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K-12 and the Supreme Court: Highlights From 2015-16 - Education Week

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
Affirmative action, teachers' union fees, and deportation relief for undocumented parents of U.S. citizen children were among the top education-related issues in the U.S. Supreme Court's recent term.
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<i>Fisher</i> v. <i>University of Texas</i> and Lessons for K-12 Districts - Education Week

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
The U.S. Supreme Court's ruling on race-conscious admissions provides important guidance on how districts can further diversify their schools, write Erica Frankenberg and Liliana M. Garces.
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Kansas Governor Signs K-12 Funding Patch - Education Week

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
Gov. Sam Brownback, a Republican, has signed legislation to provide $38 million more to Kansas' poor districts this coming school year after the state's supreme court threatened to cut off all school funding unless the legislature made school aid more equitable.
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Judge Rejects St. Louis Area Mother's School Admission Suit - Education Week

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
A federal judge in St. Louis has dismissed a lawsuit brought by a woman who wanted to keep her son in a St. Louis charter school after she moved out of the city.
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Aftershocks From Affirmative Action Ruling to Hit K-12, College - Education Week

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
Educators at all levels believe they have some room to maneuver now that the U.S. Supreme Court has upheld a race-conscious admissions policy at the University of Texas.
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Utah School District Among 11 Nationwide to Settle Civil Rights Suit - Education Week

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
A Utah school district is one of 11 school districts nationwide to settle a federal complaint related to poor website access for some disabled students.
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Restroom Guidance a Thorny Study in Administrative Law - Education Week

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
The clash involving the Obama administration's "Dear Colleague" letter on transgender students' choice of restrooms spotlights the often-arcane wrangling over federal regulatory guidance.
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Special Session Called to Deal With Kansas School-Aid Showdown - Education Week

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
School districts are girding for the possible cutoff of state funding at the end of the month if lawmakers fail to satisfy a Kansas high court ruling demanding more equitable K-12 funding.
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State K-12 Leaders Cautious in Assessing Draft ESSA Rules - Education Week

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
Timing issues, as well as electoral uncertainties, complicate the picture as states and districts weigh accountability rules under the Every Student Succeeds Act.
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Michigan Poised to Pass $617M Bailout for Detroit - Education Week

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
Detroit's debt-ridden school district would receive a $617 million state bailout under a compromise restructuring plan that appears poised for final legislative votes and the governor's signature after winning narrow approval in the House.
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Transgender Students and Bathrooms: What Should Schools Do? - Education Week

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
The Obama administration's guidance to schools on the rights of transgender students has provoked protests, lawsuits, and uncertainty among educators.
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Proposed ESSA Rules Aim to Walk Fine Line on Accountability - Education Week

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
Federal education officials say they're trying to give states and districts meaningful flexibility under the Every Student Succeeds Act, while staying true to the law's civil rights mandate.
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School Civil Rights Took Spotlight Under Obama - Education Week

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
The number of civil rights complaints and investigations spiked dramatically during the Obama administration.
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School Finance Suits: More Than Just a Legal Roll of Dice? - Education Week

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
The fate of challenges to state K-12 funding formulas is far from random, often hinging on the specifics and ambiguities of each state's constitution.
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Report Feeds Debate Over Racial, Economic Inequities - Education Week

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
A new study done by the Government Accountability Office lands amid fresh calls to address the share of schools that are both economically and racially segregated.
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With N.M. 'Gag Order' Lifted, Teachers Able to Pan Tests - Education Week

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
Just weeks after New Mexico teachers took the state to court over a ban on school employees deriding standardized tests, state education officials have announced that they will abolish the so-called "gag order."
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Court Orders Miss. District to Desegregate Schools - Education Week

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
Despite the U.S. Supreme Court's landmark 1954 Brown v. Board of Education decision striking down racially segregated public schools, one small Mississippi district had resisted—until now.
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Court Affirms Independence of Wisconsin Schools Chief - Education Week

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
Wisconsin's Supreme Court has ruled that the state legislature and the governor can't meddle in the affairs of the state schools chief—a blow to Gov. Scott Walker's attempts to exert more control over K-12.
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L.A. to Pay $88 Million to Settle Sex-Abuse Cases - Education Week

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
The Los Angeles Unified district will pay $88 million to settle lawsuits over sex abuse by teachers involving dozens of children at two elementary schools.
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Florida District Challenged Over Immigrant Placements - Education Week

Tue, 07/19/2016 - 11:34pm
The Southern Poverty Law Center has filed suit against the Collier County, Fla., district on behalf of immigrant parents who say their children were placed in an adult English program that offered no opportunity to earn credit toward a high school diploma.
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