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Newsletter articles from 2009

Case notes By David J. Braun and Rachel E. Clark January 2009 A look at the cases of Hansen v. Board of Trustees of Hamilton Southeastern School Corp. and Bremen High School Dist. No. 228 v. Mitchell.
Case update: Forest Grove School District v. T.A. By Mary Kay Klimesh September 2009 The United States Supreme Court recently interpreted the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act (IDEA) Amendments of 1997 and whether its provisions required a public school district to reimburse parents for the costs of their unilateral placement of their child in a private school, even when the school district had determined the child to be ineligible for special education services.
Case update: Safford Unified School District v. Redding By Phil Milsk September 2009 Thirteen year-old Savana Redding, an 8th grade student in Safford, Arizona, with no previous disciplinary history at the school, was subjected to a strip search by school employees at the direction of a school administrator after another student told the administrator that Savana had given her a prescription-strength ibuprofen pill.
Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board case summaries, July 1, 2007 through June 30, 2008 January 2009 Recent Illinois Education Labor Relations Board cases.
An overview of education funding under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act By Melina Wright and Darren Reisberg September 2009 On February 17, 2009, President Barack Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (ARRA or the “Recovery Act”) into law.