The justices declined to hear the appeal of the Ferguson-Florissant district over its at-large board elections, which lower courts invalidated as violating the Voting Rights Act.
The full U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit, in San Francisco, refuses to rehear a panel's decision striking down a California district's policy on board prayers.
The 9th federal Circuit Court ruled in an anti-discrimination case involving a 5th grade teacher the school did not qualify for a "ministerial exception."
In a reversal based on a recent U.S. Supreme Court decision, the New Mexico Supreme Court holds that a state textbook loan program may include those at private and religious schools.
Montana's highest court struck down a tuition tax-credit program that allowed tuition scholarships to benefit students at private religious schools as well as secular schools.
The U.S. Supreme Court will take up an issue that has figured in some key education cases, such as the Obama administration's informal guidance on transgender students in schools.
The U.S. Supreme Court considered whether nearly half the state of Oklahoma is still an American Indian reservation, with implications for taxation, education, and criminal justice.
A group of Pennsylvania high school students has appealed a lower-court ruling that upheld a district's policy of permitting transgender students to use facilities consistent with their gender identity.
In a decision that could affect small school districts, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 applies to political subdivisions no matter how many employees they have.
The justices turn away the appeal of a Hebrew-language teacher who claims she was fired in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.