A federal appeals court today and struck down a federal rule that lets teachers working towards alternative certification be considered "highly qualified" under NCLB even if they are just making "satisfactory progress" towards certification.


Separate lawsuits have been settled over a principal's search of a student's cell phone that turned up nude photos and the use of 'aversive therapies' at a special needs school.


It seems that one way or another, the controversy over the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools is headed back to the U.S. Supreme Court.


The lawsuit says fees charged by districts for classroom materials and extracurricular activities violate the California Constitution's guarantee of free public education.


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.


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