Folks, Education Week has been installing a new editorial-software system over the last few weeks, and its many glitches have not given me as much time to blog as I would have liked. Things are slowly getting better. Here are some short takes in school law this week:
Edweek Update: In next week’s issue of Education Week, I have this story about the U.S. Supreme Court’s grant of an appeal dealing with Title IX and Section 1983. I blogged about the grant here on Monday.
I will also have this story about the court’s decision in Engquist v. Oregon Department of Agriculture, in which the justice’s ruled 6-3 that public employees may not bring “class of one” claims under the 14th Amendment’s equal-protection clause. I blogged about that decision here.
The Integration Report: I just caught up with the latest issue of this excellent newsletter from the Civil Rights Project at the University of California, Los Angeles. This issue features a tribute to Zelma Henderson, who was the last living plaintiff in the Brown v. Board of Education of Topeka litigation until she died last month. (I blogged about her here.) The newsletter also has updates about a student diversity plan being approved by the Jefferson County, Ky., school board.
A version of this news article first appeared in The School Law Blog.