Times are tough, a California appellate court says, and the judiciary cannot compel state lawmakers to come up with nearly $1 billion to reimburse unfunded education mandates imposed on school districts.


A federal statute meant to give teachers and school administrators protection from legal liability over their efforts to maintain safe and orderly schools has been upheld against a constitutional challenge.


A former Utah middle school teacher who was acquitted on charges of sexually abusing one of her students is entitled under a state law to be reimbursed for her attorney's fees and court costs, the state's highest court has ruled.


A high school's policy of searching students who leave the campus and return during the school day does not violate the Fourth Amendment, a California state appellate court has ruled.


A federal appeals court has upheld the consideration of race in undergraduate admissions to the University of Texas at Austin.


The U.S. Supreme Court declined to take up a legal challenge to how Massachusetts handled a curriculum guide on genocide and human rights.


A student's vulgar insults of a teacher did not amount to "fighting words" and thus he could not be adjudicated under an Arizona law making it a crime to abuse school personnel, the state's highest court has ruled.


The New York City school district did not violate the privacy rights of a teacher when it publicly disclosed her medical condition, a federal appeals court has ruled.


In a case with implications for school board members, the Supreme Court will decide whether recusal restrictions on official voting raise free speech concerns.


Three Maine school district employees who were sued for defamation after they criticized a principal's actions should have been allowed to raise a defense under a state law limiting strategic litigation against public participation, or SLAPP suits, a federal appeals court has ruled.


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