The justices will hear arguments in the major case over transgender rights in school and U.S. Department of Education authority to interpret its own regulations.
The president names a judge who has ruled on a variety of education issues to fill the seat left open by the death of Antonin Scalia.
The 3rd Circuit ruling allows refugee students to transfer from an alternative school for underachievers to a school with special help for English-language learners.
The three federal appeals court judges being talked about as finalists for the vacancy have faced a wide range of K-12 school issues.
In a case being watched for free speech implications in education, the justices weigh whether an Asian-American rock band may trademark the name "The Slants."
The justices debate the meaning of various words and phrases that might be used in a standard affecting thousands of students with disabilities.
Sen. Jeff Sessions, R-Ala., the nominee for U.S. attorney general, was also asked about special education and the schooling of undocumented immigrant children at his confirmation hearing.
The Obama administration tells the 5th Circuit that its guidance on transgender restroom use at public schools is non-binding on states and school districts.
The former superintendent alleged in a civil case that two district officials participated in a malicious prosecution of him over alleged financial improprieties.
The court refused to block an injunction requiring an Ohio district to allow an 11-year-old transgender girl to use the girls' restroom at school.