On June 23, 2021, the U.S. Supreme Court issued its decision in a landmark off-campus student speech case in favor of the student. The Court held that the student’s First Amendment rights were violated when she was removed from the cheerleading team due to inappropriate social media posts regarding the school. This ruling provides clarity to school districts in whether and to what extent off-campus speech may be regulated.
Michelle A. Todd
On June 16, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights issued its Notice of Interpretation enforcing Title IX’s protection of students from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity.
Michelle Todd shares insights on how Section 504 team members can navigate conflicts with parent accommodation requests in a recent Special Ed Connection article.
Michelle Todd shares insights on how to prepare for a “never-ending” Section 504 meeting in recent Special Ed Connection article.
The 2021 Leading Lawyers list includes thirteen firm attorneys, while the Emerging Lawyers lists includes four firm attorneys.
Hodges Loizzi partner Michelle Todd will share insights and discuss proper techniques when contacting parents during COVID closures in an IAASE Round Table Discussion on December 16, 2020 from 12:00-3:00 PM.
In a New York case we have been closely following, J.T. v. DeBlasio, 100 students with disabilities filed a class action lawsuit against virtually every school district and state education department…
On Friday, August 23rd, Governor J.B. Pritzker signed House Bill 3586, which amends Article 14 of the Illinois School Code and provides additional requirements for public school districts across the…
In July 2019, the Illinois Human Rights Commission, the public body that implements the Illinois Human Rights Act, found a local school district’s locker room policy violated the Illinois Human…