March 2017 Archives

The federal court panel in Chicago held that claims of race discrimination in the testing lacked evidence, and the private school was not acting in a government capacity.

The U.S. Supreme Court, in the case of a convict whose school record provided evidence of an intellectual disability, says Texas must use up-to-date medical standards.

Religious schools are worried over a case about whether church-affiliated entities have the same exemption from the main federal pension law as church plans do.

The father of an autistic student in a 2008 decision written by the U.S. Supreme Court nominee testifies that the ruling was "very hard to take."

The justices' ruling that one provider may copyright some of its designs has implications for the costs of uniforms for schools and families.

Democrats pounce during Neil M. Gorsuch's confirmation hearing after the court rebukes a standard for student progress that Gorsuch had adopted in a similar case.

The justices ruled Wednesday that schools must do more than provide a "merely more than de minimis" education program to a student with a disability.

The Supreme Court nominee addressed parental rights in education, civics education, his early reading instruction, and "mutton busting."

A federal appeals court in New Orleans has upheld a Texas school district's policy of permitting students to deliver prayers before school board meetings.

Supreme Court nominee Neil M. Gorsuch answered questions about access to justice for lower- and middle-class clients and the court's tests for government establishment of religion.

An AP government teacher hears the justices debate a case about whether property owned by him and his siblings was "taken" by the government.

On the first day of his Supreme Court confirmation hearing, Judge Neil M. Gorsuch told senators he has "tried to treat all who come to court fairly and with respect."

President Donald Trump's nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court should receive at least some questions about education when he goes before the Senate Judiciary Committee beginning March 20.

The teachers' union says Neil M. Gorsuch has a record on students with disabilities that raises questions about whether he would stand up for such students.

The justices returned the case on transgender rights in schools to a lower court in light of Trump administration's withdrawal of Obama-era guidance on gender identity.

School groups, as well as several former U.S. secretaries of education, are on opposite sides of the major U.S. Supreme Court case on transgender student rights.

The court's clerk admonished lawyers whose friend-of-the-court briefs refer to the transgender male student in the case as "her" on their covers rather than "him."

A Virginia school board and the ACLU urge the justices to decide if Title IX requires schools to permit transgender students to use restrooms corresponding to their gender identity.

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