February 2014 Archives

A federal appeals court says the school faced disruption and the threat of violence when white students wore U.S. flag shirts to antagonize students of Mexican descent.


A federal appeals court strikes down an Indiana school district's policy requiring short hair for boys on the basketball team, ruling that it results in illegal sex discrimination.


A federal appeals court cast legal doubt on a Nevada school district's uniform policy, holding that requiring students to wear shirts with a leadership motto is a form of compelled speech.


A federal appeals court upheld the discipline of a Michigan student who allegedly tweeted a threat to stab another student and brought a steak knife to school.


In another setback for the political power of teachers' unions, a federal appeals court revived an Alabama law that bars payroll deductions for political contributions and activities.


New York City schools could face civil-rights liability for a teacher-certification test's racially disparate impact on black and Latino test-takers, a federal appeals court holds.


A federal appeals court will re-examine a case in which an 11-year-old California student who was being unresponsive to school officials was removed in handcuffs.


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