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University of Texas’s use of race in student admissions survives another legal hurdle

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 18 2014

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit decided this week that the University of Texas's consideration of race as a factor among many factors

Guidance regarding compliance with changes to Clery Act made by VAWA before final regulations become effective

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 16 2014

Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Postsecondary Education (DOE) released guidance designed to assist institutions of

U.S. Supreme Court’s decision raises questions about cell phone searches in schools

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 2 2014

The long-standing test for searching students at school requires that the search must be based on a "reasonable suspicion" that the student violated

Illinois Appellate Court: school district’s subcontracting of transportation services is “part of bargaining process” and an “important weapon in negotiations”

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 2 2014

The Illinois Appellate Court for the Fourth District recently found that a school district did not engage in any unfair labor practices when it

Department of Education proposes new VAWACampus SaVE Act regulations

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 20 2014

On June 20, 2014, new proposed regulations targeting sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence and stalking were published in the Federal

U.S. Supreme Court unanimously holds that public employee’s truthful subpoenaed testimony was protected speech under the First Amendment

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 20 2014

It has long been recognized that public employees are not excluded from First Amendment protection, and for more than 40 years the courts have

Supreme Court declines to review case on public school graduations in churches

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 19 2014

The Supreme Court decided this week not to hear a recent case from the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals (which has jurisdiction over Illinois

Illinois Court of Appeals reiterates immunity for statements in public meetings

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 19 2014

The Second District Appellate Court recently highlighted the strong protection Illinois law provides for statements by executive officers and members

IIllinois legislature grants recall rights to “grouping 2” teachers with one needs improvement evaluation rating

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 18 2014

On June 13, 2014, the Governor signed House Bill 5546 expanding the recall provisions of Senate Bill 7. The new legislation is effective July 1, 2014

California court finds teacher tenure, layoff, and dismissal laws unconstitutional

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • June 12 2014

School leaders across the country are buzzing about a California Superior Court's recent tentative ruling that the state's teacher tenure, dismissal