April 2013 Archives

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal over state rules barring electric shock and other "aversive interventions" for children with disabilities.

A student's statements to an assistant principal about drugs had to be suppressed in court because the student was not given a Miranda warning, a court ruled.

A school district's use of a "timeout room" did not violate the constitutional rights of a student with developmental disabilities, a federal appeals court has ruled.

The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear the appeal of a New York State couple seeking a religious exemption from the vaccinations required for children to attend public schools.

The nation's legacy of sending American Indian children to federal boarding schools to "civilize" them is a backdrop for a wrenching custody case in the U.S. Supreme Court.

School officials likely violated the First Amendment rights of a Florida student barred from engaging in a silent protest against anti-gay bullying, a federal judge ruled.

A New Mexico district did not violate students' rights when it barred them from distributing anti-abortion "fetus dolls," a federal appeals court ruled.

A federal appeals court has revived a lawsuit alleging retaliation against a family over its demands for how a child with diabetes would be accommodated in school.

The U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear the appeal of a teacher who was dismissed in part because she acknowledged having a gun at home and no hesitation to use it.

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