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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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Kansas again faces a threat that its public schools won't open for the next school year.
May 28, 2016 – AP
Arizona schools are working with federal investigators to resolve civil rights violations for removing thousands of students learning English from language support classes before they were ready.
May 27, 2016 – AP
The Obama administration's guidance to schools on the rights of transgender students has provoked protests, lawsuits, and uncertainty among educators.
June 1, 2016 – Education Week
A new report from the Urban Institute explains how systemic barriers that begin at birth put black, Latino, and Native American males at risk of underperformance.
May 18, 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 18, 2016 – Education Week
Merrick B. Garland, nominated for a U.S. Supreme Court seat, clerked for Justice William J. Brennan Jr. in the 1978-79 term, which included high-profile education cases.
May 18, 2016 – Education Week
Having begged for state aid and borrowed millions at untenable rates, the district is rapidly approaching fiscal insolvency.
May 18, 2016 – Education Week
An escalating legal fight between the Obama administration and state officials could still leave federal funds at risk for the state's K-12 schools.
May 18, 2016 – Education Week
An expansive new law in Florida allowing students to more easily cross district lines to go to school spotlights the opportunities and challenges in open enrollment.
May 18, 2016 – Education Week
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 18, 2016 – Education Week

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