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.

New Jersey's highest court has upheld a law and regulations that curb unused sick leave and certain other benefits for school administrators in the state.

A federal appeals court has upheld U.S. Department of Education regulations that interpret the main special education law as not covering a process for optimizing cochlear implants used by deaf children.

In a case being watched in education circles, the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday appeared inclined to back the state of Arizona on at least one provision of its controversial immigration law.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday takes up the legal challenge to Arizona's tough immigration law, with observers watching for implications for schools in the state and across the nation.

In a case watched closely by school districts, the U.S. Supreme Court held that individuals working temporarily for local governments are entitled to seek the same immunity from lawsuits that government officers enjoy.

A school resource officer's search of a student that turned up illegal drugs and drug paraphernalia was reasonable under the legal standard for searches by school officials and did not have to meet the higher threshold of probable cause, the court rules.

A federal appeals court has rejected efforts by a group of California high school and college students to do away with Proposition 209, the 16-year-old state constitutional amendment that bars racial preferences in public education and other areas.

A federal judge has upheld some provisions of a Wisconsin law that curtailed the collective-bargaining rights of public-employee unions, including those representing teachers, but struck down others.

The U.S. Supreme Court considered whether upholding an expansion of the Medicaid program would give the federal government limitless powers to impose conditions on the states when they accept money in other areas, such as education.

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