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A judge in Northern California refused to mandate the use of student test scores in teacher evaluations.
A transgender student in Wisconsin won a federal injunction preventing his school from requiring him to use a separate restroom from other students.
Ending a nearly 80-year-long practice of applying separate rules to agricultural workers, California Gov. Jerry Brown signed into law a bill granting agricultural laborers the same right to overtime pay as most other hourly workers. More than 825,000 laborers are expected to benefit.
A Connecticut judge issued a sweeping school funding decision that ordered the state to re-examine virtually the entire education system to tackle deep-rooted inequities.
The National Labor Relations Board has ruled that graduate students who work as teaching and research assistants at private universities are school employees who can join or form unions.
The Southern Poverty Law Center is suing Mississippi over charter-school funding, describing it as an unconstitutional scheme that diverts public tax dollars from traditional public schools.
The Black Male Education Research Collection is an online resource for researchers, journalists and policymakers.
Eight states will work collaboratively to create and implement plans to encourage social and emotional learning in their schools as part of the Chicago-based Collaborative for Academic, Social and Emotional Learning.
A California Supreme Court majority declined to hear Vergara v. California, the case that challenged teacher tenure and other job protections for teachers.
The Kansas Supreme Court ruled on May 27 that the state Legislature had failed to equitably fund public schools, giving the state until June 30 to fix its financing system or face a court-ordered shutdown of schools.
The largest labor federation in the United States on June 16 endorsed Hillary Clinton for president of the United States, vowing to throw the full weight of more than 50 unions representing about 12.5 million workers behind her candidacy.
Republican Gov. Rick Snyder signed a $617 million bailout and restructuring of the debt-ridden Detroit Public Schools district.
The I Can charter school network and teachers at three of its just-unionized schools reached agreement on June 6 on their first contract.
Education reformers spent big ahead of California’s June primary, and preliminary results show the millions paid off with all the candidates they supported advancing to November’s general election.
A federal court ordered the Cleveland School District in Mississippi to consolidate its majority black secondary schools with historically white schools, ending a five-decade legal battle.
Eleven states have sued the Obama administration over its directive to let transgender students use public school bathrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.
An analysis of state test data by the Hechinger Report and the Courier-Journal of Louisville, Kentucky, showed that the achievement gap between white and black children in reading and math has widened since Kentucky adopted the Common Core Learning Standards in 2010.
The Obama administration has introduced a new rule that will provide overtime pay to millions of currently ineligible workers as of Dec. 1.
A former official of the Detroit Public Schools has been charged with pocketing nearly $1.3 million, money that was supposedly spent on tutoring services.
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An arbitrator has ordered the Los Angeles Unified School District to pay $7.1 million to a San Fernando Valley charter school for failing to provide the school with rent-free classroom space, as required by state law.