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.
A ruling by Utah's highest court will allow a lawsuit to go forward against a school district over the accidental gun death of a high school student.
A federal district judge has approved an agreement that permits an Ohio student to wear a pro-gay T-shirt to his high school whenever he chooses.
The U.S. Supreme Court declined review of a Kentucky high school sports rule that restricts the amount of merit-based financial aid students may receive and remain eligible for competition.
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday upheld a federal definition of a "child" that means twins born through in vitro fertilization after the death of their father may not claim Social Security survivors' benefits.
A federal appeals court has revived the pregnancy-discrimination lawsuit of a Florida teacher who was fired from a Florida Christian school purportedly because she had disobeyed "the word of God" by engaging in premarital sex.
The U.S. Department of Education on Tuesday issued a document that discourages schools from using restraints and seclusion on students.
It's only a matter of $1 in nominal damages, but the stakes in a Monday decision by a federal appeals court are much higher for litigation under the federal Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
A federal appeals court on Thursday chimed in again in a long-running dispute over whether the No Child Left Behind Act permits so-called intern teachers to be considered "highly qualified" under the law.
A federal appeals court has ordered a lower court to give greater scrutiny to a North Carolina school district's student-assignment plan, suggesting that the district's move away from racial diversity goals is inconsistent with a long-running court-supervised desegregation plan.