A student web site containing racist and sexist content caused disruption at a Missouri high school and was likely not protected speech under the First Amendment, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Conservatives on the U.S. Supreme Court came out aggressively today against the race-conscious admissions plan at the University of Texas at Austin, while liberals raised jurisdictional issues and defended affirmative action.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to step into a controversy over state taxation of the longtime practice of classroom catalog sales of books to students.
I have a story in this week's issue of Education Week about a recent conference at the University of Missouri-Kansas City bringing together participants from several landmark U.S. Supreme Court cases on school speech. The story is headlined "Symposium Revisits Landmark Student-Speech Cases," and it should be freely accessible for a few days by clicking on this link. The conference was attended by John and Mary Beth Tinker, of Tinker v. Des Moines Independent Community School District; Mary Kuhlmeier Frey of Hazelwood School District v. Kuhlmeier; and various participants from Bethel School District v. Fraser (including a video appearance ...
With the U.S. Supreme Court about to take up a case involving race preferences in college admissions, a report issued Thursday by the Century Foundation called for more state universities to turn to class- and income-based forms affirmative action to maintain student diversity.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the appeal of two school district employees in Kansas who sought to use the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act to revive their claims of age discrimination in employment.
A state judge has struck down key provisions of the 2011 Wisconsin law that curtailed the collective-bargaining rights of teachers and other public employees.
A Wisconsin school district is not liable for damages under Title IX to a student who was sexually abused by a teacher because officials did not have actual notice of the misconduct, a federal appeals court has ruled.
Can Kellogg's Frosted Mini-Wheats help children with their attentiveness in school? The cereal maker's claims led to a class action alleging false advertising.
A federal appeals court has revived the First Amendment retaliation lawsuit of an Illinois teacher who contends he was fired after raising public concerns about an alleged student threat against him.