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A judge overseeing a civil lawsuit in northeast Arkansas awarded $150 million to the families of five people who were fatally shot outside an Arkansas school in 1998.
August 15, 2017 – AP
The Illinois Senate overturned Gov. Bruce Rauner on public education funding Sunday, voting to override an amendatory veto despite the Republican governor's contention that his changes would mean millions of dollars more for school districts outside Chicago.
August 13, 2017 – AP
Democrats pushed back Thursday against a Republican measure that would allow Wisconsin high schools to offer gun safety courses, arguing such classes aren't appropriate and could generate fear in classrooms.
August 3, 2017 – AP
The lawsuit filed this month requests that "funding between all public schools be equalized to assure equal education opportunities."
July 27, 2017 – AP
Catherine Lhamon, the civil rights chief in Obama's Education Department, says she's worried about how the Trump administration approaches investigations and enforcement in some areas.
July 20, 2017 – Education Week
While many schools don’t discuss LGBT issues, teachers should play a role in shaping students’ understandings of their gender identity, writes Laura Erickson-Schroth.
July 11, 2017 – Education Week
The justices confronted a number of important K-12 education issues, deciding cases on special education, free exercise of religion, and more.
July 19, 2017 – Education Week
Political prospects look dreary for the Trump administration’s plan to slash the U.S. Department of Education’s budget by 9.2 percent if the tone of recent hearings is any measure.
June 21, 2017 – Education Week
A federal appellate panel upheld an injunction requiring a Wisconsin district to let a student who was born female and now identifies as male use the boys' restroom.
June 7, 2017 – Education Week
More than a dozen states have been weighing bills to expand free-speech and free-press protections for student journalists and their teacher-advisers.
June 7, 2017 – Education Week

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