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Transparency legislation has been introduced in Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, North Carolina, Ohio and West Virginia.

Children are headed back to the classroom and finding themselves in Ground Zero of a culture war that has produced a torrent of legislative skirmishes over what teachers can say about race and gender — but may be getting in the way of addressing students’ more serious problems. Read more»

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A First Circuit decision that Indian tribes can be sued for ignoring the rules of federal bankruptcy law - an issue that has divided other federal appeals courts - could prompt the U.S. Supreme Court to take up the matter and resolve it once and for all. Read more»

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