A federal appeals court next week will take up a challenge to the University of Texas at Austin's consideration of race in the admissions process for some undergraduate applicants.

In a speech to the National Urban League, the U.S. Secretary of Education announced plans for an Equity and Excellence Commission to promote fiscal equity among schools.

The Senate Judiciary Committee today approved the nomination of Elena Kagan to the U.S. Supreme Court, with one Republican breaking ranks to vote yes.

Teachers' personal e-mails on school computers are not public records under Wisconsin law and need not be disclosed to records requesters, the state's highest court has ruled.

A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of Connecticut's lawsuit challenging the No Child Left Behind Act, although the court made clear that the state should be able to pursue some of its claims administratively against the U.S. Department of Education.

The Senate Judiciary Committee today delayed a vote on Elena Kagan's nomination to the U.S. Supreme Court for one week, under a request from Republicans.

A federal appeals court has ruled that a Texas school district violated the religious rights of an American Indian student when it sought to restrict how he wore his long, braided hair.

A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of the Texas Education Agency's science-curriculum director for sending e-mail critical of creationism.

Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan advanced views in two cases involving race in K-12 education that could lead to "racial engineering," a witness told the Senate Judiciary Committee.

Elena Kagan says religion cases are among the most contentious, but the Constitution is designed to guarantee that "you have full rights no matter what your religion."

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