The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear the appeal of parents who challenged a South Carolina school district's program of "released-time" for off-campus religious instruction with public school credit.


The justices have agreed to take up a major case involving the Voting Rights Act of 1965 with potential implications for school districts.


The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday heard arguments in two cases with potential implications for the use of drug-sniffing dogs in public schools.


The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday took up a copyright case with potential implications for educational publishers, librarians, teachers, and students.


A Texas state judge on Thursday issued a temporary injunction allowing a group of cheerleaders to continue to display banners with Christian messages at high school football games.


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.


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