U.S. Supreme Court to Weigh Proper Classification for Drawing Electoral Lines

In a case with implications for elected school boards, the justices will examine whether those apportioning electoral districts should consider total population or voters.


School District May Not Be Sued Under Racketeering Law, Appeals Court Rules

The federal court rules that the Houston Independent School District was not a proper defendant in a civil suit under the Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act.


Justices Decline to Hear Appeal of Dismissed New Orleans Teachers

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal on behalf of thousands of New Orleans teachers who were terminated after Hurricane Katrina.


U.S. Supreme Court Strikes Down Maryland Tax Provision

The justices ruled against a Maryland law that results in double taxation of income for some taxpayers, a decision that could reduce state and county funding for schools.


U.S. Supreme Court Declines to Take Up Special Education Case

Following the advice of the Obama administration, the justices turn away a case involving the "stay put" provision of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.


Student's Facebook Rant Against Teacher Is Free Speech, Judge Rules

A judge rules that an 8th grader's Facebook rant that his teacher "needs to be shot" was not a true threat of violence.


U.S. Supreme Court Considers Effects of Same-Sex Marriage on Children

The justices appeared sharply divided Tuesday over whether states must license same-sex marriages, with lengthy arguments often focusing on the effect of state policies on children.


Justice Sandra Day O'Connor Honored for Promoting Civics Education

The retired U.S. Supreme Court justice was lauded for founding iCivics, a program of online educational games to teach about government.


U.S. Supreme Court Declines Case on Race and Special Education

The justices declined to take a case involving allegations that a Pennsylvania district funneled a disproportionate number of African-American students into special education.


California State Appellate Court Upholds Public School Yoga Program

The district's use of yoga in its physical education classes does not impermissibly advance religion, despite yoga's roots in Hinduism, the state court rules.


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