The U.S. Supreme Court examines intelligence testing in the context of capital punishment and how the states define those with mental retardation, who cannot face that penalty.
The U.S. Supreme Court declined appeals from two California school districts of rulings that backed one-on-one classroom transcription services for two deaf or hard-of-hearing students.
The U.S. Supreme Court turned away an appeal from a German family that is seeking U.S. asylum because it contends that it faces persecution for home schooling in its native country.
A federal appeals court says the school faced disruption and the threat of violence when white students wore U.S. flag shirts to antagonize students of Mexican descent.
A federal appeals court strikes down an Indiana school district's policy requiring short hair for boys on the basketball team, ruling that it results in illegal sex discrimination.
A federal appeals court cast legal doubt on a Nevada school district's uniform policy, holding that requiring students to wear shirts with a leadership motto is a form of compelled speech.
A federal appeals court upheld the discipline of a Michigan student who allegedly tweeted a threat to stab another student and brought a steak knife to school.
In another setback for the political power of teachers' unions, a federal appeals court revived an Alabama law that bars payroll deductions for political contributions and activities.
New York City schools could face civil-rights liability for a teacher-certification test's racially disparate impact on black and Latino test-takers, a federal appeals court holds.
A federal appeals court will re-examine a case in which an 11-year-old California student who was being unresponsive to school officials was removed in handcuffs.