Friday Roundup: Cases on Graduation Rates, Inflammatory T-Shirts, and Guns at School

By Mark Walsh — March 21, 2008 1 min read
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A few odds and ends at the end of the week:

ACLU Lawsuit Over Poor Graduation Rates: My Education Week colleague Christina Samuels has this story about the American Civil Liberties Union-backed lawsuit claiming that the Palm Beach County, Fla., school district’s low graduation rate violates the state constitution’s guarantee of a “high-quality” education.

Over at The Edjurist Accord, Justin Bathon has this post calling the lawsuit “very creative,” even if he believes its chances of success are slim.

NYC Principal Loses Another Round: The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit in New York City has denied a preliminary injunction for the embattled former principal of the Khalil Gibran International Academy in a controversy over her defense of the word “infitada” on a T-shirt.

Over at How Appealing, Howard Bashman has a good roundup of coverage about the case here.

Education Week reported on the case last fall.

The Supreme Court on Guns and School Violence: I have this Education Week story on two developments in the U.S. Supreme Court this week. The court accepted an appeal that arises out of a criminal case over a driveby shooting at a Seattle high school. And the court heard arguments in the major gun rights case out of the District of Columbia, in which concerns over school violence was at least touched on briefly in the oral arguments and in friend-of-the-court briefs.

A version of this news article first appeared in The School Law Blog.