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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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The decision is being interpreted as giving commercial Internet providers significantly more power to block content or set conditions on its delivery before it reaches customers, including schools.
January 28, 2014 - Education Week
A federal judge has approved a settlement to allow Arkansas to phase out millions of dollars in school desegregation aid to three Little Rock-area districts.
January 22, 2014 - Education Week
A state judge says the Douglas County school system broke campaign laws when it commissioned a white paper supporting the school board's 'reform agenda.'
January 7, 2014 - Education Week
Depending on how the Kansas Supreme Court rules in a school finance lawsuit, state lawmakers could be facing a big bill.
December 10, 2013 - Education Week
A bill being promoted by the American Legislative Exchange Council, or ALEC, suggests data privacy will likely be a hot-button issue in statehouses around the country in 2014.
December 3, 2013 - Education Week
A dispute before the state's high court is part of a trend of funding-equity cases that touch on state responsibility for early-childhood education.
October 29, 2013 - Education Week
Despite a wave of measures abolishing the controversial disciplinary practice, many communities are still using paddles to curb student misbehavior.
October 22, 2013 - Education Week
Conservatives on the U.S. Supreme Court appeared skeptical that Michigan's voter-enacted prohibition on affirmative action in higher education violates the 14th Amendment's equal-protection principles.
October 21, 2013 - Education Week
The U.S. Supreme Court turned away several education appeals and heard arguments in other cases watched by school groups as its 2013-14 term opened.
October 14, 2013 - Education Week
The justices will weigh a case about a 2006 Michigan ballot measure that prohibited racial preferences in education and other areas of state and local government.
October 1, 2013 - Education Week

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