The U.S. Supreme Court will hear arguments remotely in May, including on whether religious schools are exempt from employment discrimination claims brought by lay teachers.
Students at United Nations International School had a special guest as coronavirus concerns force them to converge on Zoom: U.S. Supreme Court Justice Stephen G. Breyer.
The court revived a lawsuit claiming that Mississippi's lack of a "uniform" education system violates the 1868 federal law that readmitted the state to the Union.
In a case in which several of its decisions on religious speech in public schools were cited, the U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear a challenge to a public transit agency's exclusion of religious advertising.
The justices delay their April arguments because of coronavirus, which delays a few cases of interest to educators. But opinions are still expected in the term's biggest education cases.
The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 6th Circuit rules that an Ohio school district and several employees are not liable for a 5th-grader's sexual assault of a kindergartner on a school bus.
An Ohio appellate court struck down a district's policy allowing staff members to carry concealed weapons in school with 24 hours of "active shooter/killer training."
A panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit says a California high school music group's use of the song "Magic" was "transformative" and did not violate copyright.
The Presbyterian minister's efforts in 1964 to send his son to an integrated school in Charlotte, N.C., led to a landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision upholding busing as a desegregation tool.
In two cases with potential implications in education, the justices helped employers in lawsuits over race-discrimination in contracting, and bolstered states against suits over copyright infringement.