Elena Kagan, the U.S. solicitor general since last year, is a former dean of Harvard Law School who has championed nondiscrimination in education and improving access to college.
High school commencement season is fast approaching, and that is leading to legal disputes over public education and religion.
The highest court in Massachusetts has sided with a Cambodian refugee teacher in a dispute with her school district over whether she had sufficient fluency in English.
A federal judge has ruled that the University of Wyoming must allow education professor and 1960s radical William C. Ayers to speak at a university facility.
A court reinstated a Title IX lawsuit against a Florida district over its alleged mishandling of multiple sex-harassment complaints against the same teacher.
The U.S. Supreme Court today agreed to take up a California law that prohibits the sale or rental of violent video games to minors.
A federal appeals court has reinstated some free speech and retaliation claims by several teachers at a Colorado charter school.
The department's office for civil rights withdraws guidance issued under President Bush that permitted colleges to use student surveys to determine interest levels in particular sports.
The U.S. Supreme Court appeared sharply divided on whether public schools and universities may deny full recognition and benefits to student religious groups that require members to subscribe to their beliefs.
Goodwin H. Liu, a federal appeals court nominee with broad education policy experience, faced sharp criticism from Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee.