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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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05/17 05:22 pm | Federal Judge Orders Desegregation of Secondary Schools in Miss. District | In a 50-year-old case, the judge ordered the Cleveland, Miss., district to consolidate its two high schools and two middle schools to achieve desegregation.

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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
The Supreme Court will hear arguments on whether certain faith-based organizations are protected from having to take steps to opt their employees out of contraceptive coverage.
March 17, 2016 - Education Week
Eric T. Schneiderman, the attorney general of New York state, defends the right of immigrant children to a quality education.
March 11, 2016 - Education Week
Republican Gov. Dennis Daugaard rejected a measure that would have created the first state-level restrictions on transgender students’ use of school restrooms and locker rooms.
March 8, 2016 - Education Week
Ill-timed glitches in the administration of online assessments have spurred lawmakers in several states to push bills that would crack down on testing companies.
March 8, 2016 - Education Week
Legislators in Kansas and Washington struggle over how to pump millions of dollars more into K-12 aid to satisfy impatient state supreme courts.
February 23, 2016 - Education Week
The unexpected vacancy on the U.S. Supreme Court comes with several disputes being closely watched by K-12 educators—including one involving union fees—still pending.
February 19, 2016 - Education Week

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