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.

A Maine school district discriminated against a transgender student by barring her from the girls' restroom after earlier allowing her to use it, the state's highest court ruled.

The justices took up a case with the potential to shake up the collective bargaining landscape for teachers unions and other public-employee labor groups.

The justices added two issues to their docket with potential implications for education, one involving speech protection for testimony by public employees, the other about police searches of cellphones.

In a contentious case on speech near abortion clinics, the parties point to a pair of cases on protests outside schools decided on the same day in 1972.

Two federal courts recently issued important rulings affecting race and education that aim to move parts of the country beyond racial considerations.

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