August 2011 Archives

A federal appeals court has allowed most of a white high school student's lawsuit alleging racial bias in his discipline over an altercation with a black student to move forward.


A state judge has issued an injunction blocking a Missouri law that would have barred teachers from communicating with students over Web sites such as Facebook and Twitter.


A California teacher is immune from a student's lawsuit claiming that the teacher's classroom comments were hostile to religion, a federal appeals court has ruled.


A federal appeals court has upheld the brief suspension of a middle school student who wrote a violent essay for a class assignment, saying that school administrators must have latitude to "distinguish empty boasts from serious threats."


A groundbreaking private school voucher plan adopted by a Colorado school district violates the state constitution, a state trial judge has ruled.


A school district is potentially liable in a federal civil rights suit for failing to protect a 4th grade girl from sexual assault by a man who checked her out of school without authorization, a federal appeals court has ruled.


A Delaware school board's practice of reciting prayers before public board meetings is unconstitutional, a federal appeals court has ruled.


A Missouri student discussed in an instant-message conversation with a friend his desire to get a gun and shoot several classmates at school.


A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit filed by the mother of a 7-year-old autistic child who was repeatedly locked in a dark isolation room at his school for misbehavior.


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