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Will SCOTUS keep passing on school district cases?

With the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS) set to open its October 2014-2015 term on Monday Oct. 6, one can only wonder if it will continue to pass on school district cases. According to Education Week’s analysis, it has been over five years since SCOTUS has decided on a case involving school districts or local public school officials.

National School Boards Association (NSBA) has filed several friend-of-the-court briefs over the past five years urging the justices to provide more guidance to schools in areas such as special education, student speech, and Internet speech. EdWeek cited NSBA General Counsel Francisco M. Negrón Jr., saying “[SCOTUS] still has this hesitancy to speak to the way technology functions in schools."

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