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.

The part of the U.S. Supreme Court's historic health-care decision holding that the that the new law's Medicaid expansion was unduly coercive on the states could have implications for federal education spending programs.

With the U.S. Supreme Court ruling Arizona's immigration law in mind, the state of Alabama will soon be filing new legal arguments defending its own law's requirement that schools check the immigration status of new students.

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of a Virginia high school student who received a long-term suspension for using a "pea-shooter" or "blowgun" to fire tiny plastic BB's during the lunch period. It also declined a case alleging retaliation over teacher speech, but it took up a case involving alleged racial harassment in university employment.

A sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the states may not mandate life-without-parole sentences for juvenile murderers.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday struck down most challenged provisions of Arizona's immigration law, a move that at the very least raises new doubts about school-specific measures, such as Alabama's requirement that school officials ask about the citizenship status of new students.

The high court on Thursday made it more difficult for public-employee unions to extract special fee assessments from non-members for expenses such as ballot battles.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled in two cases involving American Indian affairs and money flowing to education.

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