The Justice Department has withdrawn an Obama administration motion asking a federal appeals court to scale back a nationwide injunction blocking guidance on transgender students.
The same group behind the challenge to teachers' union service fees that ended in a U.S. Supreme Court deadlock last year has filed a new lawsuit.
A panel of the federal appeals court cites disruption to higher education as a reason for giving two states standing to challenge President Donald Trump's controversial order.
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.