Thursday, August 1, 2013
I have blogged on the Chicago school closings litigation a few times this summer. See here and here. As noted earlier, there are various different plaintiff groups. The city moved to dismiss two different special education groups, but the district court recently held that both special education lawsuits against the district can move forward. See McDaniel v. Bd. Of Edcu. Of City of Chicago, 2013 WL 3872807 (N.D. Ill. 2013), and Swan v. Bd. Of Educ. of City of Chicago, 2013 WL 3872799 (N.D. Ill. 2013). In short, these plaintiff groups allege that the school closings will disproportionately impact students with disabilities and interfere with the delivery of their individualized education plans.