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After Decades of Action, Supreme Court Cools on School Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court has gone five years without hearing a single case involving a school district or local school official as the party bringing the case or as the respondent. (September 30, 2014)

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California education officials must get involved in fixing a slew of scheduling and class-assignment problems that have unconstitutionally deprived students at a Los Angeles high school of weeks of valuable learning time this fall, a judge ruled Wednesday.
October 9, 2014 - AP
This interactive map gives state-by-state information regarding student data privacy laws in the 2014 legislative year.
October 7, 2014 - Education Week
A California law is one of the most aggressive attempts to balance the promise of digital learning technologies with concerns about the privacy of children's sensitive information.
October 7, 2014 - Education Week
Federal officials face a split among advocates and educators on whether to set a bright line for states in deciding if minorities are overidentified for special education services.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
This chart covers cases with a K-12 school district or local school district as parties, by term and five-year periods, beginning with the term after Brown v. Board o Education of Topeka was decided.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
The U.S. Supreme Court has gone five years without hearing a single case involving a school district or local school official as the party bringing the case or as the respondent.
September 30, 2014 - Education Week
A Florida judge on Wednesday threw out a lawsuit aimed at blocking a significant expansion of the state's main private school voucher program.
September 25, 2014 - AP
An Education Week analysis has found an array of often-complicated state policies guiding how teachers are fired, and their rights to appeal such actions.
September 23, 2014 - Education Week
September 23, 2014 - Education Week
The controversial standards share the stage with school finance in the campaign for Arizona's top state schools job, creating some unlikely alliances for this year's election.
September 22, 2014 - Education Week

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