Education Law

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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Rich resources of private schools give pupils educational advantage
November 5, 2019
Pupils in private schools do significantly better at A-levels compared to those in similar state schools -- according to the first known study into the current performance gap in upper secondary education in England.
Taking into account factors including academic achievements prior to...
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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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Should preschool writing be more communication and less ABCs?
October 29, 2019
Writing instruction in early education should be about more than letter formation and penmanship, argue Michigan State University researchers who found preschool teachers don't often encourage writing for communication purposes.
"Few teachers in this study think about writing as commu...
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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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Physical activity in lessons improves students' attainment
October 15, 2019
Students who take part in physical exercises like star jumps or running on the spot during school lessons do better in tests than peers who stick to sedentary learning, according to a UCL-led study.
The meta-analysis of 42 studies around the world, published in , aimed to assess the b...
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U.S. Supreme Court Deals With Two Cases Affecting Teacher-Retirement Plans
October 15, 2019



Retired teachers from Washington state and Puerto Rico had the attention of the U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday, however briefly or tangentially.
In one case, the justices declined to take up a case involving the accrual of interest in the Washing...
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