A federal appeals court has ruled against an Idaho teacher who was dismissed after she let her teaching certificate lapse, despite her claim that a mental disability kept her from completing college coursework necessary for the re-certification

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal of a small church that has battled the New York City school system for 17 years over the right to use a school facility for weekend worship services.

The Obama administration has issued guidance stressing the ways schools and colleges may legally take race into account in making student assignment and admissions decisions.

The Obama administration is urging the U.S. Supreme Court not to take up an appeal from a school district ordered to provide compensatory tutoring because it failed to identify a student's disability.

A federal law designed to expand the scope of federal job-discrimination protections cannot help save the age-bias claims of two school maintenance workers who were reassigned to lower-paying positions, a federal appeals court has ruled.

The National Education Association and two other education groups have filed a friend-of-the-court brief criticizing Alabama's immigration law as being "about the power of fear."

School efforts to regulate T-shirts with potentially disruptive messages prompt two rulings by separate federal courts; administrators prevail in one, but suffer a setback in the other.

A prominent federal appeals court judge said in a speech that courts should defer more to school administrators and that students should "learn to roll with the punches" and not be hypersensitive about political or religious messages they might find offensive.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear appeals concerning mandated vaccines in public schools and a school district's refusal to allow a religious group's fliers to be sent home with students.

A high school newspaper's parody editions did not violate an Iowa student free expression statute, and reprimand given to the faculty adviser had to be removed, a state appellate court has ruled.

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