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After Decades of Action, Supreme Court Cools on School Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court has gone five years without hearing a single case involving a school district or local school official as the party bringing the case or as the respondent. (September 30, 2014)

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11/26 05:31 pm | Appeals Court Backs Whistleblower in Philadelphia School District Case | A federal appeals panel denies immunity to three officials of the Philadelphia district over a whistleblower's revelation about a no-bid contract for security cameras.

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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
Communicating with parents is proving to be a big challenge for districts facing immigrant influxes for the first time.
October 2, 2012 - Education Week
K-12 programs could be affected by the outcome of a case on race-based college admissions coming up for argument at the U.S. Supreme Court.
September 28, 2012 - Education Week
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

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