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Newsletter articles from 2007

Administrative rules for special education: Process and outcomes By Darren Reisberg October 2007 The comprehensive amendments to the State Board of Education’s rules for special education took effect on June 28, 2007.
Atwell: Investigations of public employees involving criminal conduct— A trap for the unwary By Lawrence Jay Weiner May 2007 So your local school district client calls you believing that a tenured teacher has stolen some registration money, and asks you to investigate.
Case note By Rob Lyons 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.
Case update By Phil Milsk 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).
Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board case summaries May 2007 The First District Appellate Court affirmed the IELRB’s finding that the District violated Sections 14(a)(5) and (1) of the Act by reneging on an agreement reached on October 6, 2001.
New Education laws By Marcy Dutton and Phil Milsk October 2007 This is the first of a two-part article on new education laws in Illinois.
To have and to help: University administrators reflect on involuntary withdrawal policies By Eileen G. Sullivan and Brian O. Hemphill July 2007 Colleges and universities have varied in their approach to dealing with the establishment of an Involuntary Withdrawal Policy for students with psychological disorders.