline for Notice of Intent to Apply for Teacher Quality Partnership Grants Approaching
June 19, 2009

Advance Illinois Releases Report Calling for Radical Reinvention of Education Policies
June 18, 2009

Illinois House and Senate Pass Sweeping New FOIA Legislation
June 2, 2009

Sotomayor Nominated to Succeed Souter on U.S. Supreme Court
May 26, 2009

Illinois Supreme Court Holds Superintendent's Contract Is Not Exempt From Disclosure Under FOIA
May 22, 2009

Democrat and Republican Governors Agree on How to Spend ARRA Funds
May 5, 2009

Helping Schools Respond to H1N1: Secretary Napolitano & Education Secretary Arne Duncan Brief the Media on the H1N1 Flu Outbreak; EdWeek Hosts Chat Session On Additional Guidance For School Response
May 5, 2009

Secretary Releases Additional Guidance on Use of Stimulus Funds
May 5, 2009

U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor to Hold Hearings on School Officials’ Use of Student Restraints
May 5, 2009

Swine Flu Update
April 30, 2009

Bills that Would Have Eased Tax Caps Restrictions fail in the General Assembly
April 28, 2009

Chicago Tribune Editorial Discusses Legal Impacts of Teenage “Sexting”
April 28, 2009

Dept. of Education Monitoring Possible Implications of Swine Flu for Schools; CDC Issues Interim Guidance for Possible School Dismissals
April 28, 2009

District Court Upholds Decision: School District Provided Student with Free Appropriate Public Education
April 28, 2009

U.S. News: A Survivor's Story: 10 Years After Columbine
April 28, 2009

U.S. Department of Education Issues New Guidance on Section 504 and the ADA Amendments Act
April 16, 2009

Deadline to Submit Letters of Intent to Receive Advanced FY 10 IDEA and Title I Stimulus Shares - Extended Until TOMORROW (April 15, 2009)
April 14, 2009

Duncan Outlines Revisions to NCLB
April 14, 2009

Education Week Hosts Live Chat on April 20th: What We Have Learned About School Shooters, 10 Years After Columbine
April 14, 2009

Judge Rules that South Dakota Students Are Not Entitled to a Quality Education
April 14, 2009

U.S. Secretary of Education Recommends Longer School Days and School Year
April 14, 2009

Court Holds That Tests With Student Markings Are Student Records Under ISSRA
April 9, 2009

Department of Education Releases Additional Stimulus Guidance
April 7, 2009

Department of Education Study Finds that School Vouchers May Improve Student Performance
April 7, 2009

Economic Downturn Causes Many to Switch to Teaching Career
March 31, 2009

Illinois to Get $3 Billion for Education in Stimulus Money
March 31, 2009

Texas Education Leaders Compromise on Teaching of Evolution
March 31, 2009

United States Supreme Court Will Decide Whether Strip-Search of Student Was Unconstitutional
March 31, 2009

LaGrange School District 105 is Taking Internet Safety and Cyber Bullying Seriously
March 24, 2009

Multiracial Students to be Counted in a New Way under Department of Education Rules
March 24, 2009

New York Times reporter Sam Dillon details the funding disparities among schools
March 24, 2009

Proposed FY2010 Illinois State Budget Increases Education Funding with Federal Stimulus Dollars
March 24, 2009

ABC News Features Innovative School Bullying Prevention Program
March 17, 2009

MSNBC: The President Takes on Unions, Backs Teacher Merit Pay in New Plan
March 17, 2009

The "Other" Charlie Rose Sits Down With Secretary of Education, Arne Duncan
March 17, 2009

The Other Side of School Voucher Programs
March 17, 2009

Federal Court of Appeals Holds School District "Not Deliberately Indifferent" to Student-to-Student Sexual Harassment
March 13, 2009

Chicago Tribune Article Examines Impact of Tax Caps on Schools
March 10, 2009

Department of Education Announces New School Stimulus Information
March 10, 2009

Education Secretary Encourages States to Use Stimulus Funding to Retool Education
March 10, 2009

Education secretary says DC kids should keep their private-school vouchers
March 10, 2009

States Will Receive Education Stimulus Money by the End of This Month
March 10, 2009

Department of Education Announces New School Stimulus Information
March 4, 2009

Education-Related Tax Breaks Grow
March 3, 2009

Edweek.org Hosts Free Webinar on the Economic Stimulus Package and K-12 Education
March 3, 2009

Edweek: President Fastens on Education as a Top Priority
March 3, 2009

Private Schools "Feel the Pinch" of the Economy
March 3, 2009

PTAB Proposes Charging Filing Fees for Property Tax Appeals
March 3, 2009

State Colleges Becoming More Appealing to College Applicants
March 3, 2009

Alternate Index Would Provide Greater Revenue for Tax-Capped Districts than CPI
February 24, 2009

Duncan would like to rebrand the No Child Left Behind Act
February 24, 2009

Five Myths About Education Reform
February 24, 2009

Heritage Foundation Says School Choice Measures Gaining Support
February 24, 2009

Over 100,000 Parents of U.S. Citizens Deported over Past Decade
February 24, 2009

Article Puts Education Components of the Economic Stimulus Plan in Perspective
February 17, 2009

Council of the Great City Schools Gathering Data to Assist School Districts in Creating Benchmarks for Operational Performance
February 17, 2009

In Web Age, Library Job Gets Update
February 17, 2009

States and Cities Get Ready to Vie for Stimulus Cash
February 17, 2009

New York Times: Student Fights 3 Day Suspension for Cyberbullying Teacher
February 10, 2009

Arne Duncan Discusses the Stimulus Bill and No Child Left Behind Act
February 10, 2009

Eighth Circuit Upholds Decision on Superintendent's Confederate Flag Ban
February 10, 2009

Former HUD Secretary Offers Advice on Stemming Tide of Foreclosures
February 10, 2009

Obama Economic Adviser Discusses Education Funding as Possible Sticking Point In Senate Version of Stimulus Bill
February 10, 2009

Recession Causes Spike in Community College Enrollment
February 10, 2009

New York Time Analyzes Education Provisions of Economic Stimulus Package
February 3, 2009

Duncan details $150 billion education stimulus
February 3, 2009

Early Childhood & K-12 Stimulus Breakdown - The American Recovery & Reinvestment Act
February 3, 2009

Mayor Richard Daley Names CTA Chief Ron Huberman to Lead City School
February 3, 2009

School Districts See Spike in Activism of Web-Savvy Parents
February 3, 2009

Teachers in Los Angeles Protest Proposed Cuts in Education Staffing
February 3, 2009

U.S. Supreme Court Agrees to Hear School Strip Search Case
February 3, 2009

Illinois Silent Reflection and Student Prayer Act Ruled Unconstitutional
January 29, 2009

Court rules in favor of teacher's tenure despite leave of absence
January 28, 2009

U.S. News on Illinois' Moment of Silence Case and Proposed Revisions to Texas' Science Curriculum
January 27, 2009

Debate Regarding the Teaching of Evolution in Texas
January 27, 2009

Illinois Unemployment Rate Reaches 7.6%
January 27, 2009

Obama's Economic Recovery Plan Gives Billions to Education; Critics Weigh In
January 27, 2009

Paper from National Council on Teacher Quality Argues for Alternative Approach to Teacher Pension Design
January 27, 2009

AFT Makes Recommendations for School Infrastructure Improvements
January 20, 2009

Economists Predict Prolonged Downturn Following Current Economic Crisis
January 20, 2009

In "green" effort, schools go paperless to promote events
January 20, 2009

NYT Details Duncan’s Senate Confirmation Hearing
January 20, 2009

Proposed Stimulus Package Contains Significant Education Spending
January 20, 2009

Web site names Illinois' best schools based on parent ratings, test scores
January 20, 2009

Obama Report on Stimulus Package Predicts Job Creation in Education Sector
January 13, 2009

Parents Protest Proposed Closing of Six Schools
January 13, 2009

School Districts Nationwide See Increase in Student Homelessness
January 13, 2009

Spellings Rejects Governors' Request for Waiver on Education-Spending Levels
January 13, 2009

Seventh Circuit Rules on Sex Discrimination Liability Under Title IX
January 9, 2009

New York Times Depicts an Educare Daycare, a Model for Obama's Vision for Early Childhood Education
January 6, 2009

Calls Grow to Cap Property Taxes
January 6, 2009

College Degree No Shield as More Jobs Are Slashed
January 6, 2009

Colleges Profit from Assisting Banks in Marketing Credit Cards to College Students
January 6, 2009

Denver Public Schools' Superintendent Selected to Fill Open Senate Seat
January 6, 2009

Edweek: In Chicago, Duncan Seen as Collaborator
January 6, 2009

Governors Call for $1 Trillion in Federal Spending
January 6, 2009

The ADA Amendments Act Affects the Definition of "Disability" Under Section 504
January 5, 2009

Holiday Break
December 30, 2008

Newsweek: Junior College Squeeze
December 23, 2008

Amid Financial Troubles, States Take Control of School Systems
December 23, 2008

Commentators Continue to Discuss Selection of Duncan as Nation’s New Secretary of Education
December 23, 2008

Council of Chief State School Officers Releases Recommendations for Obama
December 23, 2008

Economic Downturn Causes Increase in Use of Low and Reduced Price School Lunches
December 23, 2008

Illinois’ Student Enrollment Slips for First Time in Decades
December 23, 2008

Obama Pledge Stirs Hope for Early Childhood Community
December 23, 2008

Numerous States Cutting Education Spending in Current or Upcoming Budgets
December 22, 2008

FMLA "To Do" List: Prepare Your Workplace for New Regulations Effective January 16, 2009
December 19, 2008

FMLA "To Do" List: Prepare Your Workplace for New Regulations Effective January 16, 2009
December 19, 2008

U.S. Department of Education Issues Revised Final IDEA Regulations
December 18, 2008

Education Week Sponsors Exclusive Live Web Chat on the "New Education Secretary's Impact on Schools," Wed. Dec. 17
December 16, 2008

Wall Street Journal Reports K-12 School Districts Cutting Costs
December 16, 2008

Washington Post Reports Washington-Based Organization Urge Obama to Invest in Resources to Protect Children from On-line Crime, Harassment and Predators.
December 16, 2008

Arne Duncan, President-Elect Obama's Choice for Secretary of Education
December 16, 2008

Edweek Blog Covers Oral Arguments Before the 6th Circuit Case Challenging NCLB as an Unfunded Mandate
December 16, 2008

Edweek Blogs: Potential Funds for School Operating Costs in Stimulus Package
December 16, 2008

Lawsuits in Multiple States Challenge State Funding for Education
December 16, 2008

National School Boards Association Gratified, Encouraged by Duncan Appointment
December 16, 2008

President-Elect Obama Selects Chicago Public Schools Chief Arne Duncan as Secretary of Education
December 16, 2008

Senator Kennedy Prioritizes Education
December 16, 2008

Utah School Districts' Request to Waive No Child Left Behind Testing Requirements Denied
December 11, 2008

NYTimes' Brooks and Chicago Tribune Editorial Comment on Obama’s Future Secretary of Education
December 9, 2008

Washington Post: Montgomery County School District Estimates Employees' Agreement to Forgo 5% in Raises Will Save $89 Million in Revenue
December 9, 2008

Washington Post Editorial Weighs in on Future Obama Education Reformer: Status Quo or Bold New Agenda?
December 9, 2008

Washington Post Reports that Worsening Budget Conditions May Force Schools to Increase Class Sizes
December 9, 2008

Effective Property Tax Rates Studies by Government Research Organizations
December 9, 2008

Federal Government Denies Request from Utah School Districts to Waive No Child Left Behind Testing Requirements
December 9, 2008

Ohio School District Requests $100 Million in Federal Bailout Money
December 9, 2008

Rising College Costs Threaten Access to Higher Education
December 9, 2008

Study Finds No Clear Effect of Collective Bargaining on Student Achievement
December 9, 2008

Supreme Court Hears Arguments on Case Involving Female Student's Sex Discrimination Claims
December 9, 2008

San Francisco Chronicle Examines Head of President-Elect Obama's Transition Team on Education
December 2, 2008

Time Cover Story Features Washington, D.C. Chancellor Michelle Rhee
December 2, 2008

Washington Post Discusses the “Fierce Fight” Awaiting Obama to Keep His Education Promises
December 2, 2008

ABC News’ Blogs about Education, Obama, and DC Chancellor of Education
December 2, 2008

Consortium for Policy Research in Education Releases Teacher Compensation Handbook for State and Local Policy Makers
December 2, 2008

Illinois Treasurer Calls for Consolidation of the Investment Activities of 5 State Pension Funds
December 2, 2008

Josephson Institute Releases Report on Ethics of High School Students
December 2, 2008

Washington Post Editorial Lauds Report on “Measuring Skills for the 21st Century”
November 25, 2008

Appeals Court Holds NCLB Creates No Individual Cause of Action
November 25, 2008

Chicago Public Schools CEO Arne Duncan Seen as Likely Secretary of Education
November 25, 2008

Desegregation and the Chicago Public Schools
November 25, 2008

New Jersey Requires More Training for "Alternate Route" Teachers
November 25, 2008

New Report Examines the Challenges of Attracting High-Quality Teachers
November 25, 2008

President of the American Federation of Teaches Endorses Limited Differentiated Pay
November 25, 2008

President-Elect Obama's Education Agenda
November 25, 2008

Report to Mayor Daley Recommends Changing Property Tax Reassessments
November 25, 2008

Washington. D.C. Schools Chancellor Rhee to Meet with Union Leaders
November 25, 2008

AASA Releases Report on the Impact of the Economic Downturn on Schools
November 19, 2008

California Schools Lose Revenue After Lehman Brothers Collapse
November 19, 2008

Chancellor of Washington D.C. Schools Fights Teacher Tenure
November 19, 2008

Civic Leaders, Foundations, Educators Launch Advance Illinois
November 19, 2008

Department of Education Issues Final NCLB Regulations
November 19, 2008

Education Week Blogs About Education in an Obama Administration
November 19, 2008

Federal Bailout Legislation Also Includes Benefits for Schools
November 19, 2008

Five Wisconsin School Districts Are on Brink of Losing $200 Million
November 19, 2008

Illinois Comptroller Warns of More Delayed State Payments
November 19, 2008

Private Higher Education Loans Becoming Scarce
November 19, 2008

Teachers Win Bonuses at High-Need Schools
November 19, 2008

U.S. News & World Report - “Who Should Be the Nation's Next Education Chief?”
November 19, 2008

Will President-Elect Obama be an Education President?
November 19, 2008

Court Allows School District to Keep Partisan Politics out of the Classroom
October 31, 2008

New Guidance on Special Education Identifiers & Grading Modifiers in Report Cards & Transcripts
October 31, 2008

Court Allows School Employee who Cared for Granddaughter to Pursue FMLA Claims
October 17, 2008

Sixth Circuit Upholds School's Limits on Leaflet Distribution in Hallways
October 17, 2008

ISBE Provides Guidance on New Requirements for Posting and Reporting School District Contracts
October 15, 2008

Threshold for Competitive Bidding of Contracts Raised
October 9, 2008

School Districts Are Not Required To Competitively Bid Utility Services

Recently Adopted Legislation Applicable to Schools (2008)
September 23, 2008

U.S. Department of Education Issues Revised Final IDEA Regulations
September 16, 2008

Uneven Application of Non-Discrimination Policy to Student Clubs May Support Equal Access Claim
September 2, 2008

A Review of the Supreme Court’s 2007-2008 Term
August 13, 2008

Illinois Appellate Court Finds that FOIA Allows Access to Original Recordings of Public Meetings
August 6, 2008

IRS Alters Position on Application of 409A to Teacher Payroll Elections
July 29, 2008

Seventh Circuit Finds that College Catalog Does Not Create Independent Contract Right
July 29, 2008

Court Rules Superintendent Contracts Are Not Per Se Exempt From Disclosure
June 27, 2008

AEDs Now Required at Outdoor Facilities
June 3, 2008