May 2011 Archives

The justices sidestepped an important test of whether in-school questioning of students by the police and other authorities require a warrant by ruling that the case before it was moot.

Efforts to use the courts to reform public education have largely been a failure, says a political scientist who has closely studied school litigation.

The federal appeals court nominee has had extensive education-policy experience, but some of his views attracted opposition from Republicans.

A New York State school district was on solid legal ground when it barred a high school student newspaper from publishing a sexually explicit cartoon, a federal appeals court has ruled.

Georgia's highest court struck down a state law that created a commission with the authority to approve charter schools over the objections of local school districts.

A lecture at the U.S. Supreme Court recalls the story of the family that challenged Bible readings and the Lord's Prayer in their Pennsylvania public schools.

The Obama administration is advising schools of their obligations under federal law to enroll children regardless of their citizenship or immigration status.

A federal appeals court has returned to a lower court a race- and gender-conscious settlement plan covering testing, recruiting, and seniority of custodians in the New York City school system.

A federal appeals court has upheld the dismissal of a Wisconsin high school teacher for accessing pornographic images on his school computer, rejecting his claims that his school district retaliated against him for teachers' union activism.

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday refused to hear the appeal of a Texas high school cheerleader who was dismissed from the squad after she refused to cheer for a basketball player accused of sexually assaulting her.

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