Education Law

U.S. Supreme Court Hears Gun-Rights Case That Resonates in Education Circles
December 2, 2019



In a gun-rights case being watched closely in education circles, some conservatives on the U.S. Supreme Court seemed inclined on Monday to expand the scope of the Second Amendment to protect gun rights outside the home, but it was unclear whether there...
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Education, Other Advocacy Groups Chime In on N.Y.C. Gun Case in Supreme Court
November 26, 2019


Advocacy groups that emerged from mass school shootings in recent years are seizing an opportunity to urge the U.S. Supreme Court not to broaden the Second Amendment right to bear arms.
The groups have filed friend-of-the-court briefs in a potentially m...
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Appeals Court Revives Suit on Football Pre-Game Prayers in State Championship
November 18, 2019


November and December are a big time for state football playoff finals and championships in most of the country. One aspect of the 2015 Division 2A Florida state football championships is still being fought in the courts.
It has nothing to do with the r...
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U.S. Supreme Court Declines Gunmaker’s Appeal in Sandy Hook Shooting Case
November 12, 2019


The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear the appeal of gun manufacturer Remington Arms Co. of a decision by Connecticut's highest court allowing some claims in a lawsuit stemming from the 2012 mass shooting in Newtown, Conn., to proceed
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Justices Weigh DACA as Students, Educators Join Throngs Outside Court
November 12, 2019




The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday took up the Trump administration's decision to unwind deportation relief for nearly 700,000 undocumented immigrants who came to the United States as children, with challengers appearing to face an uphill battle to convinc...
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Brains of girls and boys are similar, producing equal math ability
November 8, 2019
In 1992, Teen Talk Barbie was released with the controversial voice fragment, "Math class is hard." While the toy's release met with public backlash, this underlying assumption persists, propagating the myth that women do not thrive in science, technology, engineering and mathematic (STEM) fields...
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Screen-based media associated with structural differences in brains of young children
November 4, 2019
A new study documents structural differences in the brains of preschool-age children related to screen-based media use.
The study, published in , shows that children who have more screen time have lower structural integrity of white matter tracts in parts of the brain that support lan...
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One of the most challenging problems in educational policy and practice
October 31, 2019
Language proficiency has an important influence on learners' ability to answer scientific questions a new joint study by Lancaster and Sheffield Universities has found.
And this is particularly challenging for children from homes where English is not their first language -now a signif...
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Rethinking the role of technology in the classroom
October 22, 2019
Preparing elementary school students for active citizenship in an increasingly digital world requires introducing them to the latest technologies, but engaging those same kids in the classroom and involving their parents and caregivers in the process is more than a matter of providing children wi...
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