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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.

January 14, 2015

Activists Cry Foul Over Second Ballot Measure on Mississippi K-12 Funding

State lawmakers are considering a ballot initiative on school funding that critics say is merely designed to block a citizen-sponsored measure up for voter approval this November.

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.

November 10, 2014

Colorado Voucher Lawsuit Gets a Date With the State Supreme Court

A school voucher program goes before the Colorado Supreme Court next month, three years after a judge first suspended the district-based pilot program.

October 30, 2014

Judge Approves Using Tax Dollars For Religious School Textbooks

The New Mexico state Court of Appeals has ruled that it is constitutional for the state to provide textbooks to private and religious schools. Meanwhile, the Washington Supreme Court hears legal arguments in a challenge to the state's charter law, and a Louisiana judge says a decision on a lawsuit over charter school funding will be coming soon.

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.

June 17, 2014

Free Speech at Issue in New York Cyberbullying Case

New York's highest court considers what is expected to be a landmark case for policies criminalizing cyberbullying.

June 13, 2014

Washington State's High Court Threatens Sanctions Over K-12 Finance Overhaul

Washington state's Supreme Court court has warned lawmakers that they could be held in contempt over K-12 funding, with a variety of possible sanctions.

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.

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