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Education Law Insights

Sep 18, 2020

Many schools have either reopened for in-person instruction of some form or are planning to do so soon. With these changes, we know many school employees will be seeking accommodations, leave, and work-from-home options. In this episode, Franczek P.C. Labor and Employment team co-chair Bill Pokorny joins our...


Sep 15, 2020

One of the critical and unprecedented challenges to reopening school during Fall 2020—whether in-person, remotely, or using a hybrid model—is providing students with disabilities a Free Appropriate Public Education (FAPE). In this episode, our panel of Franczek special education attorneys Dana Fattore Crumley, 


Sep 8, 2020

In this episode, our panel of Franczek attorneys, including Shelli AndersonDana Fattore CrumleyJennifer Smith, and Jackie Wernz, along with very special guest, PJ Caposey, Superintendent of Meridian CUSD 223, discuss the many lessons learned from back to school. Dr. Caposey provides insights from Meridian 223’s...


Sep 3, 2020

In this episode, our regular panel of Franczek attorneys, including Shelli AndersonNicki Bazer, and Jackie Gharapour Wernz welcomed Todd Faulkner to discuss teacher evaluations across various in-person and remote settings during a...


Aug 26, 2020

In this episode, our regular panel of Franczek attorneys, including Shelli AndersonNicki BazerDana Fattore CrumleyJennifer Smith, and Jackie Gharapour Wernz, welcome Carrie Stacy, Director of Special Education at North Palos School District 117, to discuss a chart to help teams navigate decisions about mask...