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September 04, 2014

Throwback Thursday: Student-Cellphone-Search Lawsuit Still Resonates

A 2009 lawsuit filed by the ACLU highlighted a still-evolving legal issue: When can school administrators search students' cellphones and social media accounts?

August 28, 2014

Mississippi Districts Sue State for Underfunding

A group of 14 districts is asking the state to pay the $115 million they say they have been owed since fiscal year 2010.

June 30, 2014

School-Funding Lawsuit Rekindles Longstanding Fight in Colorado

A group of Colorado districts and the state PTA have started a new fight over K-12 finance, saying the state is failing to adhere to its constitutional funding mandate.

February 21, 2014

North Carolina Voucher Program Suspended

A superior court judge in North Carolina has ruled to suspend the voucher program until a pair of lawsuits challenging it have been resolved.

February 20, 2014

Judge Declines to Dismiss North Carolina Voucher Lawsuit and Other Voucher News

While the North Carolina voucher program makes its way through the legal system, lawmakers in Alaska and Indiana debate voucher programs there.

December 13, 2013

Kansas City, Mo., Schools Ask Court to Hold Off on Student Transfer Law

The Kansas City school district will ask a court to stop transfers out of the district, mandated by a 1993 law, while the Missouri Board of Education considers a pending request to grant the district provisional accreditation.

December 12, 2013

Core of Washington State's Charter Law Upheld, Attorney General Says

A judge has ruled that most of the charter school law in Washington state is constitutional, striking down one provision of the law, according to the state's attorney general.

December 11, 2013

New Lawsuit Challenges Constitutionality of N.C. Voucher Program

A new lawsuit claims that the newly established voucher program in North Carolina violates the state's constitution.

November 18, 2013

Common Core Faces Kentucky Legal Challenge, Questions About 'Rebranding'

A lawsuit challenging the validity of common core has been filed in Kentucky, while state chiefs continue to grapple with public perceptions of the standards.

November 15, 2013

Arkansas Reaches Possible End of Desegregation Settlement, Payments

Arkansas and three school districts, including Little Rock, have agreed to a proposal that could end a decades-old desegregation settlement.

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