A Washington State teachers union has agreed to settle the last remnant of a long-running legal battle over non-member "agency" fees that improperly went for political purposes.
A federal appeals court allows the state's efforts to trim 17 days from the school year and furlough teachers to deal with a budget crisis. A challenge was filed on behalf of students in special education.
Nine Massachusetts teens are charged in the alleged bullying of girl who committed suicide, while a New York state school district settles a case over alleged gay and gender-identity harassment.
A federal judge said a lesbian student's free-speech rights were likely violated when her school district canceled a prom rather than let her attend with her girlfriend, but refused to order the school district to reinstate its sponsorship of the prom.
A federal appeals court has overturned a lower court's ruling that the state of Texas must improve its programs for English-language learners.
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a student who had discharged his college loan interest in bankruptcy without having to prove he faced "undue hardship," as federal bankruptcy law requires.
Over a dissent, the U.S. Supreme Court today declined to take up a case about religious music at a public high school graduation.
Placing a child in a locked isolation room for misbehavior was "a recognized educational tool" and thus a parent who challenged the tactic first had to exhaust administrative remedies before suing, a federal appeals court ruled.
A prosecutor likely overstepped constitutional boundaries when he threatened a student with prosecution over alleged "sexting," a federal appeals court ruled.
The federal agency has determined that a New York City educator was illegally ousted from her job on the basis of race, religion, and national origin.