February 2011 Archives

The U.S. Supreme Court today declined to hear the appeal of a high school student who claimed that his free speech rights were infringed when administrators refused to let him return to school to address allegations that he had made a racially insensitive comment about another student.


A Tennessee school district's program of random drug testing of its teachers was constitutionally flawed, a federal district court has ruled.


In a busy day for education-related cases at the U.S. Supreme Court, the justices on Monday declined to hear the state of Connecticut's challenge to the federal No Child Left Behind Act.


Times are tough, a California appellate court says, and the judiciary cannot compel state lawmakers to come up with nearly $1 billion to reimburse unfunded education mandates imposed on school districts.


A federal statute meant to give teachers and school administrators protection from legal liability over their efforts to maintain safe and orderly schools has been upheld against a constitutional challenge.


A former Utah middle school teacher who was acquitted on charges of sexually abusing one of her students is entitled under a state law to be reimbursed for her attorney's fees and court costs, the state's highest court has ruled.


A high school's policy of searching students who leave the campus and return during the school day does not violate the Fourth Amendment, a California state appellate court has ruled.


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