In The News

GUEST COLUMN: Children’s rights to basic education play out in NY

The dominoes are falling. Several months after a California court ruled that job protection for teachers violated children’s constitutional rights, actions challenging teacher tenure are being contemplated across the United States. In Vergara v. California, the court held that California’s tenure protections for teachers were both unconstitutional and contributed to a system that deprived minority and low-income students of an equal education. READ MORE “GUEST COLUMN: Children’s rights to basic education play out in NY” »

GUEST COLUMN “Changes on horizon for higher ed”

During his 2014 State of the Union Address, President Barack Obama once again raised the issue of higher education reform. Although most media accounts have focused on the president’s primary and secondary education initiatives such as the No Child Left Behind Act, Race to the Top competition and the Common Core State Standards, this year both the Executive and Legislative branches will be focused on college affordability and financial aid reforms. READ MORE “GUEST COLUMN “Changes on horizon for higher ed”” »

GUEST COLUMN: The debate between students & parents rights

Ever since the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act, 20 U.S.C. §1232(g), popularly known as “FERPA” or the “Buckley Amendment,” was enacted in 1974, colleges and universities across the country have been challenged with ensuring regulatory compliance on their campuses. In particular, the interplay between the rights of the student and the “perceived rights” of the student’s parents or legal guardians often generates confusion for administrators and educators in higher education. READ MORE “GUEST COLUMN: The debate between students & parents rights” »

High expectations for DASA

The way students treat one other in school and how they interact via social media outside the classroom is an ongoing case study by educators and attorneys in the effort to prevent bullying.

Whether it is the invincible mentality that comes with youth, trash talking that often accompanies athletic competition or outright bullying, school administrators play a role in managing possible fallout from any type of act that can be defined as harassment. READ MORE “High expectations for DASA” »

More Articles of Interest

Jonathan Epstein, “City Sues Lenders Over Forgotten Houses,” The Buffalo News, March 1, 2008

Matt Gryta, “City Judge Bars Sale of Many Broadway Market Assets,” The Buffalo News, October 28, 2008

Brian Meyer, “Purchase of Historic Former Stable at Tax Auction Likely to be Rescinded,” The Buffalo News, October 25, 2008

Brian Meyer, “7.2 Million Settlement Due for OK Today,” The Buffalo News, January 8, 2008

Sharon Linstendt, “City Pushes for Owner to Repair Deteriorating AM&M’s Building,” The Buffalo News, January 29, 2008

Patrick Lakamp, “Those in Top Jobs Praised as Dedicated Professionals,” The Buffalo News, December 31, 2007

“Citizens of the Year Announced,” Am Pol Eagles, Vol 48, No. 25, March 8, 2007

Phil Fairbanks, “Most wanted Flipper Still Untouchable,” The Buffalo News, December 15, 2007

Brian Meyer, “City Launches Probe into Harassment,” The Buffalo News, August 30, 2006

Jodi Sokolowski, “Lukasiewicz off and Running as Corporation Counsel,” Business First, Vol 78, No. 50, June 22, 2006

Brian Meyer, “Lukasiewicz, New City Attorney, Puts Slumlords on Notice,” The Buffalo News, February 8, 2006

Brian Meyer, “Attorney Alisa Lukasiewicz to Become City’s Top Lawyer,” The Buffalo News, January 26, 2006

Nora Jones, “Eighth Judicial District’s Up and Coming Attorneys Honored at Recent Reception,” The Daily Record, July 1, 2005

Nora Jones, “Alisa Lukasiewicz Thrives on Jury Selection, Litigation,” The Daily Record, June 1, 2005

Radio Interviews

Guest, WBEN RADIO – Live Line August 20, 2008

Guest, ON TARGET RADIO, hosted by Judge Penny Wolfgang – December 2013