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After Decades of Action, Supreme Court Cools on School Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court has gone five years without hearing a single case involving a school district or local school official as the party bringing the case or as the respondent. (September 30, 2014)

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10/16 01:01 pm | Parents Potentially Liable for Son's Fake Facebook Account, Georgia Court Rules | A state appeals court says parents of a 7th grader who created a fake Facebook account mocking a classmate are potentially liable for negligence.

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High school senior Nicholas Dauphine writes that U.S. history has all but erased the struggles of Hispanics against racism.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
Legal experts split on the implications for school boards after the U.S. Supreme Court upholds prayers before meetings of the town council in Greece, N.Y.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
School desegregation remains a goal worth pursuing, but by different, more nuanced means than schools used to employ, Leonard Stevens writes.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
Sixty years after the Brown v. Board of Education ruling, racial disparities in schools should be a call to action, writes Leticia Smith-Evans.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
Cleveland, Miss., appears far from getting out from under federal court supervision decades after a desegregation case was filed.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
The Civil Rights Act and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act continue to offer tools for compliance, amid a shifting legal landscape.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
Dramatic demographic changes, shifting court opinions, and housing segregation make school integration a major challenge.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
A decision by PARCC to give the education vendor Pearson a major contract for common-core testing is being challenged by the American Institutes for Research.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
Legal rulings breaking down the walls of segregation have reshaped the makeup of America's public schools in ways that continue to change and resonate throughout the nation's school districts.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
The U.S. Supreme Court upholds a Michigan initiative barring race-based preferences in admissions at the state’s universities, but no one opinion commanded a majority.
May 2, 2014 - Education Week

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