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Kelsey and Dusty Jones walk with their daughter, Cali, at Stillwater Christian School in Kalispell, Mont. Three different parents at Stillwater are plaintiffs in a case to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court over Montana’s tax-credit scholarship program.
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LGBTQ Teachers Await Decision on Discrimination Protections

LGBTQ teachers are waiting for the U.S. Supreme Court to decide whether the federal civil rights law guarantees them nationwide protection from workplace discrimination. (January 14, 2020)

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School safety, religious liberty and the nation's legacy of segregation were among the topics Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh was called on to address as senators peppered the nominee for U.S. Supreme Court with questions.
September 12, 2018 – Education Week
The parent of a student killed in the Parkland, Fla., school shooting tried to shake hands with Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh at his Senate confirmation hearing. The brief encounter didn't go smoothly.
September 12, 2018 – Education Week
The momentum behind the widespread teacher activism last spring has continued into the new school year.
September 12, 2018 – Education Week
A new state supreme court ruling will allow the Ohio state department of education to seek repayment of tens of millions of dollars from the beleaguered online charter school.
August 8, 2018 – Education Week
Questions remain after the Michigan Supreme Court ruled that two school districts have the right to ban guns from their schools.
August 3, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune
Whether Janus will be a death blow or a turning point for unions depends on what they do now, writes Paul Reville.
July 26, 2018 – Education Week
The ruling on a handful of schools appears to smooth the way for the closure of hundreds more, though the island's civil rights commission has criticized the process.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
A federal appeals court judge in Washington whose mother taught in the District of Columbia, Kavanaugh has a relatively light record of rulings on education. If confirmed, he would succeed Justice Anthony M. Kennedy.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
The guidance emphasized permissible ways for schools and colleges to take race into account to promote student diversity, a subject the U.S. Supreme Court has had much to say about.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week
A push to get a federal court to recognize a constitutional right to education continues, despite last month's dismissal of a Detroit right-to-read case.
July 18, 2018 – Education Week

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