February 2012 Archives

A federal appeals court reinstates a jury verdict on a key issue in favor of a white school district administrator in Arkansas who was demoted by a majority-black school board.


The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday declined to hear the appeal of a Washington state school district in a lawsuit brought by a mother challenging the use of an 'isolation room' for her autistic child.


In a dispute being closely watched by the K-12 community, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed on Tuesday to hear a major new case involving the consideration of race in college admissions.


A federal judge has issued an injunction barring a Missouri school district from allowing its Internet filters to block websites that offer positive viewpoints on gay people.


A Florida middle school student who cursed an administrative assistant and told her that "something bad" was going to happen to her that day did not commit an assault under state law, an appellate court has ruled.


A federal district judge said critics of his opinion in a case over the promotion of religion by a Texas school district "should be ashamed of themselves.


A federal appeals court has thrown out a class action on special education in the Milwaukee school district, holding that the suit didn't meet federal rules on defining a class of plaintiffs with common interests.


A federal appeals court rejects, among other arguments, the assertion that recognizing gay marriage means children would be taught that gay marriage is the same as traditional marriage.


A federal appeals court has reinstated a lawsuit that claims girls basketball at an Indiana high school receives less desirable scheduling than the boys team, in violation of Title IX.


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