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Illinois federal court addresses lawsuit by Christian Leafletter on public school property
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • May 12 2015

In a recent decision in the Northern District of Illinois, a trial court granted summary judgment in favor of a school district in a lawsuit stemming


DHS adopts regulations giving universities and foreign students greater flexibility
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • May 7 2015

Effective May 29, 2015, the Department of Homeland Security will amend its regulations under the Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP). The


PAC upholds school district’s decision to deny FOIA request for text messages
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • April 21 2015

Last month, the Public Access Counselor released a decision on the subject of when text messages can be obtained from a public body through a FOIA


Parents can litigate idea claims when adult students have delegated education rights
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • April 21 2015

The Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin, recently held that even where a disabled student


Illinois court finds teaching the “N” word is not protected by the First Amendment
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • April 15 2015

Recently, the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois addressed whether a teacher could be disciplined for using the word


NSBA to OCR: standard for addressing requests for technology by students with a communication impairment is off key
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • April 11 2015

Readers of our FR Alerts may remember my colleague Kendra B. Yoch authored an Alert in 2013 about a set of outlier cases in the Ninth Circuit Court


Records retention rules revamped
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • April 10 2015

The State and Local Records Commission rules regarding records management, production, retention, and disposal have undergone sweeping changes. These


General Assembly considers municipallocal government bankruptcy legislation
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • April 7 2015

Illinois legislators are considering a bill that would amend the Illinois Municipal Code to allow municipalities and other local government entities


Recent case reminds schools of First Amendment and Title VII responsibilities in employment context
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • March 31 2015

Recently, the Northern District of Illinois issued its opinion in Wong v. Board of Education of Community Consolidated School District 15. Although


FTC reminds schools when they can consent to certain online activities by students under COPPA
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • March 27 2015

Last week the Federal Trade Commission announced on its blog that it has updated its frequently asked questions (FAQs) about the interplay between