U.S. Supreme Court Case Highlights Housing-Education Links

The justices took up a case about lawsuits over racially discriminatory effects in housing, which has implications for education in two distinct ways.


U.S. Supreme Court to Weigh Right to Gay Marriage

The justices will decide whether states must recognize same-sex unions, a contentious issue that has had implications for schools, students, and families.


School District Not Liable in Student's ATV Death

A federal appeals court ruled in the case of a Texas high school student killed while assigned to work at a teacher's farm.


Appeals Court Upholds N.Y. School Vaccination Requirements

The court says that it is well-settled that requiring vaccinations to attend school is within the "police power" of the states.


Louisiana School Board Member's Bribery Conviction Upheld

A federal appeals court upheld the bribery conviction of a board member who had demanded money from a candidate for district superintendent.


Appeals Court Backs Student Over Violent Rap Produced Off Campus

The court ruled that a high school student's rap song using vulgar and violent lyrics to criticize two male coaches at his school, is protected the First Amendment.


Appeals Court Upholds Police Restraint of 9-Year-Old Student

The court says an officer's use of a "twist-lock" to restrain a boy suspected of stealing a school iPad did not violate the Constitution.


Supreme Court Weighs Alabama Diesel Tax That Hits Railroad, Aids Schools

The justices took up a railroad's challenge to a tax on diesel fuel that goes primarily to public education in the state.


U.S. Supreme Court Weighs School Threats on Social Media

The justices take up a case that includes a Facebook reference to shooting up a school. Was it a true threat, or a "therapeutic" vent?


Appeals Court Backs Whistleblower in Philadelphia School District Case

A federal appeals panel denies immunity to three officials of the Philadelphia district over a whistleblower's revelation about a no-bid contract for security cameras.


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