A federal appeals court has revived the First Amendment retaliation lawsuit of an Illinois teacher who contends he was fired after raising public concerns about an alleged student threat against him.
August 2012 Archives
A federal appeals court has ruled that the Minneapolis school district likely engaged in impermissible viewpoint discrimination when it barred a religious club for elementary students from an after-school program open to other community groups.
A Colorado school district's use of a special desk with a restraining bar did not violate the federal constitutional rights of a young student with disabilities, a federal appeals court has ruled.
A federal appeals court has upheld a $200,000 damages award against a Tennessee school district in a case involving incidents of student-on-student sexual harassment in a middle school gym locker room.
A federal appeals court has rejected qualified immunity for a Connecticut teacher and principal in a case in which a black kindergarten student and his parents allege that the educators were deliberately indifferent to repeated instances of racial harassment of the boy by his classmates.
A federal appeals court has blocked Alabama's requirement that schools check the immigration and citizenship status of new students, ruling that the provision violates the 14th Amendment's equal-protection clause.
A federal appeals court has upheld a New York state prohibition on the use of "aversive interventions" such as electric shock, food limitations, and restraints in schools, including for children with disabilities being served in out-of-state schools that have permitted such practices.
A full federal appeals court has decided to take up the question of whether a school district may bar "I ♥ Boobies" breast cancer awareness bracelets.
President Obama's administration is supporting the race-conscious admissions system at the University of Texas at Austin, telling the U.S. Supreme Court that the educational benefits of diversity are critical to the national interest in the areas of defense, homeland security, commerce, and education.
A consent decree that shields three Los Angeles schools from layoffs because of their young teaching staffs potentially infringes the seniority rights of other teachers, a California appellate court has ruled.
The Illinois Supreme Court has ruled that a school district faces potential liability for misstating the employment record of a teacher who had been disciplined for sexual misconduct to an inquiring district, where the teacher was hired and went on to sexually abuse students.
A federal appeals court has revived the lawsuit of a school bus driver trainee who alleges she faced disability discrimination because she was born without a left hand.
Competitive cheerleading is still not a recognized intercollegiate sport, and thus opportunities on a team do not count for the purpose of compliance with Title IX, a federal appeals court has ruled.
A school resource officer did not have probable cause to search of a student's backpack and, thus, an air pistol that turned up had to be suppressed in a criminal proceeding, Washington state's highest court has ruled.