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Custodian Tracy Harris cleans a chair in a classroom at Brubaker Elementary School in Des Moines, Iowa.
Custodian Tracy Harris cleans a chair in a classroom at Brubaker Elementary School in Des Moines, Iowa.
Charlie Neibergall/AP
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.
Stephen Sawchuk, September 3, 2020
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Houston Independent School District Superintendent Richard Carranza, right, and HISD Board of Education President Wanda Adams hug while surveying damage from Hurricane Harvey floodwaters at A.G. Hilliard Elementary School.
Houston Independent School District Superintendent Richard Carranza, right, and HISD Board of Education President Wanda Adams hug while surveying damage from Hurricane Harvey floodwaters at A.G. Hilliard Elementary School.
Erich Schlegel for Education Week
School Climate & Safety Texas' Educators Tally the Steep Costs of Harvey
Houston education officials estimate it will cost $700 million to repair and replace schools damaged by Hurricane Harvey.
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Lawyer Michael A. Carvin, right, presents arguments for the non-union teachers as the U.S. Supreme Court hears the Friedrichs v. California Teachers Association case involving unions’ ability to collect fees from nonmembers.
Lawyer Michael A. Carvin, right, presents arguments for the non-union teachers as the U.S. Supreme Court hears the <i>Friedrichs</i> v. <i>California Teachers Association</i> case involving unions’ ability to collect fees from nonmembers.
Art Lien
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.
Mark Walsh, July 12, 2016
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Nuns with the Little Sisters of the Poor, including Sister Celestine, left, and Sister Jeanne Veronique, center, rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court as it hears arguments on the birth-control mandate in health-care plans.
Nuns with the Little Sisters of the Poor, including Sister Celestine, left, and Sister Jeanne Veronique, center, rally outside the U.S. Supreme Court as it hears arguments on the birth-control mandate in health-care plans.
Jacquelyn Martin/AP
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.
Mark Walsh, March 28, 2016
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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.
Malia Herman, October 19, 2015
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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.
Stephen Sawchuk, May 12, 2015
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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.
Mark Walsh, February 24, 2015
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The future of the Affordable Care Act once again rests with the U.S. Supreme Court, and whatever decision the justices render could have a substantial impact on school districts and their employees.
The future of the Affordable Care Act once again rests with the U.S. Supreme Court, and whatever decision the justices render could have a substantial impact on school districts and their employees.
Carolyn Kaster/AP
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.
Sean Cavanagh, December 17, 2014
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Student Well-Being K-12, Colleges Swept Up in Health-Care Debate
Concerns about the potential cost of providing support staff and hourly employees with health coverage came up at a congressional hearing on the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act.
Sean Cavanagh & Alyssa Morones, November 21, 2013
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Student Well-Being Health-Care Law Poses Challenges for Districts
School districts are facing vexing financial and operational questions about how they will comply with the Affordable Care Act, which is leading some school systems to cut employees' work hours.
Sean Cavanagh, October 22, 2013
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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.
Sean Cavanagh, October 15, 2013
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Student Well-Being Children's Health Impact Seen in Medicaid Debate
Advocacy groups say the ranks of uninsured children could swell if governors balk at Medicaid expansion.
Nirvi Shah, August 7, 2012
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Federal Insurance Access Linked to Scores
Eligibility for health coverage is associated with higher reading scores.
Christina A. Samuels, February 10, 2009
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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.
Michele McNeil, February 19, 2008
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