Teacher Immune in Student's Swimming-Related Death, Appeals Court Rules

A gym teacher is not liable in the death of a non-swimmer who had to stay in the pool, where he ingested water into his lungs.


Appeals Court Upholds Ark. District's Effort to Block Interdistrict Transfers

The court upheld a district's decision to opt out of a school choice program; the district claimed it is still subject to a federal desegregation order.


Full Appeals Court Upholds Discipline of Student Over Violent Web Rap

The court holds that a Mississippi student's off-campus rap recordings that allude to shooting two teachers is not protected by the First Amendment.


Appeals Court Revives Suit of 8th Grader Used as 'Bait' to Catch Harasser

A federal appeals court revived an 8th grade girl's Title IX case against an Alabama district involving an alleged rape in a school bathroom.


Education Groups Issue Guide on Same-Sex Marriage and School Districts

School districts must provide spouses in same-sex marriages the same benefits as those for opposite-sex couples, according to a new guide from education groups.


Report Examines Prevalence of Race-Conscious College Admissions Policies

As the U.S. Supreme Court plans to revisit affirmative action in higher education, a new report sheds light on the use of race in admissions.


Appeals Court Rules Against Muslim Instructional Aide in Ohio District

A district had grounds to dismiss an imam from his middle school job for disregarding orders to stop leaving school early to conduct services at his mosque, a court says.


Appeals Court Upholds Florida Law on Using Test Scores in Teacher Evaluations

A federal appeals court has upheld a Florida law that requires teacher performance evaluations to be based in part on student test scores.


Appeals Court Revives Key Claim Against Arizona's Ethnic-Studies Ban

The federal 9th Circuit appeals court revives a challenge to a state law that prohibits a so-called ethnic studies curriculum.


Supreme Court to Reconsider Key Precedent on Teachers' Union Fees

The justices agreed to decide whether to overrule a nearly 40-year-old precedent that authorizes teachers' unions to collect service fees from those who refuse to join.


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