February 2010 Archives

Civil Rights Case Has Implications for Schools

A case involving a special education teacher granted review this week by the U.S. Supreme Court has implications for school districts in lawsuits alleging violations of the constitutional rights of students or district employees.


Justices Decline School Board's Appeal in Bias Case

The U.S. Supreme Court today refused the hear the appeal of an Alabama school district in a case in which an employee successfully sued over claims that she was placed too low on the salary schedule.


Court Backs Student on Facebook Page Criticizing Teacher

A lawsuit challenging the discipline of a student for a Facebook page critical of a teacher may proceed, a federal judge ruled.


SCOTUSBlog Examines Brown v. Board of Education

The blog covering the U.S. Supreme Court has a week of programming examining the landmark decision outlawing racial segregation in the schools.


Court Backs Administrator's Search of Student Vehicle

An administrator's search of a student's car on school grounds need only meet the reasonable suspicion standard to be constitutional, New Jersey's highest court has ruled.


MySpace Parodies of Principals Yield Differing Court Rulings

Two panels of the same federal appeals court reached seemingly opposite conclusions today about whether parodies of school principals on MySpace created by students off campus are protected by the First Amendment.


Court Revives Teacher's Suit Over National-Origin Bias

A federal appeals court has revived the lawsuit of a teaching applicant who claimed national-origin discrimination because she was passed over for a job teaching Russian.


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