Wisconsin Supreme Court Upholds Law Curbing Public Unions

The state's high court on Thursday upheld Act 10, which sharply curtails the collective-bargaining rights of teachers' unions and most other public-employee labor groups.


Teacher's Blog Posts Slamming Students Not Protected, Judge Rules

A teacher's blog containing disparaging descriptions of her students such as "jerk" and "dunderhead" was not protected free speech, a federal district judge ruled.


Appeals Court Rejects Suit by Teacher Whose Job Was Cut in Half

A Connecticut teacher whose hours and pay were cut in half was not entitled to notice and a hearing, a federal appeals court has ruled.


Appeals Court Rejects D.C. Teacher's Speech-Retaliation Suit

A federal appeals court has ruled against a Washington teacher who contends he was dismissed in retaliation for blowing the whistle on alleged test tampering.


Appeals Court Again Upholds Race in Admissions at University of Texas-Austin

The divided ruling sets the stage for the closely watched affirmative action case to return to the U.S. Supreme Court.


N.Y. High Court Rejects Local Law Against Cyberbullying

The court threw out the conviction of a high school student who had posted photographs on Facebook with vulgar descriptions of his classmates.


Narrow Supreme Court Ruling Has Public Unions' Nonmember Fees on Thin Ice

The justices rule in a case that was being closely watched by the teachers' unions because it challenged a key precedent on public-employee collective bargaining.


Appeals Court Revives Georgia Educator's Speech-Retaliation Suit Against District

The 11th Circuit court revives the lawsuit filed by a Clayton County, Ga., educator who lost his job over a comment he made while serving as the state president of the teachers' association.


U.S. Supreme Court Strongly Backs Cellphone Privacy

In a case with implications for students, school administrators, and police in schools, the justices unanimously held that a police search of an arrestee's cellphone requires a warrant.


EPA Regulation of School Emissions Unlikely Under Supreme Court Ruling

The Environmental Protection Agency will not be regulating schools over the emission of greenhouse gases such as carbon dioxide anytime soon under the ruling.


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