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Newsletter articles from 2014

Correction February 2014 Acknowledging an error in the October issue of this newsletter.
Illinois Educational Labor Relations Board cases—July 1, 2012 - June 30, 2013 By Victor Blackwell June 2014 Recent cases of interest to education law practitioners.
Investigation exemption under the Illinois Freedom of Information Act By Walter J. Zukowski and Morgan Johnson February 2014 The Illinois Attorney General's Office of the Public Access Counselor recently issued an important opinion for schools and other governmental bodies regarding interpretation of a provision of the Illinois Open Meetings Act.
New cases By Phil Milsk February 2014 A summary of the recent case of Jenna R. P., et al., v. The City of Chicago School District No. 229, et al.
New Illinois education laws (Part II) By Phil Milsk February 2014 Recent laws of interest to education law practitioners.
New Public Acts By Phil Milsk October 2014 Recent legislation of interest to education law practitioners.
Noteworthy new cases in education law By Neal Takiff, Kelly Coyle, Roland Cross, Stephen G. Katz, and Edward J. Copeland May 2014 Recent cases of interest to education law practitioners.
Public recital under the Illinois Open Meetings Act By Walter J. Zukowski and Jacob D. Caudill October 2014 The Illinois Attorney General recently issued an important opinion affecting school districts and other governmental bodies regarding interpretation of a provision of the Illinois Open Meetings Act.
Streamlined dismissals for tenured teachers: The OAED process By Eric Grodsky June 2014 With most Illinois districts’ PERA implementation dates quickly approaching, it is imperative that all stakeholders understand this process in order to proceed consistently with the School Code.
Tenured teacher has no property interest in employment after lay-off By Roland Cross October 2014 A summary of Price v. Board of Education of the City of Chicago and Barbara Byrd-Bennett.
Watch what you say: The Illinois Supreme Court strikes down a key part of the Eavesdropping Statute By Walter J. Zukowski and James S. Peters October 2014 On March 20, 2014, in the case of People v. Clark, the Illinois Supreme Court struck down a key provision of the Illinois Eavesdropping statute that required two-party consent without reference to the intent of the parties.
Where the False Claims Act meets for-profit colleges: Four hot areas for enforcement and compliance By David L. Scher and R. Scott Oswald October 2014 Compliance is key in Title IV funding. Where for-profit colleges are noncompliant, the DOJ has shown its willingness to enforce compliance through a robust tool—the False Claims Act.