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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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09/23 09:00 am | 9th Circuit Backs Girls' Softball Players in Title IX Suit | The federal appeals court ruled that a California district violated Title IX because one of its high schools provided unequal athletics participation opportunities for girls.

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But the governor vetoed another bill that would have made it harder for schools to suspend for 'willful disobedience.'
October 2, 2012 - Education Week
Communicating with parents is proving to be a big challenge for districts facing immigrant influxes for the first time.
October 2, 2012 - Education Week
K-12 programs could be affected by the outcome of a case on race-based college admissions coming up for argument at the U.S. Supreme Court.
September 28, 2012 - Education Week
Hopes that students in Chicago could return to school Monday after a weeklong teachers' strike were dashed after the union's 800 delegates deferred a vote to end it.
September 17, 2012 | Updated: November 13, 2012 - Education Week
A federal appeals court panel strikes down an Alabama immigration-law provision as unconstitutional.
August 28, 2012 - Education Week
The Columbus City Schools tried to buy two pages of the personnel file on its former internal auditor, who said this month she was fired in 2005 for trying to investigate data rigging.
August 27, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune
The scope of the Philadelphia School District’s problem with suspicious erasures on state standardized tests is far more widespread than officials have publicly revealed.
August 17, 2012 - Education Week
The Easton Area School District's appeal of a federal court ruling to allow "I (heart) Boobies" bracelets to be worn by students at school will heard by the entire Third Circuit Court of Appeals.
August 16, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune
Parents seeking to overhaul a California elementary school court outside groups to help after recent legal victory.
August 7, 2012 - Education Week
'Won’t Back Down,' due out next month, takes a fictional look at a controversial parent-driven school overhaul tactic.
August 7, 2012 - Education Week

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