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The Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case goes before the U.S. Supreme Court on Jan. 11.
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High Stakes in Union-Fee Case Before Supreme Court

Arguments this month will focus on whether to overturn a key precedent allowing unions to charge nonmembers for collective bargaining costs. (January 5, 2016)

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02/14 10:30 am | Supreme Court's Scalia Brought Conservative Outlook to Education Cases | Justice Antonin Scalia, found dead Saturday at age 79, brought his conservative outlook to many education cases in nearly three decades on the Supreme Court.

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Sixty years after the Brown v. Board of Education ruling, racial disparities in schools should be a call to action, writes Leticia Smith-Evans.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
Cleveland, Miss., appears far from getting out from under federal court supervision decades after a desegregation case was filed.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
The Civil Rights Act and the Elementary and Secondary Education Act continue to offer tools for compliance, amid a shifting legal landscape.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
Dramatic demographic changes, shifting court opinions, and housing segregation make school integration a major challenge.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
A decision by PARCC to give the education vendor Pearson a major contract for common-core testing is being challenged by the American Institutes for Research.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
Legal rulings breaking down the walls of segregation have reshaped the makeup of America's public schools in ways that continue to change and resonate throughout the nation's school districts.
May 13, 2014 - Education Week
The U.S. Supreme Court upholds a Michigan initiative barring race-based preferences in admissions at the state’s universities, but no one opinion commanded a majority.
May 2, 2014 - Education Week
A federal lawsuit alleges that the online education provider K12 Inc. misled investors, and says that the company’s former CEO benefited by selling off stock before the company’s stock price fell.
April 22, 2014 - Education Week
In return for abolishing tenure, lawmakers are making districts offer raises to a quarter of their teachers, a quota administrators' and teachers' associations are protesting.
April 22, 2014 - Education Week
A lawsuit alleges that New Mexico's A-F grading system for schools and its teacher-evaluation policies cause an unfair distribution of resources for schools.
April 21, 2014 - Education Week

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