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.

A full federal appeals court has agreed to hear fresh arguments in a case weighing whether elementary school students have First Amendment rights to distribute items with religious messages to their classmates.

The lawsuit alleged that the nation's largest teachers' union aggressively marketed retirement annuities that charged fees that were ten times as much as those for comparable products.

The general counsel of the National School Boards Association is asking the U.S. Department of Education to reconsider and clarify some of its recent guidance to schools on bullying and harassment.

An elementary student and his father sued their school district, alleging that the boy's school wasn't offering the amount of gym required by state law. Now, a state appellate court has largely agreed.

For the justices, sympathies in the immigration debate are sometimes revealed by the language they use.

Just in time for the holiday season, a federal appeals court has given a boost to parents and children who challenged a Texas school district's refusal to allow elementary school students to distribute items with Christmas and other religious messages at school parties and events.

In a decision with potential implications for school districts, the U.S. Supreme Court has strengthened protections against municipal liability in federal civil rights lawsuits.

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal of a Michigan special education teacher who claimed she was fired for complaining that the size of her teaching caseload kept her from providing the proper amount of instruction to each student.

A high school gang was an "organization" within the meaning of New York state's anti-hazing law, and a prospective member of the gang may not consent to being hazed, a state appellate court has ruled.

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