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U.S. Department of Education Issues More Guidance on ESSA

USA - March 1 2016 The U.S. Department of Education ("ED") recently issued a second Dear Colleague Letter interpreting the Every Student Succeeds Act ("ESSA"), which…

Jacqueline Gharapour Wernz.

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

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…

Jacqueline Gharapour Wernz.

Illinois Appellate Court upholds protections of Tort Immunity Act for school districts

USA - November 12 2015 The Illinois Appellate Court (Second District) recently held that several parents' action challenging an Illinois school district's reorganization of…

Illinois Appellate Court affirms preliminary injunction allowing international high school student to play sports

USA - May 26 2015 Recently, in Makindu v. Illinois High School Student Association, the Second District of the Illinois Appellate Court affirmed a trial court's grant…