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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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11/12 07:08 pm | U.S. Supreme Court Declines Gunmaker's Appeal in Sandy Hook Shooting Case | The justices refused to hear the appeal of Remington Arms Co. of a ruling allowing a suit over the 2012 mass shooting at in Newtown, Conn., to proceed.

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The Endrew F. decision broadened the standard of what’s required on behalf of students with disabilities, putting a renewed focus on those needs, advocates say.
May 2, 2018 – Education Week
Teachers nationwide are rallying together to command the attention of lawmakers around their most basic needs, writes Kentucky special educator Jessica Dueñas.
April 18, 2018 – Education Week
In a rare interview, U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer reminisces about his father’s four decades as legal counsel to the San Francisco Unified School District.
April 11, 2018 – Education Week
Rampant misinformation in the wake of the Parkland shooting highlights the need to reexamine FERPA, writes Frank LoMonte.
March 21, 2018 – Education Week
Legislation on school safety is bubbling in the Republican-controlled Congress, though new gun restrictions don't appear to be in the cards.
March 21, 2018 – Education Week
A Wyoming correctional school is part of a network working to improve the quality of instruction provided to the "invisible" students living in juvenile-justice facilities.
March 7, 2018 – Education Week
Nearly 1.4 million children in public school experience homelessness. Eighteen percent of them have a disability, too.
March 7, 2018 – Education Week
A deep split apparent at the oral arguments makes it even more likely that Justice Neil M. Gorsuch will end up being the tie-breaker on whether public employee unions can collect fees from nonmembers.
March 7, 2018 – Education Week
Educators were among the hundreds of demonstrators in Washington for court arguments in a dispute over whether public-employee unions can continue to collect fees from nonmembers.
March 7, 2018 – Education Week
Governors and state legislators grapple with proposals to arm teachers, ramp up police presence in schools, and strengthen security plans amid a heated policy debate.
March 7, 2018 – Education Week

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