The U.S. Supreme Court took up an appeal about disparaging names, part of a debate that includes American Indian names and mascots at high schools.
The justices will consider the level of education benefit a child must receive for a district to have complied with the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
A federal appeals court ruled that a teacher who allowed a stranger to take a student, who was then sexually assaulted, is not entitled to immunity.
The court holds that a 7th-grader's sexual harrassment of two younger students in a park adjacent to their school was not protected off-campus speech.
The Gloucester County district formally asked the justices to clarify whether schools must allow transgender students to use the restrooms corresponding to their gender identity.
The federal 3rd Circuit appeals court in Philadelphia reinstates a lawsuit challenging a 60-year-old monument displaying the Ten Commandments at a Pennsylvania high school.
The justices's 5-3 vote means the district will not have to allow a transgender student to use the restroom of his choice in September.
In two Fourth Amendment rulings, the court denies immunity for an administrator in the strip-search case, but upholds breath tests at the prom.
The federal appeals court in Denver holds that the officer was entitled to immunity over the arrest of a student who was disrupting his class with "fake burps."
A federal appeals court panel in New Orleans says the district is not entitled to summary judgment over some claims by an employee who alleges her supervisor verbally harassed her.