Education Groups Issue Guide on Same-Sex Marriage and School Districts

School districts must provide spouses in same-sex marriages the same benefits as those for opposite-sex couples, according to a new guide from education groups.


Report Examines Prevalence of Race-Conscious College Admissions Policies

As the U.S. Supreme Court plans to revisit affirmative action in higher education, a new report sheds light on the use of race in admissions.


Appeals Court Rules Against Muslim Instructional Aide in Ohio District

A district had grounds to dismiss an imam from his middle school job for disregarding orders to stop leaving school early to conduct services at his mosque, a court says.


Appeals Court Upholds Florida Law on Using Test Scores in Teacher Evaluations

A federal appeals court has upheld a Florida law that requires teacher performance evaluations to be based in part on student test scores.


Appeals Court Revives Key Claim Against Arizona's Ethnic-Studies Ban

The federal 9th Circuit appeals court revives a challenge to a state law that prohibits a so-called ethnic studies curriculum.


Supreme Court to Reconsider Key Precedent on Teachers' Union Fees

The justices agreed to decide whether to overrule a nearly 40-year-old precedent that authorizes teachers' unions to collect service fees from those who refuse to join.


U.S. Supreme Court to Take Up Race in College Admissions Once Again

The justices jumped back into the debate over affirmative action in higher education, granting review of a race-conscious admissions plan at the University of Texas at Austin.


In Case Watched by Educators, Supreme Court Backs Right to Same-Sex Marriage

In his majority opinion, Justice Anthony M. Kennedy said marriage "safeguards children and families and thus draws meaning from related rights of childrearing, procreation, and education."


Supreme Court Backs Affordable Care Act, Disparate-Impact Housing Claims

On two issues with implications for schools, health care and housing discrimination, the justices gave major victories to President Barack Obama's administration.


School, IQ Issues Central to Supreme Court Death-Penalty Ruling

The justices rule 5-4 that a Louisiana inmate deserves a chance to prove that he was intellectually disabled and thus ineligible for execution.


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