Key outcomes of the Nov. 2 elections were still unfolding in North Carolina and Washington state last week, though officials in Alabama have certified a controversial education-related vote there.
January 5, 2005 – Education Week
For the first time in more than two decades, aspiring teachers in Alabama will be required to pass subject-matter tests, possibly as soon as 2006, under a consent decree reached in a long-running case over teacher testing.
January 5, 2005 – Education Week
Exploring just how far the federal law that prohibits sex discrimination in education extends, the U.S. Supreme Court was clearly divided last week as it heard arguments in an appeal brought by an Alabama high school coach who says he was retaliated against after complaining that his female basketball players were getting shortchanged.
December 8, 2004 – Education Week
Alabama officials were expecting to recount ballots this week to determine the fate of a closely watched amendment that would remove obsolete language from the state constitution requiring segregated schools and earmarking poll taxes to support education.
November 24, 2004 – Education Week
State leaders in Alabama expected little resistance when they asked voters on Nov. 2 to strip language from the state constitution that required segregated schooling. But as the results rolled in, they got a surprise lesson in just how powerful the fear of tax hikes can be.
November 17, 2004 – Education Week
Voters showed caution about sending more money to public schools or dramatically changing course on education policy, as they decided school-related questions on state ballots last week.
November 10, 2004 – Education Week
A more than 20-year legal battle over teacher testing in Alabama could stretch out even longer if a federal judge decides to add new plaintiffs to the case.
November 3, 2004 – Education Week
Table: Highlights of Allen v. Alabama State Board of Education
November 3, 2004 – Education Week
Alabama voters will have a chance on Election Day to remove from their state constitution a provision that calls for separate schools for black and white children.
October 20, 2004 – Education Week
As the U.S. Supreme Court reconvenes this week after a three-month summer recess, the justices have one closely watched education case on their docket and may well take up others in the coming months.
October 6, 2004 – Education Week

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