NSBA Legal Clips
Archived entries for diversity

Federal appellate court rules Tennessee district’s student assignment plan does not violate African-American students’ equal protection rights

The Sixth Circuit has ruled that a Tennessee school district’s student assignment plan does not violate African-American students’ Fourteenth Amendment equal protection rights.

Continue reading...

U.S. Supreme Court hears oral arguments in Texas affirmative action case

On October 10, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Fisher v. University of Texas. The question before the eight justices is whether UT’s admissions process permitting the consideration of race/ethnicity as part of a holistic evaluation of a candidate’s application is constitutional.

Continue reading...

The case of affirmative action in enrollment practices is set to be heard by the U.S. Supreme Court

As reported in Education Week, the future of affirmative action in education – not just for colleges but potentially for K-12 schools as well – may be on the line when the U.S. Supreme Court takes up a race-conscious admissions plan from the University of Texas next month.

Continue reading...

NAACP’s federal complaint claims entrance exam for New York City’s elite schools is racially discriminatory

Reuters reports in the Huffington Post that the NAACP has lodged a complaint with the U.S. Department of Education charging that the admissions test for New York City’s specialized high schools discriminates against African-American and Latino students.

Continue reading...

Kentucky Supreme Court rules district’s student assignment plan does not violate state statute regarding enrollment in neighborhood schools

In a 5-2 decision, the Kentucky Supreme Court has ruled that Jefferson County Public Schools’ student assignment plan does not violate a state statute providing for where parents may enroll their child, but not where they may necessarily attend school.

Continue reading...

Sua Sponte: NSBA urges U.S. Supreme Court to preserve public education diversity options

On August 13, 2012, NSBA, along with the College Board and eleven other education organizations, filed an amici curiae brief in Fisher v. University of Texas, now before the U.S. Supreme Court, to assist the Court in its review of the decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit that upheld the constitutionality of the college’s admissions process permitting the consideration of race/ethnicity as part of a holistic evaluation of a candidate’s application.

Continue reading...

Civil rights group plans to appeal ruling that Nashville district’s attendance zone policy does not intentionally discriminate against African-American students

Nashville Public Radio reports on wpln.org that the Nashville, Tennessee chapter of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People plans to appeal a state court ruling that Nashville Metro Schools’ attendance zones do not intentionally discriminate against African-American students.

Continue reading...

U.S. Supreme Court declines to review federal appellate court’s ruling that a Pennsylvania district’s redistricting plan does not violate African-American students’ constitutional rights

MainLineMediaNews.com reports that the United States Supreme Court has declined to hear the appeal in the Lower Merion School District redistricting case.

Continue reading...

Federal appellate court rules district that has not achieved unitary status must show student assignment plan is consistent with controlling desegregation order

In a 2-1 split, a three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit (MD, NC, SC, VA, WV) has ruled that a federal district court erred when, in examining the plaintiffs’ motion for injunctive and other relief for an alleged breach of a settlement agreement and consent order, it failed to apply, and require a North Carolina school district to rebut, the presumption that any racial disparities in its 2011-2012 assignment plan resulted from the school board’s prior unconstitutional conduct in operating a racially segregated school district.

Continue reading...

Class action suit over Nashville district’s student assignment plan goes to trial

The Tennessean reports that a class action suit charging that Metro Nashville school district’s redistricting plan catered to white families and rezoned black students out of affluent, higher-achieving schools is set to go to trial this week.

Continue reading...

Page 1 of 3123

 



NSBA

Copyright © National School Boards Association. All rights reserved.
1680 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314
Phone: (703) 838-6722 Fax: (703) 683-7590 E-mail: info@nsba.org

RSS Feed.