Among the cases denied review as the U.S. Supreme Court opened its 2013-14 term were appeals involving special education, drug-detection dogs, and student religious speech at a graduation ceremony.
The judge said the challengers lacked standing because they had not suffered any injury under the regulations for the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974.
But at least one expert worries that the Obama administration is "in denial" about what the latest Supreme Court decision on racial diversity in college admissions means for the future.
The U.S. Department of Justice reports what it views as progress over the provision of information in the voucher dispute, but Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal blasts it as a "PR stunt."
Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal calls the Obama administration's legal intervention over the state's private school voucher program "cynical, immoral, and hypocritical."
Children mistakenly identified by their schools as having disabilities may not bring claims under the main federal special education law, a federal appeals court rules..
A federal appeals court has boosted free-speech protection for "teaching and writing on academic matters by teachers employed by the state."
The Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court takes up a challenge from atheists and humanists to a law requiring schools to lead daily recitations of the pledge.
A federal appeals court upheld the expulsion of a Nevada student who sent off-campus instant messages to his friends about his desire to bring weapons to shoot up his high school.
The state of Hawaii may not restrict special education to students age 20 and younger, a federal appeals court rules, because the state provides general secondary education diploma programs to adults.