The Clearing House
As 2012 came to a close, the re-election of President Obama assures the continuation of state waivers to No Child Left Behind (NCLB), the use of student growth modeling to make teacher and administrator employment decisions, and more accountability measures for PK-12 public schools and public and private institutions of higher education. The inexplicable school shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Connecticut, once again opened the political discussion about school safety. The reauthorization of Individuals with Disabilities Education Improvement Act of 2004 (IDEIA) looms on the horizon. The U.S. Supreme Court has once again ventured into the divisive affirmative action and university admissions debate by choosing to rule in Fisher v. University of Texas. These events, and many others, pose difficulties for secondary schools and institutions of higher education. This special issue of The Clearing House focuses on the many changes that have occurred recently in school law.
Surface, Jeanne L.; Stader, David; and Armenta, Anthony, "Changing Times in School Law - Introduction" (2014). Educational Leadership Faculty Publications. 30.