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Lawyer Michael A. Carvin, right, presents arguments for the non-union teachers as the U.S. Supreme Court hears the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case involving unions’ ability to collect fees from nonmembers.
—Art Lien

K-12 and the Supreme Court: Highlights From 2015-16

Affirmative action, teachers' union fees, and deportation relief for undocumented parents of U.S. citizen children were among the top education-related issues in the U.S. Supreme Court's recent term. (July 12, 2016)

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Now that state lawmakers have approved a split-up of the Clark County school district, which includes Las Vegas, the question is how to go about doing it.
July 8, 2015 – Education Week
U.S. Supreme Court justices issued rulings on a wide range of cases with implications for schools and educators in the court's just-completed 2014-15 term. Here are some excerpts from the majority opinions in a handful of cases closely watched by the education community.
July 8, 2015 – Education Week
Even when the U.S. Supreme Court is not weighing education-specific cases, many of its decisions reach into the schools—and the 2014-15 term was no exception.
July 2, 2015 – Education Week
The U.S. Supreme Court has agreed to hear a case challenging unions' practice of compelling nonmembers to pay service fees.
July 1, 2015 – Education Week
Though a federal appeals court has upheld the state's mandate of four-hour blocks of English-immersion daily for ELLs, federal civil rights officials are pushing Arizona to overhaul its approach to language instruction.
June 18, 2015 – Education Week
Efforts to reauthorize the law could be complicated by some of the same issues holding up renewal of the Elementary and Secondary Education Act.
June 10, 2015 – Education Week
A pair of U.S. Supreme Court decisions deal with issues playing out in schools as much as in the rest of society.
June 10, 2015 – Education Week
Outreach and broader awareness of the U.S. Education Department's willingness to tackle complaints may help account for a surge in cases to the department's office for civil rights.
May 20, 2015 – Education Week
A group of 10 educators claims the state erects arbitrary barriers to make it difficult for out-of-state teachers to obtain certification in the state.
May 13, 2015 – Education Week
A special session over how to pay for basic education bares partisan divides over tax policy and questions about the fallout for districts and unions.
May 13, 2015 – Education Week

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