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Lawyer Michael A. Carvin, right, presents arguments for the non-union teachers as the U.S. Supreme Court hears the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case involving unions’ ability to collect fees from nonmembers.
—Art Lien

K-12 and the Supreme Court: Highlights From 2015-16

Affirmative action, teachers' union fees, and deportation relief for undocumented parents of U.S. citizen children were among the top education-related issues in the U.S. Supreme Court's recent term. (July 12, 2016)

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06/27 01:35 pm | Justices Ask Lower Courts to Reconsider Rulings Blocking Religious School Aid | The U.S. Supreme Court sends back for further review cases involving a voucher program in Colorado and textbook aid to private schools in New Mexico.

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Education officials are wrestling with how they would protect student data if the Trump administration tried to use it for immigration-enforcement purposes.
January 18, 2017 – Education Week
Gov. Dannel Malloy will seek to dramatically adjust the way Connecticut distributes more than $4 billion of state aid, he told legislators in his annual address, as the legislature gets back to business for the 2017 session.
January 11, 2017 – Education Week
In a case involving a Colorado student with autism, the Supreme Court will consider what level of benefits school districts must provide to students with disabilities.
January 11, 2017 – Education Week
The policy areas include everything from funding for special education and disadvantaged students to college access, career and technical education, and student data privacy, not to mention ESSA regulations.
December 14, 2016 – Education Week
A deadly crash in Tennessee has sparked fresh calls for better bus safety, but no consensus on seat belts.
December 14, 2016 – Education Week
Now that states are moving to take on new authority over K-12 policy under the Every Student Succeeds Act, skirmishes are breaking out in several states over who's in charge.
December 14, 2016 – Education Week
America's outsize spending on criminal justice comes at the expense of schooling, write Lori Bezahler and Allison R. Brown.
December 7, 2016 – Education Week
The U.S. Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal of a group of Kansas parents and students who object on religious grounds to the state's adoption of the Next Generation Science Standards.
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
Advocates worry that the incoming Trump administration could scale back federal civil rights enforcement in education after nearly eight years of high-profile attention to the subject.
November 30, 2016 – Education Week
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a Virginia student's case against his school district over restroom access, in which a central issue is the proper interpretation of a federal regulation under Title IX.
November 16, 2016 – Education Week

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