Louisiana Ordered to Provide Voucher Data to U.S.

In a long-running dispute, a federal judge has ordered Louisiana to provide annual data to the federal government on the students participating in the state's private school voucher program.


Appeals Court Backs N.Y.C. Ban on Worship Services in Schools, Again

A federal appeals court, ruling for the sixth time in a long-running case, has upheld the New York City school system's rules against opening its school facilities to weekend worship services.


Principal Immune From Parent's Speech Lawsuit, Court Rules

A federal appeals court rules that a school principal is immune from a parent's lawsuit after he was barred from distributing religious messages in school.


Teachers' Unions Slam Campaign-Finance Ruling

Leaders of the American Federation of Teachers and National Education Association warn that the U.S. Supreme Court decision will give wealthy donors greater influence over politics.


Supreme Court Declines to Hear Catholic Schools' Health-Law Challenge, For Now

The justices decline to hear an early-stage appeal from a group of Roman Catholic schools on whether religiously affiliated groups must comply with the contraceptive-coverage requirements of the Affordable Care Act.


Appeals Court Rejects Latest Challenge to Corporal Punishment

A federal appeals court rejected the lawsuit of a Mississippi 8th grader whose paddling in school led to a broken jaw and shattered teeth.


Supreme Court Declines District's Appeal in 'Boobies' Student-Speech Case

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up a Pennsylvania school district's appeal involving the right of students to wear "I ♥ Boobies" breast-cancer awareness bracelets.


A Daughter's Facebook Post Costs an Educator $80,000

A Facebook post by the daughter of a Florida educator cost the father $80,000 out of a larger settlement of an employment discrimination suit against a private school.


Justices Weigh IQ Tests' Role in Death-Penalty Cases

The U.S. Supreme Court examines intelligence testing in the context of capital punishment and how the states define those with mental retardation, who cannot face that penalty.


School Appeals Declined on Services for Deaf, Hard-of-Hearing Students

The U.S. Supreme Court declined appeals from two California school districts of rulings that backed one-on-one classroom transcription services for two deaf or hard-of-hearing students.


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