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The U.S. Supreme Court and Schools in 2018-19

A look at both the policy takeaways from the Supreme Court's 2018-19 session and a look ahead to a couple of major cases on the docket for the coming year, including Montana school choice/religious rights case and DACA. (July 16, 2019)


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Third-graders who started school in recent weeks may be forced to repeat the grade next year if they struggle with reading, the result of a 2016 Michigan law whose most controversial provision kicks in beginning next spring.
September 15, 2019 – AP
Lawmakers sent Gov. Gavin Newsom legislation that overhauls the way California approves charter schools.
September 11, 2019 – AP
In a surprising move, MVP Math is suing a Wake County, N.C., parent who has pushed the district to stop using the curriculum.
September 10, 2019 – Education Week
Google's video site YouTube has been fined $170 million to settle allegations it collected children's personal data without their parents' consent.
September 4, 2019 – AP
Three ongoing lawsuits make the case that schools have a responsibility to consider and mitigate the effects of students' personal traumas on their learning.
September 4, 2019 – Education Week
With e-cigarette giant Juul Labs facing a mounting number of state and federal investigations into its marketing and sales practices, a top Trump administration official pledged Friday to use all of the government's regulatory and enforcement power "to stop the epidemic of youth e-cigarette use."
August 31, 2019 – AP
The number of youngsters kicked out of the classroom has dropped by nearly a third since Texas implemented a law that banned such punishment except in the most extreme cases.
August 29, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
A proposed law that would require all California high school students take an ethnic studies course is on hold for this year after the draft curriculum prompted weeks of escalating controversy from diverse groups whose members said they were misrepresented or excluded.
August 23, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
The issue has been followed by education groups who feared the question would harm response rates and affect the allocation of federal school aid.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
A look at both the policy takeaways from the Supreme Court's 2018-19 session and a look ahead to a couple of major cases on the docket for the coming year, including Montana school choice/religious rights case and DACA.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week

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