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Kim Kennedy, a school nurse consultant at Fairview High School in Boulder, Colo., holds confiscated vaping materials
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School Districts Are Suing JUUL Over Youth Vaping. Do They Stand a Chance?

Nearly 100 school districts have filed lawsuits against JUUL and other e-cigarette manufacturers, and more are likely to join in to claim that schools are the de facto "first responders" to the epidemic of youth vaping. (February 27, 2020)

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One of the main plaintiffs in a landmark blow against pregnancy discrimination in the workplace recalls her fight in the early 1970s and discusses how it still resonates today.
October 14, 2019 – Education Week
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
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
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
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
Julia Keleher, the former education secretary of Puerto Rico, has been arrested by federal agents in Washington on charges related to fraud and corruption, a U.S. attorney confirmed.
July 17, 2019 – Education Week
The labor groups have lost members since last year’s Janus Supreme Court case, but not as many as anticipated. Is that because the unions have reenergized teachers, or because teachers don’t understand their rights?
June 27, 2019 – Education Week

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