Section Newsletter Articles on Education Law
New Education Laws (Part II)
, February 2008
The following legislative summary completes our comprehensive review of 2007 Illinois legislation concerning education.
, October 2007
In a recent opinion, released July 23, 2007, Lucille Russell v. Board of Education of City of Chicago, et al., the First District Appellate Court reversed the trial court which had affirmed the Board of Education of the City of Chicago’s decision to dismiss a tenured teacher.
New Education laws
, October 2007
This is the first of a two-part article on new education laws in Illinois.
Obtaining accommodations for college students with disabilities
, September 2007
Although some children with disabilities may have impairments that are so severe that college is not a realistic option for them, many others have the potential to be highly successful in college and beyond, particularly if provided the appropriate accommodations that they need to function within the college environment.
, July 2007
On June 25, 2007, a divided United States Supreme Court upheld the suspension of an Alaska high school student who refused to lower a banner that read “BONG HiTS 4 JESUS” while attending a school-sponsored event. Morse v. Frederick, 551 U.S. ___(2007).
Cyber bullying / cyber harassing / cyber stalking
, April 2006
This article provides a general overview of the legal issues created by the use of the Internet and other forms of telecommunication for bullying and is not intended to provide legal advice
Governor signs Pension Reform Bill
, June 2005
The Governor has signed Senate Bill 27 into law. Among other things, SB 27 extends the teachers' Early Retirement Option (ERO).
Hot topics in education law
, February 2005
On Friday, February 25, 2005, at the ISBA’s Chicago Office from 9 AM to 4 PM, the ISBA Education Law Section will present a seminar on the subject of education law.
Planning for higher education expenses
, September 2002
Paying higher education expenses can be a daunting task. Recent changes in the tax laws provide increased incentives for saving for higher education, as well as tax breaks to help offset some of the costs when you pay the expenses.
, April 2002
On May 29, 2001, the United States Supreme Court further defined what constitutes a "prevailing party" under federal law for the purposes of collecting attorney fees.