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The U.S. Supreme Court has already agreed to hear one dispute with big implications for public education in its term that opened Oct. 2, and others that hold high interest for educators are knocking at the door.
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An Educator's Guide to the Supreme Court's 2017-18 Term

In addition to hearing a major case involving public-employee unions, the U.S. Supreme Court may face a wide range of disputes of keen interest to the education community. (September 29, 2017)


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Nine educators, backed by the American Federation of Teachers, say the loan servicing giant misled and impeded them on a loan-forgiveness program intended to help public service workers.
October 12, 2018 – Education Week
The Education Department's office for civil rights will investigate whether a Georgia elementary school's policy for transgender students contributed to the alleged assault of a girl.
October 10, 2018 – Education Week
A settlement has been reached in a civil rights lawsuit accusing a Pittsburgh-area school of creating a culture of verbal abuse and excessive force that allowed resource officers to shock students with stun guns and body slam them.
October 9, 2018 – AP
A federal judge has dismissed most claims in a lawsuit challenging Connecticut's restrictions on magnet schools, charter schools, and school choice programs, saying there is no fundamental right to equal education opportunity under the federal Constitution.
October 3, 2018 – AP
The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal by two former educators convicted more than three years ago in the Atlanta Public Schools test-cheating case.
October 1, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune
The drama surrounding President Donald Trump's pick for the Supreme Court over the nominee's behavior in the 1980s has reinforced a warning today's social media-savvy high school students have grown up hearing: What they say and do now will live well past graduation.
September 27, 2018 – AP
Even in a year that included mass school shootings and an unprecedented level of gun-control activism, state legislatures across the country fell back to largely predictable and partisan patterns, an Associated Press review has found.
September 26, 2018 – AP
Chicago Law School Professor Justin Driver surveys the U.S. Supreme Court's long and often contentious history on a wide range of issues affecting public education and students' rights.
September 26, 2018 – Education Week
Armed with a new Vermont law that protects student journalists, four high school editors have stood up to censorship and won, prompting their school to revamp its media policy.
September 23, 2018 – AP
The state’s supreme court ended a yearslong fight over K-12 funding earlier this summer, but in districts across the state the battles have continued and tensions remain.
September 19, 2018 – Education Week

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