News in Brief: A National Roundup
A father of a Wisconsin high school student sued the 2,400-student Whitnall district in Greenfield, claiming a mathematics teacher at Whitnall High School had no authority to assign his 17-year-old son homework last summer. Peer Lawson contends the district and the high school can’t require summer work once the 180-day school year is over. Karen Petric, the superintendent of the Whitnall district, did not return a call requesting comment.
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