The issue is significant not only for school employment but also for whether a related federal law would protect students on the same basis.

A federal district judge holds that the requirement that girls wear skirts and may not wear shorts or pants violates the U.S. Constitution's equal-protection clause.

The justices appeared divided about when judges should defer to a federal agency's interpretation of its own regulations, an issue that has come up in several education issues.

The court rules against an Oregon student whose journal said 22 fellow students "Must Die." The student, who had a rifle and ammunition at home, said he was merely venting his anger.

The state's highest court allowed some claims brought on behalf of relatives of victims of the 2012 mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School to proceed against the firearms industry.

A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 8th Circuit ordered an injunction against a Minnesota athletic authority's rule barring boys from dance teams.

Idaho's highest court says teachers are not public figures and a former teacher need not prove that news outlets acted with malice in stories about sexual misconduct.

In a case whose outcome may be felt in the public schools, the U.S. Supreme Court weighed the status of a 94-year-old cross memorializing a Maryland county's World War I dead.

The Supreme Court said a lower court was wrong to rely on the vote of a judge who had died by the time his opinion in the case was released.

The court revives the suit of a Chicago school building engineer who alleges that his supervisor addressed him with a racial slur and other racially charged language.

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