A divided federal appeals court rejected a lawsuit alleging that a Pennsylvania district acted with racial bias when it disproportionately assigned African-American students to special education.
A federal district judge has thrown out the search of a Virginia student's cellphone by school administrators looking for evidence of illegal drugs.
Her refusal to say the Pledge of Allegiance in the 1930s led to a U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding the requirement that was later overruled.
New Hampshire's highest court threw out a challenge to tax credits for businesses that contribute to organizations offering tuition scholarships at private schools.
A federal judge rules that a key claim may move forward in a lawsuit over the federal health-care law's employer mandate by the state of Indiana and 39 of its school districts.
A federal judge rejects a motion from parents that he toss his earlier order over data sought by the U.S. Department of Justice.
In Education and the Media, my other blog for Education Week, I review interesting documentaries about schools and youth issues, among other things. Today I have a review of "15 to Life: Kenneth's Story," a documentary that is part of the "POV" series on PBS. The film is a look at one Florida prisoner sentenced to four life-without-parole sentences for armed robberies committed while he was 14 and 15. In its 2010 decision in Graham v. Florida, the U.S. Supreme Court held such life-without-parole sentences for non-homicide juvenile offenses to be a violation of the Eighth Amendment's bar on ...
The state's high court on Thursday upheld Act 10, which sharply curtails the collective-bargaining rights of teachers' unions and most other public-employee labor groups.
A teacher's blog containing disparaging descriptions of her students such as "jerk" and "dunderhead" was not protected free speech, a federal district judge ruled.
A Connecticut teacher whose hours and pay were cut in half was not entitled to notice and a hearing, a federal appeals court has ruled.