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When the Supreme Court first ruled on affirmative action

June 26, 2019 By NCC Staff

On June 26, 1978, the Supreme Court ruled in Regents of the University of California v. Bakke, laying the groundwork for educational standards that still exist today.

Survey: High school students, teachers differ on the First Amendment

December 6, 2018 By Scott Bomboy

A new Knight Foundation survey shows high school students compared with their teachers more strongly support certain First Amendment rights but have much less trust in the media than educators, especially when it comes to television.

West Virginia v. Barnette: The freedom to not pledge allegiance

June 14, 2017 By Symone Mazzotta

On June 14, 1943, the Supreme Court ruled that public school students cannot be forced to salute and pledge allegiance to the U.S. flag.

Podcast: Privacy, equality, and transgender students

March 30, 2017 By NCC Staff

Alexandra Brodksy of the National Women's Law Center and Gary McCaleb of the Alliance Defending Freedom discuss whether Title IX or the Constitution bans discrimination on the basis of gender identity.

Tinker v. Des Moines: Protecting student free speech

February 24, 2017 By Nicandro Iannacci

On February 24, 1969, the Supreme Court ruled that students at school retain their First Amendment right to free speech.

Hazelwood v. Kulhmeier: Limiting student free speech

January 13, 2017 By Maggie Baldridge

On January 13, 1988, the Supreme Court decided a First Amendment case with major consequences for student journalists.

Podcast: The state of campus free speech

November 24, 2016 By NCC Staff

Scholars and activists explore the future of free expression on university campuses.

New report examines the state of free speech on university campuses

October 20, 2016 By Chris Calabrese

Is free speech under threat? Or is the concern overblown?

California teacher tenure survives, but challengers persist

August 29, 2016 By Nicandro Iannacci

A high-profile legal challenge to teacher employment statutes in the state of California ended last week at the state’s highest court when a 4-3 majority declined to review the case.

How colleges investigate sexual assault on campus

June 16, 2016 By Lana Ulrich

Growing attention to the problem of sexual assault on college campuses has raised interesting constitutional concerns.

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