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Students Have One Year After Reaching the Age of Eighteen to File Personal Injury Lawsuit Against School
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • February 3 2016

The Illinois Appellate Court (Second District) recently determined that a student who was injured while at school as a minor could not pursue a


Revised Illinois Special Education Regulations Go into Effect
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • February 3 2016

The Illinois regulations related to special education were recently revised, effective January 13, 2016. Many of the changes clarify language or


A Break From The Trend? NLRB Regional Director Finds Carroll College Exempt From Board Jurisdiction Under Pacific Lutheran
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • January 26 2016

Union organizing directed at religious college and university faculties has gained momentum since the National Labor Relations Board ("Board") issued


Headed Toward a Short Circuit? Robots, Special Education Students, and Legal Risks
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • January 14 2016

When I was a kid, I loved the movie Short Circuit. (I know: I'm both dating myself and making you question my taste in movies). I always wondered if


School Boards Beware: Appellate Court Applies High Bar for School Board Ignoring Hearing Officer’s Findings of Fact
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • January 6 2016

The Illinois Appellate Court (Fifth District) recently reversed a school board's decision to dismiss a tenured teacher for failure to comply with a


“Some” Educational Benefit Is the Correct Standard for Determining FAPE Under the IDEA
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • December 22 2015

The Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals recently reiterated that the correct standard for determining whether a student has received a free and


Appellate Court Affirms Circuit Court Reversal of PAC Opinion on OMA Violation
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • December 22 2015

Last year, an Illinois Circuit Court overturned a Public Access Counselor opinion that found that the Board of Education of Springfield School


The Omnibus SpendingBudget Bill: Summary of Immigration Riders
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • December 21 2015

The Omnibus SpendingBudget Bill (“Bill”) that Congress passed today contained many significant immigration components, including extensions of the


Out with the Old and In with the New: President Obama Replaces No Child Left Behind with the Every Student Succeeds Act
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • December 15 2015

After a controversial 13-year reign, the No Child Left Behind Act ("NCLB") has come to an end. Last Thursday, after a bipartisan vote of 85-12 the


OSERS Issues Special Education Guidance
  • Franczek Radelet PC
  • USA
  • December 9 2015

The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services (OSERS), part of the United States Department of Education, recently issued two Dear