April 2016 Archives

The justices give greater protection to teachers and other public employees from adverse job actions based on superiors' perceptions of the workers' First Amendment activities.

A group alleging that Kansas science standards will result in anti-religious instruction in public schools lacked standing, the federal appeals court in Denver ruled.

A federal appeals court says deference must be given to federal guidance that schools must treat transgender students in conformity with the students' gender identity.

In a case with implications for schools, the justices weigh the program that offers relief from deportation for unauthorized immigrant parents of U.S. children.

A lawsuit seeks to hold the New York City schools liable for student violence and bullying, a standard two other recent suits failed to meet.

The Curious Case of Kiryas Joel recounts the battle over a school district established by New York State for a Satmar Hasidic sect.

Those challenging teachers' unions agency fees ask the U.S. Supreme Court to rehear their case once a new justice is confirmed.

A school district must reinstate a counselor who clashed with her principal over a student's desire to terminate her pregnancy, the New Hampshire high court rules.

A federal appeals court restores most of the verdict awarded to a Texas family who sued over alleged physical abuse of a student with severe physical disabilities.

The U.S. Supreme Court holds that states and local jurisdictions may use total population to draw electoral districts, rejecting an argument for basing the lines on voter population.

Other cases involving public employee unions and agency fees for non-members are in the pipeline, and could reach the court in a year or two.

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