School & District Management Schools May Get Sued Over COVID-19. 7 Things to Know About Managing That Risk
Districts could be on the hook for legal costs and damages stemming from coronavirus lawsuits.
Law & Courts 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.
Student Well-Being High Court Weighs Birth-Control Mandate Opposed by Religious Schools
In oral arguments, the justices appeared sharply divided over whether religious schools must take action if they want to opt out of providing contraceptive services under the Affordable Care Act.
Data Threat of Data-Privacy Litigation Fuels District Insurance Purchases
As more and more large, well-known companies—such as Home Depot and Target—fall victim to cyberattacks, school districts are realizing they could be next.
Student Well-Being Unions Back Scrapping Tax on High-Cost Health-Care Plans
The two national teachers' unions put muscle behind passage of the Affordable Care Act, but now support legislation to repeal a tax that stands to affect their members.
Law & Courts Educators' Views Vary in Dispute Over Health Care Law
The U.S. Supreme Court to hear the latest challenge to the Affordable Care Act, involving subsidies to those in states without their own health-care insurance marketplaces.
Law & Courts Schools Weigh Impact of New Challenge to Health Law
The U.S. Supreme Court will hear a case that takes issue with the use of subsidies under Obamacare, and a ruling could have "enormous" ramifications for many K-12 school districts.
Student Well-Being Ind. Districts, AG File Suit Over Federal Health-Care Law
Indiana's attorney general and 15 of its school districts are suing the federal government over the 2010 health-care law.
Education Funding Woes of Bond-Insurance Industry Latest Fiscal Concern for Districts
While a relatively arcane part of school finance, bond insurance is an important part of borrowing money and building schools for many districts.