U.S. Supreme Court Declines Education Appeals as New Term Opens

The justices return to the bench after denying education appeals dealing with alleged disability discrimination, private schools, and school board politics.

Judge Rejects Suit to Let Teachers' Union Members Avoid Political Spending

A federal district judge has dismissed a lawsuit that sought to allow teachers to join unions but opt out of paying the portion of dues that go for political expenses.

Federal Judge Allows Lawsuit Over Student Trauma to Advance

The judge allows a novel lawsuit against the Compton district that calls for help for students who have faced violence and other trauma.

Teacher Is Immune in Suit Over Search of Student's Facebook Account

A federal appeals court rules that it was not clearly established that the teacher's search of the student's account would violate her rights.

Ohio Supreme Court Backs Charter-Management Firm in Contract Dispute

The court held that 10 charter schools must reimburse a school management company that formerly ran the schools for equipment purchased at taxpayer expense.

Teacher's Blog Disparaging Students Is Not Protected Speech, Appeals Court Rules

A federal appeals court rules that a teacher who disparaged students in personal blog posts was not protected by the First Amendment from dismissal.

Teacher's Claim of Bias Due to Hispanic Ethnicity Revived on Appeal

A federal appeals court reinstates a New York state teacher's lawsuit claiming he was discriminated against by his school district based on his Hispanic ethnicity.

Teacher Immune in Student's Swimming-Related Death, Appeals Court Rules

A gym teacher is not liable in the death of a non-swimmer who had to stay in the pool, where he ingested water into his lungs.

Appeals Court Upholds Ark. District's Effort to Block Interdistrict Transfers

The court upheld a district's decision to opt out of a school choice program; the district claimed it is still subject to a federal desegregation order.

Full Appeals Court Upholds Discipline of Student Over Violent Web Rap

The court holds that a Mississippi student's off-campus rap recordings that allude to shooting two teachers is not protected by the First Amendment.

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