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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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The Francis Howell School District claims e-cigarette maker Juul Labs has harmed its students through deceptive marketing and misconduct, according to a lawsuit filed Monday in U.S. District Court.
October 8, 2019 – McClatchy-Tribune
A pair of board resolutions in Kansas put the e-cigarette industry on notice at a time when schools are grappling with rampant use of their products by students.
October 9, 2019 – Education Week
An incoherent FERPA rule change is facing legal challenges. As it should, writes Frank D. LoMonte.
October 2, 2019 – Education Week
A national debate over whether public funds may go to faith-based schools is high on the list of cases before the Supreme Court in the coming term, stemming from a dispute in Montana.
October 2, 2019 – Education Week
A judge has ruled Gov. Doug Ducey acted illegally when he pushed a 2016 ballot measure to increase the level of K-12 education funding that could be withdrawn from Arizona's land trust without first getting approval from Congress.
October 2, 2019 – AP
Harvard University does not discriminate against Asian Americans in its admissions process, a federal judge ruled Tuesday in a lawsuit that reignited a national debate over affirmative action.
October 1, 2019 – AP
A Kentucky judge whose social media interactions raised questions about his impartiality was removed Friday from presiding over a politically hot-button lawsuit challenging an investigation of mass teacher protests by Republican Gov. Matt Bevin's administration.
September 30, 2019 – AP
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 25, 2019 – Education Week

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