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The Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case goes before the U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 11.
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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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04/26 06:37 pm | U.S. Supreme Court Strengthens Public-Employee Speech Protections | The justices give greater protection to teachers and other public employees from adverse job actions based on superiors' perceptions of the workers' First Amendment ...

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Educators and immigration activists are weighing in on a case at the U.S. Supreme Court April 18 with broad implications for millions of undocumented immigrant parents, their children, and schools.
April 8, 2016 - Education Week
Allowing the bill to come into law would be "in direct contravention to the Idaho Constitution," Gov. Butch Otter wrote in a veto message.
April 6, 2016 - Education Week
Local property taxes could rise across Kansas under an education funding bill approved by legislators, and critics contend that the distribution of state funding would become less fair to poor school districts.
April 4, 2016 - AP
Shirley M. Hufstedler, who died March 30 at age 90, put her stamp on the new agency at a turbulent time during the Carter administration.
April 1, 2016 - Education Week
With the advent of the Every Student Succeeds Act, state boards of education seek to reassert their influence, as legislators, superintendents, and others vie for a piece of the policy pie.
March 29, 2016 - Education Week
Parents concerned about the impact of frequent moves and long deployments on their families are seeking stability in their children's educational opportunities.
March 29, 2016 - Education Week
The state is the first to enact a law that will limit transgender students access to restrooms and locker rooms in public schools.
March 29, 2016 - Education Week
In oral arguments, the justices appeared sharply divided over whether religious schools must take action if they want to opt out of providing contraceptive services under the Affordable Care Act.
March 28, 2016 - Education Week
Federal appeals court Judge Merrick Garland also has been a private lawyer, federal prosecutor, and Department of Justice official.
March 22, 2016 - Education Week
Lawmakers have revamped a state law in hopes it will pass constitutional muster and allow the fledgling charter sector to stay alive.
March 21, 2016 - Education Week

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