A school resource officer did not have probable cause to search of a student's backpack and, thus, an air pistol that turned up had to be suppressed in a criminal proceeding, Washington state's highest court has ruled.

A federal appeals court has ruled for the publisher of the Philadelphia Inquirer newspaper in a key battle in a defamation suit brought by a charter school management company.

A Wisconsin school district's use of a Christian church for its high school graduation ceremonies violated the Constitution, a federal appeals court has ruled.

The U.S. Supreme Court has set oral arguments for Oct. 10 in the case challenging race-conscious admissions at the University of Texas at Austin. They will take place smack in the middle of the final weeks of the presidential campaign.

An Education Week story examines the ways the Supreme Court's health-care decision may encourage the states to challenge conditions imposed by federal education laws passed under Congress's spending authority.

A federal appeals court has upheld a South Carolina school district's "released-time" program in which students go off-campus for religious instruction but receive academic credit at their public schools.

The part of the U.S. Supreme Court's historic health-care decision holding that the that the new law's Medicaid expansion was unduly coercive on the states could have implications for federal education spending programs.

With the U.S. Supreme Court ruling Arizona's immigration law in mind, the state of Alabama will soon be filing new legal arguments defending its own law's requirement that schools check the immigration status of new students.

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of a Virginia high school student who received a long-term suspension for using a "pea-shooter" or "blowgun" to fire tiny plastic BB's during the lunch period. It also declined a case alleging retaliation over teacher speech, but it took up a case involving alleged racial harassment in university employment.

A sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court on Monday ruled that the states may not mandate life-without-parole sentences for juvenile murderers.

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