A federal appeals court has upheld a Texas school district's policy requiring school visitors to submit identification for a background check to gain access to secure areas such as hallways and classrooms.

A federal judge has ruled that a Texas school district violated the First Amendment's free speech clause when it removed an explicit religious message as one option for greeting cards selected by parents as part of a school fundraiser.

A group of Ethiopian and Somali refugee students who allegedly received inadequate educational services from an alternative high school in Minneapolis are not entitled to relief under federal and state civil rights laws, a federal appeals court has ruled.

A federal appeals court has reinstated an age-discrimination lawsuit filed by a school district administrator who was demoted amid questions from her superiors about when she was going to retire.

A state education commissioner's decision to alter an advisory curriculum guide on genocide and human rights in response to political pressure did not violated the First Amendment, a federal appeals court has ruled.

Proponents of Proposition 8 played on fears that schools would be required to teach children that gay marriage was OK if the California ballot inititiave was defeated, a federal judge concludes.

A federal appeals court next week will take up a challenge to the University of Texas at Austin's consideration of race in the admissions process for some undergraduate applicants.

In a speech to the National Urban League, the U.S. Secretary of Education announced plans for an Equity and Excellence Commission to promote fiscal equity among schools.

The Senate Judiciary Committee today approved the nomination of Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court, with one Republican breaking ranks to vote yes.

Teachers' personal e-mails on school computers are not public records under Wisconsin law and need not be disclosed to records requesters, the state's highest court has ruled.

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