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Child sex abuse cover-up

BROOKLYN — A federal court in New York allowed Child Victim Act claims to proceed against a prep school, its former headmaster and a former coach for allegedly conspiring to cover up the sexual abuse of a group of men who had attended the school between 1966 and 1991. The officials’ arguments against the law’s constitutionality are unavailing.

Civil rights groups ask feds to look into Texas takeover of Houston schools

Of 15 school districts the Texas Education Agency has taken control of or threatened to, all but one was majority-Black or Latino, the groups told the Justice Department.

Federal court blocks pair of Indiana laws opposed by teachers unions

The laws would have required teachers and schools to adhere to stricter procedures to authorize the deduction of union dues from a teacher’s paycheck.

Discrimination against migrants

EL PASO, Texas — A federal judge granted a preliminary injunction in a lawsuit challenging the Education Department’s evaluation process for the Fulbright-Hays Doctoral Dissertation Research Abroad Fellowship, which does not award applicants any points for proficiency in their native language.

Covid-19 tuition refund

CHICAGO — The Seventh Circuit revived a class action against the Illinois Institute of Technology seeking a partial refund of tuition and fees due to the cancellation of in-person classes during the Covid-19 pandemic.

3 children, 3 adults killed at Christian school in Nashville

The tragedy unfolded over roughly 14 minutes.