A case involving a special education teacher granted review this week by the U.S. Supreme Court has implications for school districts in lawsuits alleging violations of the constitutional rights of students or district employees.

The U.S. Supreme Court today refused the hear the appeal of an Alabama school district in a case in which an employee successfully sued over claims that she was placed too low on the salary schedule.

A lawsuit challenging the discipline of a student for a Facebook page critical of a teacher may proceed, a federal judge ruled.

The blog covering the U.S. Supreme Court has a week of programming examining the landmark decision outlawing racial segregation in the schools.

An administrator's search of a student's car on school grounds need only meet the reasonable suspicion standard to be constitutional, New Jersey's highest court has ruled.

Two panels of the same federal appeals court reached seemingly opposite conclusions today about whether parodies of school principals on MySpace created by students off campus are protected by the First Amendment.

A federal appeals court has revived the lawsuit of a teaching applicant who claimed national-origin discrimination because she was passed over for a job teaching Russian.

A teacher's union grievance complaining that administrators failed to discipline a student who threw books at him was not protected speech, a court ruled.

An Illinois school district that allegedly concealed a teacher's record of sexually abusing students was not liable when the teacher continued to abuse students in another community, a federal appeals court has ruled.

A sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court today overturned limits on spending by corporations and labor organizations, including teachers' unions, on political communications.

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