A consent decree that shields three Los Angeles schools from layoffs because of their young teaching staffs potentially infringes the seniority rights of other teachers, a California appellate court has ruled.

The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that a school district faces potential liability for misstating the employment record of a teacher who had been disciplined for sexual misconduct to an inquiring district, where the teacher was hired and went on to sexually abuse students.

A federal appeals court has revived the lawsuit of a school bus driver trainee who alleges she faced disability discrimination because she was born without a left hand.

Competitive cheerleading is still not a recognized intercollegiate sport, and thus opportunities on a team do not count for the purpose of compliance with Title IX, a federal appeals court has ruled.

A school resource officer did not have probable cause to search of a student's backpack and, thus, an air pistol that turned up had to be suppressed in a criminal proceeding, Washington state's highest court has ruled.

A federal appeals court has ruled for the publisher of the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper in a key battle in a defamation suit brought by a charter school management company.

A Wisconsin school district's use of a Christian church for its high school graduation ceremonies violated the Constitution, a federal appeals court has ruled.

The U.S. Supreme Court has set oral arguments for Oct. 10 in the case challenging race-conscious admissions at the University of Texas at Austin. They will take place smack in the middle of the final weeks of the presidential campaign.

An Education Week story examines the ways the Supreme Court's health-care decision may encourage the states to challenge conditions imposed by federal education laws passed under Congress's spending authority.

A federal appeals court has upheld a South Carolina school district's "released-time" program in which students go off-campus for religious instruction but receive academic credit at their public schools.

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