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Education Law Insights

Jun 15, 2021

We are delighted to bring you Dr. Christopher Berry for a discussion on the single most important revenue source for Illinois school districts. His research on property taxes was recently highlighted in the New York Times and the Chicago Tribune. In this episode, Dr. Berry and Franczek partner Ares Dalianis examine...


Jun 9, 2021

In this episode, we discuss what a school must, can, and should do when faced with a report of off-campus sexual assault between community members. We all know that Title IX no longer covers much off-campus conduct, but does that mean schools must, can, and should do nothing in response to a report? We know you won’t...


Jun 3, 2021

In this interactive Q & A episode, Franczek partners Nicki Bazer and Jackie Wernz answer all of your pressing SOPPA questions.  As the compliance deadline of July 1 draws near, districts are discovering that there are a lot of gray areas in this new amendment.  In this podcast, we navigate you through these tough...


May 28, 2021

Our regular panel of Franczek attorneys, including Jackie Wernz, Shelli Anderson, Jennifer Smith, and Nicki Bazer, is back to discuss end-of-the-year items related to COVID and provide a look forward to the start of the 2021-2022 school year.  The panel will discuss the status of testing, vaccines, remote learning,...


May 17, 2021

During this episode, Amy Dickerson, Jackie Wernz, and Kendra Yoch discuss Mahanoy Area School District v. B.L., recently argued in the US Supreme Court. While the case deals with the First Amendment, not Title IX, it may have implications for how schools deal with off-campus online speech that may be...