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The future of the Affordable Care Act once again rests with the U.S. Supreme Court, and whatever decision the justices render could have a substantial impact on school districts and their employees.
—Carolyn Kaster/AP

Schools Weigh Impact of New Challenge to Health Law

The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that takes issue with the use of subsidies under Obamacare, and a ruling could have "enormous" ramifications for many K-12 school districts. (December 17, 2014)

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02/25 05:14 pm | Supreme Court Weighs Religious Accommodations in Employment | A case about a retail job applicant's Muslim head scarf could have implications for school districts and students.

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Amid intense debate over the common core, 10 states have recently enacted laws that place new restrictions or specifications on how state boards of education adopt standards
June 23, 2014 - Education Week
Despite the threat of court sanctions and a September deadline, Washington state officials say there's little chance lawmakers will be called back this summer to alter the state's K-12 funding system.
June 19, 2014 - Education Week
The ruling, which the state's teachers' unions have vowed to appeal, finds that California laws governing teacher tenure and dismissal violate the constitutional rights of students.
June 11, 2014 - Education Week
Low-income children in school districts that boosted spending after court-ordered changes were more likely to graduate from high school and have other positive outcomes, according to a new study.
May 29, 2014 - Education Week
Questions surround extra breathing room given states seeking to renew waivers from some provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act.
May 20, 2014 - Education Week
Interest in the controversial school choice option known as the parent trigger has declined sharply in state legislatures this year.
May 20, 2014 - Education Week
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

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