Texas Cheerleaders' Suit on Religious Banners Is Reinstated

The state's highest court has revived a lawsuit brought by cheerleaders who were barred, for a time, from displaying banners with religious messages at school football games.


Supreme Court Extends Parole Rights to Juvenile Murderers Sentenced to Life

The justices made retroactive their decision of four years ago barring life-without-parole sentences for murders by all but the most incorrigible juvenile offenders.


U.S. Supreme Court Weighs Indian Case With Implications for Schools

The justices consider an Indian tribe's assertion of authority on a part of its reservation settled by non-Indians, and what that means for schools.


Supreme Court Weighs Case on Politics and Patronage in Local Government

In a case that could as easily have come from public education, the justices consider whether a police detective's First Amendment rights were violated.


Justices Ask Obama Administration to Weigh In on Special Education Case

The U.S. Supreme Court seeks input in a dispute over whether a girl with cerebral palsy could bring her service dog to school.


U.S. Supreme Court to Weigh Obama Deferred-Action Immigration Policy

The case may also affect a related policy regarding undocumented children and is connected to a larger debate over immigration that has drawn in students, educators, and schools.


U.S. Supreme Court to Weigh Church-State Aid Case With Potentially Broad Impact

The justices will hear the appeal of a Lutheran church denied a grant from a state program to use recycled tires to build safer playgrounds.


Supreme Court Declines to Take Up Case on Mandatory Reporters of Child Abuse

The justices refuse to hear a case on the legal protections for teachers, school administrators and others required under state laws to report suspected child abuse.


Teachers' Unions Get Cold Reception at U.S. Supreme Court

Teachers' unions were on the defensive as conservative justices appeared open to overruling a key precedent that authorizes public-employee unions to collect fees from non-members.


Appeals Court Rejects Suit Over Special Education Restraint Techniques

A 6th Circuit panel says a teacher's alleged techniques involving gagging and restraints were inappropriate, but did not rise to the level of constitutional violations.


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