Those challenging teachers' unions agency fees ask the U.S. Supreme Court to rehear their case once a new justice is confirmed.
A school district must reinstate a counselor who clashed with her principal over a student's desire to terminate her pregnancy, the New Hampshire high court rules.
A federal appeals court restores most of the verdict awarded to a Texas family who sued over alleged physical abuse of a student with severe physical disabilities.
The U.S. Supreme Court holds that states and local jurisdictions may use total population to draw electoral districts, rejecting an argument for basing the lines on voter population.
Other cases involving public employee unions and agency fees for non-members are in the pipeline, and could reach the court in a year or two.
The split announced Tuesday affirms a federal appeals court ruling that lets teachers' and other public employee unions continue collecting service fees from non-union members.
The justices appeared sharply divided over whether religious schools must take action if they want to opt out of providing contraceptive services under the Affordable Care Act.
The justices unanimously upheld the right of a tribe in Nebraska to impose a liquor tax, in a case watched by school districts on or near American Indian reservations.
Merrick Garland, a federal appeals court judge, has also been a lawyer in private practice, a federal prosecutor, and a U.S. Justice Department official.
James E. Ryan, dean of the Harvard Graduate School of Education, aims in his blog to ask the right questions about school policy.