The book says U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor circulated a fiery dissent after a majority planned to rule against a race-conscious admissions plan in 2012.
The justices ask the Obama administration if the high court should take up a case involving federal special education law and costs.
Although the high court justices have not heard a case involving school districts or school officials in five years, there are other cases worth watching.
The justices granted review of a case involving statements by children to teachers and others required by law to report suspected child abuse.
The federal appeals court ruled that a California district violated Title IX because one of its high schools provided unequal athletics participation opportunities for girls.
A full federal appeals court declines to rehear a case brought by California students barred from wearing American flag apparel during Cinco de Mayo.
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.