October 2013 Archives

Three groups have collaborated on a guide to help school administrators with the changes that bring new benefits to same-sex couples who are legally married.


A federal appeals court has revived the age-discrimination lawsuit of a school custodial supervisor who was laid off by a Virginia school district.


Conservatives on the U.S. Supreme Court appeared skeptical that Michigan's prohibition on affirmative action in higher education violates the 14th Amendment equal-protection principles.


The U.S. Supreme Court dismissed a case about age-discrimination claims by public employees that was being watched closely by groups representing teachers and school boards.


The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from black parents that a student assignment plan for Nashville school district led to unconstitutional resegregation of the schools.


Two prominent online education providers, Florida VirtualSchool and K12 Inc., are locked in a trademark-infringement battle over K12's use of "Florida Virtual Academy."


An Illinois man has no federal case just because his sister, who happens to be the counselor at his children's school, called him a bad father, a court rules.


In a case being watched closely by the teachers' unions, the U.S. Supreme Court took up a challenge to aggregate limits on individual contributions to federal candidates and parties.


A case before the U.S. Supreme Court about different ways to sue over alleged age discrimination in employment pits key school groups against each other.


Among the cases denied review as the U.S. Supreme Court opened its 2013-14 term were appeals involving special education, drug-detection dogs, and student religious speech at a graduation ceremony.


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