A Missouri student discussed in an instant-message conversation with a friend his desire to get a gun and shoot several classmates at school.


A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit filed by the mother of a 7-year-old autistic child who was repeatedly locked in a dark isolation room at his school for misbehavior.


Connecticut's highest court has barred a lawsuit by a principal dismissed from a Roman Catholic elementary school on the basis that the suit would require judicial interference in the church's selection of its religious leaders.


A federal appeals court has upheld the school discipline of a student who allegedly bullied a classmate with an Internet page describing her as a "slut" with herpes


A federal appeals court has revived a job-discrimination lawsuit filed by a female building engineer in the Chicago school system, saying it can go to trial.


A federal appeals court on Tuesday held that lower-court supervision of a desegregation decree for the Tucson, Ariz., school district, must continue in a case that began 37 years ago.


Education Week has a new compilation of articles about religion in the schools, geared to teachers, administrators, school law experts, researchers, and others.


A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a lawsuit by a Texas mother who challenged her daughter's failure to make the high school cheerleading squad amid alleged harassment by a member of the squad.


A Washington state teacher did not violate the due-process rights of a student with developmental disabilities who had sexual encounters in a bathroom with another special education student, a federal appeals court has ruled.


The U.S. Supreme Court's recently concluded term generated significant rulings for the rights of children, school board members, school employees, and litigants seeking to challenge aid to private schools.


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