January 2016 Archives

The justices made retroactive their decision of four years ago barring life-without-parole sentences for murders by all but the most incorrigible juvenile offenders.

The justices consider an Indian tribe's assertion of authority on a part of its reservation settled by non-Indians, and what that means for schools.

In a case that could as easily have come from public education, the justices consider whether a police detective's First Amendment rights were violated.

The U.S. Supreme Court seeks input in a dispute over whether a girl with cerebral palsy could bring her service dog to school.

The case may also affect a related policy regarding undocumented children and is connected to a larger debate over immigration that has drawn in students, educators, and schools.

The justices will hear the appeal of a Lutheran church denied a grant from a state program to use recycled tires to build safer playgrounds.

The justices refuse to hear a case on the legal protections for teachers, school administrators and others required under state laws to report suspected child abuse.

Teachers' unions were on the defensive as conservative justices appeared open to overruling a key precedent that authorizes public-employee unions to collect fees from non-members.

A 6th Circuit panel says a teacher's alleged techniques involving gagging and restraints were inappropriate, but did not rise to the level of constitutional violations.

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