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November 03, 2014

Maryland Parents Seeking Legislation to Shift IEP 'Burden of Proof'

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

Supreme Court Turns to Administration for Opinion on Special Education Case

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

Four Cases for Educators to Watch in the New U.S. Supreme Court Term

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

Supreme Court Will Hear Case With Potential Impact on Schools, Social Media

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

U.S. Education Department Upholds Standing of Affirmative-Action Policies

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

District Seeks Supreme Court Review in 'Boobies' Bracelets Case

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

Education Groups Issue Guide on Same-Sex Marriage Ruling

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

Nashville Student Assignment Case Turned Down by Supreme Court

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

Supreme Court Returns Affirmative Action Case to Lower Court

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.

October 11, 2012

Is Scholastic Using Teachers as Salespeople? Justices Won't Rule

Justices declined to hear Scholastic's appeal of the state's decision that ruled teachers as "representatives" for the company.

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