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Education Legislation Summary 2016

by Shipman & Goodwin LLP on

2016 SESSION - CONNECTICUT GENERAL ASSEMBLY - In its 2016 regular and special sessions, the General Assembly made a number of changes in the statutes that affect public education in Connecticut. This summary...more

Revised Illinois Special Education Regulations Go into Effect

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

The Illinois regulations related to special education were recently revised, effective January 13, 2016. Many of the changes clarify language or remove provisions specifically applicable to prior years. Additionally,...more

Illinois Passes Legislation Curbing Out-of-School Disciplinary Practices

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

On August 24, 2015, Governor Rauner signed into law Public Act 99-456. The Act requires school districts and charter schools to overhaul their discipline policies and is aimed at reducing the incidence of out-of-school...more

School Districts and Charter Schools Must Address Student Data Privacy Concerns in Contracts

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

In working with school districts and charter schools, our firm has learned that many clients may have entered into agreements that lack key contract terms necessary to protect student data privacy. In other cases, we have...more

School Districts Seeing Stars Over New Concussion Legislation

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Last week, Governor Rauner signed into law the Youth Sports Concussion Safety Act (Public Act 99-0245) which includes a number of new requirements relating to student concussions for school districts, charter schools, and...more

This Year, Schools Face Increased Obligations for Addressing Bullying

by Franczek Radelet P.C. on

Two new laws require school districts and charter schools to reconsider their approach to bullying. The first new bullying law requires school boards and charter schools to make extensive revisions to their bullying policies....more

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