High Court Denies Appeals on Student Speech, Church Services at Schools

The justices refused to take up a case involving students wearing American flag apparel and another on a church's right to use school buildings for weekend worship services.


Ohio Top Court Requires Disclosure of Replacement Teachers' Names After Strike

The Ohio Supreme Court upheld a public-records request by a teachers' union president for the names of replacement teachers who served during a strike.


U.S. Supreme Court Backs Worker in Pregnancy-Bias Case

In a case watched by educators, the justices made it easier for pregnant workers to press discrimination claims when they have been denied accommodations.


Case on Confederate-Flag License Plates Has Implications for Speech in Schools

The U.S. Supreme Court weighs whether Texas violates the rights of the Sons of Confederate Veterans by denying its request to be included in the state's specialty-license plate program.


Appeals Court Upholds District's Refusal to Air 'Jesus Tattoo' Ad

The 5th Circuit has upheld a Texas school district's refusal to air a "Jesus Tattoo" ad on the video scoreboard of its large, high school football stadium.


Districts May Not Sue States Over IDEA Procedures, Appeals Court Rules

The case involves "complaint-resolution proceedings" authorized under the main federal special education law.


School Boards' Group Wary of High Court Decision on Federal Agencies' Rules

The National School Boards Association worries, along with some justices on the high court,about the growing administrative power of the federal government.


Administration, Teachers' Unions Back Challenge to Same-Sex Marriage Bans

The Obama administration filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court arguing that the state bans harm same-sex couples and their children.


Court Tosses Wrongful-Arrest Suit in School Death

A federal appeals court threw out a suit by a student arrested in the schoolyard death of a classmate, but whose charges were dropped.


Appeals Court Upholds Race-Bias Verdict in Superintendent's Case

A federal appeals court upheld a finding of race discrimination in an Arkansas district's firing of its superintendent, but it reduced his damages award.


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