If school administrators are going to get all their guidance on education law issues from the Supreme Court, they're "going to have a lot of difficulties," says Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr.
The Arizona case is highly complex and quirky, but it holds important implications for other states and for educators across the nation.
The court rules with a surprising degree of unanimity.
School authorities violated a teenager's rights by strip-searching her, but can't be sued in this instance. And in a separate case, the court sided with Arizona's schools chief, who was challenging an order to provide adequate funding for ELLs.
The justices will next convene on Thursday, June 25, to issue decisions on Flores and Sanford
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled today that the main federal special education law authorizes reimbursement for private school tuition under the proper circumstances, even when a child has never previously received special education services in a public school. The court's 6-3 decision came in Forest Grove School District v. T.A. (Case No. 08-305). I'll have more on that decision shortly here on the blog. In a decision in another case of interest to school districts, the justices raised questions about the constitutionality of a key provision of the Voting Rights Act of 1965 but stopped short of invalidating ...
The U.S. Supreme Court today made it more difficult for workers to win age-discrimination claims, in a case being watched by at least one major education group.
A teacher convicted of having sex with a 16-year-old student should have been allowed to raise the defense that the relationship was consensual, the Georgia Supreme Court has ruled.
The U.S. Supreme Court today entered what are likely to be the final two weeks of its 2008-09 term without issuing any rulings in three important education cases pending before the justices.
The California Supreme Court this week declined to hear a challenge to a race-conscious student assignment plan adopted by the Berkeley Unified School District.