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Unrelenting New Orleans special education problems alleged in new court filings

New filings in a major special education lawsuit allege that New Orleans schools still struggle to educate students with disabilities almost three years after the start of the case and almost eight years into a nationally unprecedented decentralization of the city's school system.

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Complaint: Florida schools’ race-based achievement goals discriminate

Setting less ambitious academic achievement goals for black and Hispanic students in Florida is discriminatory, according to a civil rights complaint filed Friday with the U.S. Department of Justice.

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Bridgeport schools chief Paul Vallas allowed to stay in job during appeal

Bridgeport's embattled school superintendent, Paul Vallas, will get to stay on the job this fall as the Connecticut Supreme Court considers his case.

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Segregation lawsuit against North Carolina school district begins in federal court

Nearly 60 years after the U.S. Supreme Court struck down racial segregation in public schools, lawyers are set to square off in a federal courtroom in eastern North Carolina over whether the effects of that Jim Crow past still persist.

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Texas truancy law challenged

Texas adult courts saw about 113,000 truancy cases against children ages 12 through 17 in 2012—more than double the number of truancy cases prosecuted in the other 49 states combined

Family can sue school over suicide, Del. high court says

The Delaware Supreme Court has ruled that a couple has sufficient grounds to sue a school district, high school, and school counselor for the 2009 suicide of their 16-year-old grandson.

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Lawsuit over Missouri classroom drug search taken to highest court

Three years ago, Connor Mizer was sitting in a third-floor classroom at Central High School when a lock-down drill was announced.

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Judge rejects claim that yoga in schools is religious instruction

A San Diego Superior Court judge Monday rejected a claim by parents in the Encinitas elementary school system that teaching yoga in the schools is an improper attempt at religious indoctrination.

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