The nation's legacy of sending American Indian children to federal boarding schools to "civilize" them is a backdrop for a wrenching custody case in the U.S. Supreme Court.

School officials likely violated the First Amendment rights of a Florida student barred from engaging in a silent protest against anti-gay bullying, a federal judge ruled.

A New Mexico district did not violate students' rights when it barred them from distributing anti-abortion "fetus dolls," a federal appeals court ruled.

A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit alleging retaliation against a family over its demands for how a child with diabetes would be accommodated in school.

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of a teacher who was dismissed in part because she acknowledged having a gun at home and no hesitation to use it.

A federal appeals court has ruled that a school administrator's search of text messages on a student's cellphone violated the Fourth Amendment.

A school nurse who conducted a visual inspection of a student's genitals was immune from a lawsuit challenging the action as an illegal search, a federal appeals court has ruled.

A federal appeals court has upheld a South Carolina school district's restrictions barring a student from wearing Confederate flag T-shirts to school.

In a case with potential implications for the schools, the justices held that the police use of a trained dog to sniff outside a home for the presence of illegal drugs constitutes a search.

The U.S. Supreme Court took up the issue of same-sex marriage, with advocates and the justices expressing various concerns about the effects of such unions on the children of gay parents.

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