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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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05/24 11:51 am | Another Case in Which a School District Is Found Not Liable for Student Bullying | A federal appeals court holds that a Massachusetts school district is not liable for student bullying of a middle school student.

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With district leaders at odds with the teachers' union and state officials over the city's K-12 finances, educators, parents, and students worry about the future.
May 17, 2016 - Education Week
Having begged for state aid and borrowed millions at untenable rates, the district is rapidly approaching fiscal insolvency.
May 16, 2016 - Education Week
Recruitment hurdles may loom for presumptive Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump in filling education slots with GOP policy veterans should he take the White House.
May 16, 2016 - Education Week
After more than 10 years under state authority, the city's public schools—most of them charters—will be supervised by the locally elected school board.
May 12, 2016 - Education Week
The Associated Press has found that hundreds of unaccompanied minors from El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras have been discouraged from enrolling in schools or pressured into alternative programs.
May 2, 2016 - AP
The possibility that the budget impasse in Illinois would extend to a second year and shut down school systems has grown stronger in recent weeks.
April 28, 2016 - Education Week
A divided high court hears oral arguments over the Obama administration’s program to give protection from deportation to unauthorized immigrants whose children are U.S. citizens.
April 26, 2016 - Education Week
While affirming the constitutionality of California's teacher job-protection laws, the state appeals court decried "deplorable" school-staffing arrangements.
April 25, 2016 - Education Week
A federal appeals court ruling that Title IX protects the rights of students to use restrooms that correspond with their gender identity could have far-reaching implications for schools.
April 22, 2016 - Education Week
The Education Department and some in Congress appear on a collision course over how the Every Student Succeeds Act handles federal spending on students from low-income backgrounds.
April 19, 2016 - Education Week

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