The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of a Virginia high school student who received a long-term suspension for using a "pea-shooter" or "blowgun" to fire tiny plastic BB's during the lunch period. It also declined a case alleging retaliation over teacher speech, but it took up a case involving alleged racial harassment in university employment.


A sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the states may not mandate life-without-parole sentences for juvenile murderers.


The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down most challenged provisions of Arizona's immigration law, a move that at the very least raises new doubts about school-specific measures, such as Alabama's requirement that school officials ask about the citizenship status of new students.


The high court on Thursday made it more difficult for public-employee unions to extract special fee assessments from non-members for expenses such as ballot battles.


The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in two cases involving American Indian affairs and money flowing to education.


The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to step back into the issue of race-conscious actions by school districts to promote student racial diversity.


Thirty years ago this week, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a state may not deny access to a basic public education to any child, whether that child is present in the country legally or not, a decision with fresh resonance today.


The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to step into a thorny case involving the free-speech rights of elementary school students and the potential legal liability of school administrators who try to limit religious speech.


A federal district judge has struck down a 23-year-old Arkansas public school choice law because some student transfers between districts are barred on the basis of race.


The U.S. Supreme Court's 2011-12 term is not likely to be considered a landmark one for education law, but a pair of pending appeals in school cases would, if granted, make the court's next term much more interesting.


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