Greetings from the Editor of the Illinois State Education Law and Policy Journal
Fall semester 2006 ushered in a new era for the former Illinois School Law Quarterly to the Illinois State Education Law and Policy Journal in a format designed to provide maximum information and accessibility for educators across the state of Illinois. After 22 years as a print journal, the ISLQ moved into the twenty-first century, to meet the technological and social changes that concern this journal. In addition, the title change acknowledges the expanded range of topics for the journal as well as its affiliation with the Center for the Study of Education Policy
With the change from the Illinois School Law Quarterly to the Illinois State Education Law and Policy Journal comes an increase in the number of issues from a quarterly format of four per year, to an every-other-month format for a total of six issues per year: January, March, May, July, September, and November. As before, the Illinois State Education Law and Policy Journal will be composed of articles, legislative updates, and discussion of current case law.
The current Internet format has achieved the purpose of accessible information. Although the name and the time frame (6 times per year rather than quarterly) for the journal has changed , we work to retain the quality of the information provided.
The Education Law Association is the preeminent international organization providing information concerning the law and education. It is headquartered in Dayton, Ohio and can be accessed via the Internet at www.educationlaw.org. In addition, updates on federal and Illinois state legislation impacting education will be provided as will summaries of Illinois state court decisions, decisions of the Federal District Courts in Illinois, the Federal 7th Circuit Courts, and the United States Supreme Court. In addition, court decisions from other states and federal circuits may also be discussed, if they have an impact on educators in Illinois.
A final feature included for the benefit of our readers is an archive of past issues of ISLQ accessible from this site. Our hope is that that latest modifications will prove beneficial to educators throughout Illinois. With the re-dedicating of the Center for the Study of Education Policy, the Department of Educational Administration and Foundations and Illinois State University are in a position to be an educational site of first choice when searching for a resource to help answer a question, provide information, or help solve a problem in the area of school law.