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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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02/16 03:08 pm | Liberal Group Criticizes High Court Nominee on Special Education Rulings | With the Senate Judiciary Committee set to consider Judge Neil M. Gorsuch for the U.S. Supreme Court on March 20, the Alliance for Justice issues a report critical of the ...

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In Alabama, school officials say they could not abide by a mother's advance directive not to revive her terminally ill son if he goes into cardiac arrest.
November 11, 2015 – Education Week
A package of legislation aims to pump $3.5 billion into education in the next 10 years to settle a funding lawsuit, but the deal still needs voter approval in a special election.
November 11, 2015 – Education Week
The federal government is demanding more answers from school officials about how they plan to resolve allegations of discriminatory admissions practices at their better schools.
November 4, 2015 – Education Week
A high-profile lawsuit brought by renowned teacher Rafe Esquith highlights the Los Angeles district's process for investigating teachers accused of misconduct.
October 28, 2015 – Education Week
Backed by Republican Gov. Charlie Baker, advocates engage in all-out effort to ease restrictions on opening new charters.
October 21, 2015 – Education Week
In their indictment of Barbara Byrd-Bennett, federal prosecutors allege the former superintendent steered a $23 million, no-bid contract to her former employers.
October 14, 2015 – Education Week
The wave of federal documents is likely to continue in the coming months, lawyers who work on special education issues told those attending a conference in Baltimore.
October 14, 2015 – Education Week
The policy frenzy to establish new methods for evaluating teachers over the past few years has led to an unintended byproduct: lots of litigation.
October 7, 2015 – Education Week
From the courtroom and ballot box to legislative chambers, budget battles heat up in a number of states as the 2015-16 school year gets underway.
September 30, 2015 – Education Week
Cases before the U.S. Supreme Court this term may reach into teachers' paychecks, union treasuries, and college admissions offices.
September 30, 2015 – Education Week

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