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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)

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03/27 09:10 am | Ohio Top Court Requires Disclosure of Replacement Teachers' Names After Strike | The Ohio Supreme Court upheld a public-records request by a teachers' union president for the names of replacement teachers who served during a strike.

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A state district court judge ruled the Texas school financing system unconstitutional, cheering hundreds of local districts that had sued.
February 19, 2013 - Education Week
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Hazelwood at 25
A Supreme Court decision that diminished students' First Amendment rights has had dire consequences on a generation of young people, writes Frank D. LoMonte.
February 5, 2013 - Education Week
January 29, 2013 - Education Week
Court battles continue to put pressure on policymakers at the state level, even in the wake of settled cases.
January 22, 2013 - Education Week
The impact of the U.S. Supreme Court's 1988 ruling in Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier is still felt after a quarter-century.
January 8, 2013 - Education Week
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

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