March 2011 Archives

A federal appeals court has ruled that tenured Chicago teachers laid off last year for economic reasons have a due-process right to show they are qualified for vacancies in the school district.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday agreed to decide whether a private school teacher involved in secular and religious instruction falls under a widely recognized exception to employment-discrimination laws for ministers and other church leaders.

The U.S. Supreme Court appeared sharply split over a case about the police interrogation at school of a 13-year-old student suspected of committing neighborhood thefts.

A U.S. Supreme Court case raises the question of whether the First Amendment's petition clause provides protections for the workplace grievances of teachers and other public employees.

Nearly 40 years after the justices ruled that the Amish did not have to send their children to high school, a scholar reflects on the case of Wisconsin v. Yoder and some of its surprising legacies.

Over a vigorous dissent by one judge, a full federal appeals court on Monday refused to reconsider a panel's decision that upheld a Tennessee school district's prohibition on any student display of a Confederate flag.

A federal judge has dismissed a lawsuit seeking to allow a Kansas school district to raise local taxes beyond what the state school finance system permits.

A federal appeals court has upheld the discipline of a Mississippi student accused of hacking into the computer system of his middle school and initiating a brief "denial of service" attack.

A federal appeals court has upheld damages awards to two Illinois students who were barred by school officials from wearing T-shirts that said "Be Happy, Not Gay" to protest a day meant to promote gay tolerance.

The U.S. Supreme Court today took up what could potentially bea a major test of the rights of children when interacting with the police and other government investigators in schools.

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