A federal appeals court has ruled that a Texas school district violated the religious rights of an American Indian student when it sought to restrict how he wore his long, braided hair.


A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of the Texas Education Agency's science-curriculum director for sending e-mail critical of creationism.


Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan advanced views in two cases involving race in K-12 education that could lead to "racial engineering," a witness told the Senate Judiciary Committee.


Elena Kagan says religion cases are among the most contentious, but the Constitution is designed to guarantee that "you have full rights no matter what your religion."


The Supreme Court nominee praised her former mentor at her confirmation hearing and said principles of Brown v. Board of Education "are still relevant today."


Elena Kagan sparred sharply this morning with the ranking Republican on the Senate Judiciary Committee over her handling of military recruiters while she was dean of Harvard Law School.


No one slid by in Gloria Kagan's classes, Elena Kagan said at her confirmation hearing this morning.


UPDATED: In a case that attracted wide interest from college groups, K-12 education associations, and religious rights advocates, the U.S. Supreme Court said today that a law school can deny recognition to a Christian student group that refuses membership to gays. In Christian Legal Society v. Martinez (Case No. 08-1371), the Supreme Court weighed whether public schools and universities may deny full recognition and benefits to student religious groups that require members to subscribe to their beliefs. The case involved a dispute between the University of California's Hastings College of Law in San Francisco and the law school's chapter ...


U.S. Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan dealt with K-12 testing, race in education, and a policy against social promotions in e-mails sent during her days in the Clinton White House.


In a case watched by public education groups, the U.S. Supreme Court upheld a city's search of text messages on a police officer's government-provided pager, but stopped short of a broad ruling on electronic communications in the government workplace.


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