June 2013 Archives

The justices rule on a hot-button issue that has played out in the schools as it has elsewhere in society.

The Supreme Court struck down the formulas in the Voting Rights Act of 1965 that define which jurisdictions, including school boards, must get federal approval before any changes in voting.

The U.S. Supreme Court sided with educational institutions in two decisions that curtailed the rights of workers to battle common forms of job discrimination.

The high court rules 7-1 that the Fifth Circuit court did not use the right legal standard in deciding that the University of Texas at Austin could use a race-conscious policy to admit some freshmen.

The Supreme Court justices acted on an appeal raising the issue of school districts having to reimburse parents for the residential placement of students with disabilities.

A federal judge rules that a high school teacher violated a student's rights by removing him from class for expressing views that he didn't "accept gays."

A New Hampshire judge has struck down a program of tax credits for businesses that contribute money to groups offering tuition scholarships at private schools.

The Hawaii school system violated federal law by proceeding with an IEP meeting when a parent could not attend, a federal appeals court rules.

The U.S. Supreme Court declined an appeal from parents who say a school district violated special education law by excluding them from the decision over where their son would attend school.

A Pennsylvania district is not liable for the bullying of a high school student by one of her peers, a federal appeals court rules.

A U.S. Supreme Court justice warns in a dissent that the expansion of police DNA collection may lead to universal sampling of children entering school.

A federal appeals court rules that there is no clearly established law barring school officials from discussing a student's sexual orientation with the student's parent.

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