In a busy day for education-related cases at the U.S. Supreme Court, the justices on Monday declined to hear the state of Connecticut's challenge to the federal No Child Left Behind Act.


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.


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