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November 20, 2015

ACT, College Board Win in Federal Court Over Sale of Personal Information

Test-takers who checked "yes" and agreed to disclose personal information were not the victims of deceptive practices when their information was sold by the College Board and the ACT, the court ruled.

June 25, 2015

Supreme Court Upholds Obamacare, in Setback for K-12 Opponents of Law

The high court ruled 6-3 in favor of an Affordable Care Act policy providing health-care subsidies across states.

February 26, 2015

FCC Votes 3-2 to Protect Net Neutrality, Prevent 'Fast Lanes'

School and library officials applauded the FCC's action, because they believe it prevents their institutions from being relegated to a "slow lane" of Internet service.

January 16, 2015

Miss. State Board Votes to Abandon PARCC, Release New RFP for Testing

Mississippi's state board of education says it will put forward a request for proposal for new statewide assessments for next year, after major objections emerged over a PARCC-designed exam.

November 25, 2014

'Obamacare' Challenge in U.S. Supreme Court Could Affect Schools

A new challenge to the Affordable Care Act could affect federal subsidies for health insurance for millions of individuals, including school employees.

July 30, 2014

Lawsuits Targeting Federal Health Care Law Could Impact K-12 Districts

Two recent court decisions offering contradictory rulings on core pieces of "Obamacare" could affect K-12 districts required to comply with the law's employer mandate.

July 10, 2014

After Loss, Vendor Makes Offer to Resolve Dispute Over Common-Core Contract

The American Institutes for Research has reached out to PARCC to try to resolve a dispute over a lucrative, and controversial, common-core testing contract awarded to Pearson.

April 30, 2014

Google Abandons Scanning of Student Email Accounts

Google announced that it has stopped its practice of scanning millions of student emails in its Google Apps for Education.

April 24, 2014

Schools Could Be on Internet 'Slow Track' Under Proposed FCC Rules

New proposed rules by Federal Communication Chairman Tom Wheeler could give some companies access to speedier Internet service, which might leave schools in a slower zone.

April 14, 2014

Investor Lawsuit Targets K12 Inc. and Stock Sales of Former CEO

A federal lawsuit alleges that the online education provider K12 Inc. misled investors, and says that the company's former CEO benefited by selling off stock before the company's stock price fell.

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