The justices take up a case that includes a Facebook reference to shooting up a school. Was it a true threat, or a "therapeutic" vent?
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December 02, 2014
November 03, 2014
A 2005 U.S. Supreme Court decision placed the burden of proof in individualized education program disputes with the party that's bringing the complaint--usually the parents.
October 06, 2014
The high court, while not promising to hear the case, has asked the Solicitor General's office its opinion on a case related to the "stay put" provision of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.
October 06, 2014
Although the high court justices have not heard a case involving school districts or school officials in five years, there are other cases worth watching.
June 16, 2014
The justices agreed to weigh the free speech rights of those who make threats or deliver violent rants on social media such as Facebook.
May 06, 2014
In a May 6 "dear colleague" letter, the federal education department upheld the rights of schools to use affirmative-action policies despite a Supreme Court ruling in April.
December 07, 2013
A Pennsylvania district asked the U.S. Supreme Court to back its right prohibit students from wearing "I ♥ Boobies" breast-cancer awareness bracelets.
October 31, 2013
Three groups have collaborated on a guide to help school administrators with the changes that bring new benefits to same-sex couples who are legally married.
October 15, 2013
The high court rejected an appeal from African American parents that a student assignment plan for the district led to resegregation of the school district.
June 24, 2013
The high court rules 7-1 that the Fifth Circuit court did not use the right legal standard in deciding that the University of Texas at Austin could use a race-conscious policy to admit some freshmen.