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In 1954 Nettie Hunt and her daughter Nickie sit on the steps of the U.S. Supreme Court.
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60 Years After Brown, School Diversity More Complex Than Ever

Dramatic demographic changes, shifting court opinions, and housing segregation make school integration a major challenge. (May 13, 2014)

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07/02 05:53 pm | N.Y. High Court Rejects Local Law Against Cyberbullying | The court threw out the conviction of a high school student who had posted photographs on Facebook with vulgar descriptions of his classmates.

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In return for abolishing tenure, lawmakers are making districts offer raises to a quarter of their teachers, a quota administrators' and teachers' associations are protesting.
April 22, 2014 - Education Week
A lawsuit alleges that New Mexico's A-F grading system for schools and its teacher-evaluation policies cause an unfair distribution of resources for schools.
April 21, 2014 - Education Week
Funding changes will pour more money into Kansas schools in a bid to satisfy a state supreme court ruling on aid.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
Spurred by concerns about technology and new assessments, legislators in a number of states act to address student-data protection.
April 15, 2014 - Education Week
A growing number of states are passing "Erin's Laws" requiring schools to take an active role in preventing child sexual abuse.
April 1, 2014 - Education Week
Politicians and K-12 advocates in a number of states are wrangling over mandates for education aid, even as the Kansas funding system gets struck down by that state’s high court.
March 21, 2014 | Updated: March 27, 2014 - Education Week
The company acknowledges scanning the emails of Apps for Education users and faces allegations in a federal lawsuit that it built "surreptitious user profiles" for advertising purposes.
March 13, 2014 | Updated: March 26, 2014 - Education Week
March 11, 2014 - Education Week
The plaintiffs in Vergara v. California say it's too difficult to get rid of "grossly ineffective" teachers, but state officials and teachers' unions counter that the protections don’t block dismissals.
February 3, 2014 - Education Week
The U.S. Supreme Court hears arguments in a dispute with the potential to shake up the landscape for teachers' unions and other public-sector labor groups.
January 28, 2014 - Education Week

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