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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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08/28 02:47 pm | N.H. High Court Tosses Challenge to Tuition Tax Credits | New Hampshire's highest court threw out a challenge to tax credits for businesses that contribute to organizations offering tuition scholarships at private schools.

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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
July 11, 2012 - McClatchy-Tribune
A change in federal policy and a recent ruling from the U.S. Supreme Court may help broaden opportunities for young illegal immigrants, say educators and advocates.
July 6, 2012 - Education Week
UNCF's Michael Lomax explores the legacy of desegregation in the rise of charter schools.
June 25, 2012 - Education Week
In the past two years, a trio of lawsuits have targeted rules governing teacher evaluation, seniority, or due process.
June 5, 2012 - Education Week
The toughest of a wave of state laws targeting illegal immigrants, Alabama's statute is affecting learning for all the Latino students in Foley, Ala.
June 1, 2012 - Education Week

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