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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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09/18 08:55 am | A Sharp Dissent Over a School's Curb on American Flag Shirts | A full federal appeals court declines to rehear a case brought by California students barred from wearing American flag apparel during Cinco de Mayo.

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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
The state education department launches a statewide investigation after three districts are implicated.
August 7, 2012 - Education Week
July 17, 2012 - Education Week
States may use the U.S. Supreme Court ruling to challenge federal spending in education and other programs.
July 12, 2012 - Education Week

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