The Supreme Court's sharply divided ruling yesterday that rejected integration plans based on race in two major public school districts has raised the stakes for education technology leaders to ensure that all students have equitable access to technology--and the opportunities it affords.

"The court's ruling ... sends K-12 policy makers back to the diversity drawing board," said Maureen Dwyer, a partner in Pillsbury Winthrop Shaw Pittman's education practice and managing partner of the law firm's Washington, D.C., office.

"The Supreme Court has upheld public education agencies' pro-diversity motives, while striking down anything...

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