March 2010 Archives

Nine Massachusetts teens are charged in the alleged bullying of girl who committed suicide, while a New York state school district settles a case over alleged gay and gender-identity harassment.

A federal judge said a lesbian student's free-speech rights were likely violated when her school district canceled a prom rather than let her attend with her girlfriend, but refused to order the school district to reinstate its sponsorship of the prom.

A federal appeals court has overturned a lower court's ruling that the state of Texas must improve its programs for English-language learners.

The U.S. Supreme Court ruled in favor of a student who had discharged his college loan interest in bankruptcy without having to prove he faced "undue hardship," as federal bankruptcy law requires.

Over a dissent, the U.S. Supreme Court today declined to take up a case about religious music at a public high school graduation.

Placing a child in a locked isolation room for misbehavior was "a recognized educational tool" and thus a parent who challenged the tactic first had to exhaust administrative remedies before suing, a federal appeals court ruled.

A prosecutor likely overstepped constitutional boundaries when he threatened a student with prosecution over alleged "sexting," a federal appeals court ruled.

The federal agency has determined that a New York City educator was illegally ousted from her job on the basis of race, religion, and national origin.

A federal appeals court upheld teacher-led recitations of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools.

The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to hear the appeal of the Boston Teachers Union over a state court injunction requiring union leaders to disavow its call for a vote on a one-day strike.

A federal appeals court upholds a ruling that challengers to a private school's policy of admitting only native Hawaiians may not pursue their legal challenge anonymously.

The Supreme Court takes up a major gun-rights case, and gets advice from the nation's third-largest school district.

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