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Nakia Wallace, center, a Detroit high school student, protests at the U.S. Supreme Court in support of affirmative action. The high court is weighing a Michigan law barring its use in higher education.
—Susan Walsh/AP

High Court Weighs Mich. Affirmative-Action Ban

Conservatives on the U.S. Supreme Court appeared skeptical that Michigan's voter-enacted prohibition on affirmative action in higher education violates the 14th Amendment's equal-protection principles. (October 21, 2013)

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A federal judge has approved a settlement to allow Arkansas to phase out millions of dollars in school desegregation aid to three Little Rock-area districts.
January 22, 2014 - Education Week
A state judge says the Douglas County school system broke campaign laws when it commissioned a white paper supporting the school board's 'reform agenda.'
January 7, 2014 - Education Week
Depending on how the Kansas Supreme Court rules in a school finance lawsuit, state lawmakers could be facing a big bill.
December 10, 2013 - Education Week
A bill being promoted by the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, suggests data privacy will likely be a hot-button issue in statehouses around the country in 2014.
December 3, 2013 - Education Week
A dispute before the state's high court is part of a trend of funding-equity cases that touch on state responsibility for early-childhood education.
October 29, 2013 - Education Week
Despite a wave of measures abolishing the controversial disciplinary practice, many communities are still using paddles to curb student misbehavior.
October 22, 2013 - Education Week
Conservatives on the U.S. Supreme Court appeared skeptical that Michigan's voter-enacted prohibition on affirmative action in higher education violates the 14th Amendment's equal-protection principles.
October 21, 2013 - Education Week
The U.S. Supreme Court turned away several education appeals and heard arguments in other cases watched by school groups as its 2013-14 term opened.
October 14, 2013 - Education Week
The justices will weigh a case about a 2006 Michigan ballot measure that prohibited racial preferences in education and other areas of state and local government.
October 1, 2013 - Education Week
A recently affirmed Missouri law that allows students to transfer out of unaccredited districts—at the home district's expense—could bankrupt two districts.
September 24, 2013 - Education Week

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