Federal officials have released guidance on discipline in schools aimed at discriminatory and "exclusionary" policies. The departments of Justice and Education released the guidance this week clarifying how school districts can meet their obligations under Title IV and Title VI of the federal Civil Rights Act of 1964, which relate to fair and nondiscriminatory treatment among schools and recipients of federal aid. Education Week's Evie Blad has the story here, and this Education Department page has links to the guidance, a dear colleague letter to school administrators, and other materials. Meanwhile, the "PBS Newshour" had a fairly extensive report on ...


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A court ruling backs the ability of school administrators and security personnel to rely on anonymous tips to thwart potential school violence.


Several Roman Catholic schools have helped win a court order delaying the Obama administration's requirement for contraceptive coverage under the Affordable Care Act.


The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal seeking to hold a Pennsylvania school district responsible for repeated bullying of a high school student by one of her peers.


The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal on behalf of a student with Type I diabetes over a school's refusal to heat the boy's lunch.


A Pennsylvania district asked the U.S. Supreme Court to back its right prohibit students from wearing "I ♥ Boobies" breast-cancer awareness bracelets.


A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a school guidance counselor over a book he wrote that includes sexually frank relationship-advice for women.


In a case with implications for state spending on education, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up appeals by Amazon.com and Overstock. com over Internet sales taxes.


A Georgia law recently used by the governor to remove six members of a local school board is constitutional, the state's highest court has ruled.


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