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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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02/14 10:30 am | Supreme Court's Scalia Brought Conservative Outlook to Education Cases | Justice Antonin Scalia, found dead Saturday at age 79, brought his conservative outlook to many education cases in nearly three decades on the Supreme Court.

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Enacted in 1975, the law now known as the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act remade the landscape for an often-vulnerable, once-overlooked population of students.
November 10, 2015 - Education Week
In Alabama, school officials say they could not abide by a mother's advance directive not to revive her terminally ill son if he goes into cardiac arrest.
November 10, 2015 - Education Week
November 9, 2015 - Education Week
The federal government is demanding more answers from school officials about how they plan to resolve allegations of discriminatory admissions practices at their better schools.
November 3, 2015 - Education Week
A high-profile lawsuit brought by renowned teacher Rafe Esquith highlights the Los Angeles district's process for investigating teachers accused of misconduct.
October 27, 2015 - Education Week
Backed by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, advocates engage in all-out effort to ease restrictions on opening new charters.
October 20, 2015 - Education Week
In their indictment of Barbara Byrd-Bennett, federal prosecutors allege the former superintendent steered a $23 million, no-bid contract to her former employers.
October 13, 2015 - Education Week
The wave of federal documents is likely to continue in the coming months, lawyers who work on special education issues told those attending a conference in Baltimore.
October 13, 2015 - Education Week
The policy frenzy to establish new methods for evaluating teachers over the past few years has led to an unintended byproduct: lots of litigation.
October 6, 2015 - Education Week
From the courtroom and ballot box to legislative chambers, budget battles heat up in a number of states as the 2015-16 school year gets underway.
September 29, 2015 - Education Week

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