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Newsletter Articles From 2018

Additional state ethics act requirements add to the multitude of sexual harassment regulatory requirements for Illinois public colleges and universities By Phyleccia Reed Cole August 2018 With the enactment of Illinois Public Act 100-0554, state colleges and universities were included in the push for more accountability and transparency related to the reporting and handling of sexual harassment claims within Illinois state government.
A.H. v. Illinois High School Association (7th Cir. 2018) By Jeffrey L. Terry June 2018 An overview of A.H. v. Illinois High School Association, in which the appellate court affirmed the district court's granting of summary judgment to the Illinois High School Association in finding that a disabled student's requests for accommodations were not reasonable under the Rehabilitation Act and the Americans with Disabilities Act.
Fiscal Year 2019 budget signed into law June 2018 Governor Rauner signed the budget bill for 2019 fiscal year into law on June 4, 2018.
Freedom From Religion Foundation v. Concord Community Schools By Everett Nicholas September 2018 The seventh circuit recently held that Concord Community Schools' 2014 holiday pageant violated the First Amendment but the 2015 pageant did not in Freedom From Religion Foundation v. Concord Community Schools.
Illinois State Board of Education public inquiry: Chicago Public Schools special education By Rupa Ramadurai June 2018 The Illinois State Board of Education launched a public inquiry, a seldom-used tool that provides for the examination of issues in a transparent way without assuming any truths at outset, to resolve public concerns regarding the management of special education. 
Is peer mediation appropriate as a response to bullying? By Gail Friedman August 2018 Many schools use peer mediation and conflict resolution to address bullying problems, however, researchers have discovered that this is not a recommended course of action when bullying is involved.
New public acts By Phil Milsk August 2018 An overview of bills that pertain to education that were recently signed into law in Illinois.
New public acts (continued) By Phil Milsk November 2018 An overview of bills that pertain to education that were recently signed into law in Illinois.
New public acts (continued) By Phil Milsk September 2018 An overview of bills that pertain to education that were recently signed into law in Illinois.
Public body violated FOIA by refusing to disclose records related to a city task force By Robert Lyons August 2018 A case summary of City of Danville v. Madigan.