New Mexico Court Tosses Student Confession on Alcohol at School

The state high court threw out a high school student's admission about drinking because he received no warning of his right to remain silent.


Appeals Court Rejects Police Handcuffing of Elementary Student

The 9th Circuit federal appeals court rules against officers in the handcuffing of an 11-year-old who was unresponsive to a school official at recess.


Parents Potentially Liable for Son's Fake Facebook Account, Georgia Court Rules

A state appeals court says parents of a 7th grader who created a fake Facebook account mocking a classmate are potentially liable for negligence.


Fiery Draft Dissent by Sotomayor Influenced Race Case, New Book Says

The book says U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor circulated a fiery dissent after a majority planned to rule against a race-conscious admissions plan in 2012.


Supreme Court Seeks U.S. Views in Special Education Case

The justices ask the Obama administration if the high court should take up a case involving federal special education law and costs.


Four Cases for Educators to Watch in the New U.S. Supreme Court Term

Although the high court justices have not heard a case involving school districts or school officials in five years, there are other cases worth watching.


Supreme Court to Weigh Use of Child's Statement to Teachers on Alleged Abuse

The justices granted review of a case involving statements by children to teachers and others required by law to report suspected child abuse.


9th Circuit Backs Girls' Softball Players in Title IX Suit

The federal appeals court ruled that a California district violated Title IX because one of its high schools provided unequal athletics participation opportunities for girls.


A Sharp Dissent Over a School's Curb on American Flag Shirts

A full federal appeals court declines to rehear a case brought by California students barred from wearing American flag apparel during Cinco de Mayo.


Appeals Court Rejects Suit Alleging Race Bias in Special Education Placements

A divided federal appeals court rejected a lawsuit alleging that a Pennsylvania district acted with racial bias when it disproportionately assigned African-American students to special education.


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