The justices in 1985 heard arguments about an Oklahoma law that barred speech by teachers "advocating, encouraging, or promoting" homosexuality.
The justices refused to take up a case involving students wearing American flag apparel and another on a church's right to use school buildings for weekend worship services.
The Ohio Supreme Court upheld a public-records request by a teachers' union president for the names of replacement teachers who served during a strike.
In a case watched by educators, the justices made it easier for pregnant workers to press discrimination claims when they have been denied accommodations.
The U.S. Supreme Court weighs whether Texas violates the rights of the Sons of Confederate Veterans by denying its request to be included in the state's specialty-license plate program.
The 5th Circuit has upheld a Texas school district's refusal to air a "Jesus Tattoo" ad on the video scoreboard of its large, high school football stadium.
The case involves "complaint-resolution proceedings" authorized under the main federal special education law.
The National School Boards Association worries, along with some justices on the high court,about the growing administrative power of the federal government.
The Obama administration filed a brief in the U.S. Supreme Court arguing that the state bans harm same-sex couples and their children.
A federal appeals court threw out a suit by a student arrested in the schoolyard death of a classmate, but whose charges were dropped.