October 2009 Archives

A Fordham study says many states manage student databases in ways that threaten privacy.

The 6th Circuit deadlocks on a key challenge to the No Child Left Behind Act, thus upholding a lower court's dismissal of the case.

The suit alleges that a district violated the Americans with Disabilities Act by failing to assign the teacher to a classroom with natural light.

A federal district judge has dismissed a lawsuit alleging that the teacher-licensure test in Massachusetts discriminates against minorities and those whose second language is English.

Often, after big, complicated civil rights litigation in such areas as school desegregation and the reform of foster care, there is a second battle: over attorneys' fees for the prevailing party. The U.S. Supreme Court today took up an important question arising out of such battles: whether courts may award enhanced fees, above and beyond reasonable attorneys' fees based on hourly pay rates, when lawyers seeking institutional reforms do an exceptionally good job of making their case and bringing about improvements. A federal district judge in Georgia awarded lawyers who led a long legal battle to improve the state's ...

A federal district judge upheld the practice of schools leading the Pledge of Allegiance amid a challenge by parents who objected to exposing their children to the words "under God" in the pledge.

The U.S. Supreme Court denied review of several education appeals, including cases about the Pledge of Allegiance in schools, T-shirts bearing Confederate symbols, peer sexual harassment, and special education.

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