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Back to school OMAFOIA update: Public Access Counselor (PAC) decisions this summer

  • Franczek Radelet PC
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  • USA
  • -
  • August 25 2014

The summer is nearly behind us, and it has been a busy summer for the Public Access Counselor (PAC) office of the Illinois Attorney General, which

DOJ and DOE warning: school enrollment practices must not discourage enrollment of immigrant students

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

According to the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education, U.S. school districts are discouraging student enrollment based on their parents' illegal

Appellate Court upholds decision that therapeutic day school is not student’s least restrictive environment

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

In Porter v. Illinois State Board of Education, the Illinois Appellate Court upheld an Illinois State Board of Education special education hearing

District court finds First Amendment does not protect former guidance counselor’s sexually-explicit book

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

The Northern District Court of Illinois found that Rich Township High School District 227 did not violate the free speech rights of former guidance

Race-based admissions and assignment policies survive another legal challenge in Fisher v. University of Texas

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 24 2014

Last year, I blogged about the impact of a higher education Supreme Court diversity case, Fisher v. University of Texas on K-12 schools. As discussed

ISBE publishes proposed rules on State model evaluation plan

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 23 2014

The Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) recently published its proposed regulations containing the State Performance Evaluation Model required

ISBE releases non-regulatory guidance on recall rights for honorably dismissed teachers in group 2

  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • -
  • USA
  • -
  • July 23 2014

As we reported last month, recently enacted Public Act 098-0648 gives limited recall rights to honorably dismissed teachers placed in Group 2 who

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