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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)

The School Law Blog

03/04 01:46 pm | High Court Justices Weigh Arguments Over Health-Law Provision | In a case being watched by educators for its potential impact on school district employee-benefits policies, the Supreme Court weighs a key part of the Affordable Care Act.

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The system for paying for Louisiana's far-reaching voucher program may have to be retooled, after a state judge ruled that its method of paying for private school scholarships violated the state's constitution.
December 11, 2012 - Education Week
Cases argued at the U.S. Supreme Court, while not directly school-related, could affect use of drug-sniffing dogs to fight student drug abuse.
November 6, 2012 - Education Week
The new measure would make such acts a summary offense or a misdemeanor, depending on the circumstances, rather than the felony child-pornography charge currently filed in those cases.
October 30, 2012 - Education Week
Lawmakers failed to agree on a bill to set up a commission looking into charter finance.
October 30, 2012 - Education Week
In 2009, three teenage girls at Greensburg Salem High School in Western Pennsylvania sent nude or seminude cellphone pictures of themselves to their boyfriends.
October 19, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune
El Paso, Texas's ex-superintendent faces 42 months in prison for conspiring to boost students' scores on state tests.
October 16, 2012 - Education Week
Arguments in a case involving race-based admission policies at the University of Texas at Austin draw intense scrutiny.
October 15, 2012 - Education Week
But the governor vetoed another bill that would have made it harder for schools to suspend for "willful disobedience."
October 4, 2012 - Education Week
Key players on both sides come together to discuss pivotal U.S. Supreme Court cases involving students' free-speech rights.
October 2, 2012 - Education Week
But the governor vetoed another bill that would have made it harder for schools to suspend for 'willful disobedience.'
October 2, 2012 - Education Week

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