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July 9, 2018
How school desegregation efforts could change, or not, after DeVos’s move to scrap Obama-era guidance on race
The Trump administration’s decision to withdraw guidance dealing with race in school admissions last week wasn’t just about…
June 28, 2018
Will they stay or go: New York City teachers ponder relationship with union post-Janus
The predictions are dire: After the Supreme Court ruled this week that public employees can’t be forced to pay fees to unions, labor…
June 27, 2018
Colorado teachers unions will feel a limited impact from the Supreme Court’s Janus decision
Colorado’s teachers unions have been living in a post-Janus world for decades.
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June 27, 2018
Supreme Court decision in Janus deals blow to nation’s teachers unions
The ruling means that states and school districts will no longer be able to require employees to pay negotiating fees — which could hurt membership and power.
June 18, 2018
5 ways ‘Janus’ Supreme Court ruling could affect Illinois schools
The U.S. Supreme Court is poised to decide a historic case that could shift the political landscape and dampen union power –…
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February 22, 2018
New York City teachers union braces for Supreme Court ruling that could drain money and members
The impact will be felt especially by the UFT, the largest union local in the country.
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March 29, 2016
Teachers unions dodge a bullet with Supreme Court’s split decision
The city and state unions called the decision a win, but warned that their fight is not over.
April 1, 2011
A change in admissions policy transforms HS prep program
Responding to criticisms of a program created to diversify the city’s elite high schools, school officials are highlighting a surprising fact: The program no longer gives special preference to the black and Hispanic students it was built to serve. The city launched the Specialized High School Institute in 1995 to help get more black and Hispanic students admitted to schools such as Stuyvesant and Bronx Science. Black and Hispanic specialized high school applicants who attended the institute have been more likely to get in than those who didn’t attend. But fewer black and Hispanic students have gotten that chance since a 2007 lawsuit forced the city to give equal access to the program to all students. Department officials drew attention to the policy change after the Daily News reported last week that fewer black and Latino students who completed the program last year scored high enough on the city’s high school exam to be admitted to elite schools. Indeed, the new policy appears to have transformed the makeup of the institute. Between 2009, when students admitted prior to the policy change completed the program, and 2010, Hispanic enrollment dropped by more than half, from 414 to 155, while Asian enrollment more than doubled, from 156 to 481.
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