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The Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case goes before the U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 11.
—AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin

High Stakes in Union-Fee Case Before Supreme Court

Arguments this month will focus on whether to overturn a key precedent allowing unions to charge nonmembers for collective bargaining costs. (January 5, 2016)

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07/27 09:07 am | Appeals Court Backs School Resource Officer in 7th Grader's Arrest, Handcuffing | The federal appeals court in Denver holds that the officer was entitled to immunity over the arrest of a student who was disrupting his class with "fake burps."

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A federal judge in St. Louis has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a woman who wanted to keep her son in a St. Louis charter school after she moved out of the city.
July 16, 2016 – AP
Affirmative action, teachers' union fees, and deportation relief for undocumented parents of U.S. citizen children were among the top education-related issues in the U.S. Supreme Court's recent term.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week
The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on race-conscious admissions provides important guidance on how districts can further diversify their schools, write Erica Frankenberg and Liliana M. Garces.
July 20, 2016 – Education Week
Educators at all levels believe they have some room to maneuver now that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a race-conscious admissions policy at the University of Texas.
July 7, 2016 – Education Week
A Utah school district is one of 11 school districts nationwide to settle a federal complaint related to poor website access for some disabled students.
June 30, 2016 – AP
Timing issues, as well as electoral uncertainties, complicate the picture as states and districts weigh accountability rules under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
June 8, 2016 – Education Week
School districts are girding for the possible cutoff of state funding at the end of the month if lawmakers fail to satisfy a Kansas high court ruling demanding more equitable K-12 funding.
June 8, 2016 – Education Week
The clash involving the Obama administration's "Dear Colleague" letter on transgender students' choice of restrooms spotlights the often-arcane wrangling over federal regulatory guidance.
June 8, 2016 – Education Week
The number of civil rights complaints and investigations spiked dramatically during the Obama administration.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
Federal education officials say they're trying to give states and districts meaningful flexibility under the Every Student Succeeds Act, while staying true to the law's civil rights mandate.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week

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