Law & Courts
Education news, analysis, and opinion about court cases, lawsuits, and regulations affecting schools.
- Law & Courts Here Are the Upcoming Supreme Court Cases That Matter for SchoolsMajor cases on school choice and religious schools will be heard, along with a case on whether school boards can reprimand outspoken members.Law & Courts Families Sue Rhode Island's Governor to Overturn His School Mask MandateThe families say mask-wearing threatens to cause serious and long-lasting damage on their children's physical and emotional well-being.Law & Courts Federal Judge Denies Parents' Suit to Block Florida's Ban on School Mask MandatesThe parents argued that their children, due to health conditions, were at particular risk if any of their peers attend school without masks.Law & Courts Texas Attorney General Sues More School Districts That Require MasksThe Texas attorney general's office anticipates filing more lawsuits against districts flouting the governor’s order. Will Dallas be next?Law & Courts Can They Do That? Questions Swirl Around COVID-19 School Vaccine MandatesWith at least one large school district adopting a COVID-19 vaccine mandate, here is a look at the legal landscape for such a requirement.Law & Courts High Court Justice Rejects Student's Bid to Block Removal Over Sexual Harassment ClaimJustice Elena Kagan denied a California student's effort to return to school after his 'emergency' suspension under Title IX regulations.Law & Courts Gunmaker Is Seeking School Records of Children Who Died in the Sandy Hook MassacreFamilies want a court order to keep subpoenaed school records for five children and four educators who died in the 2012 attack confidential.Law & Courts Florida Attorney General Joins Mask Mandate Legal Fight as State Defies Court RulingFla. Attorney General Ashley Moody, a Republican ally of Gov. Ron DeSantis, said school districts must comply with the ban on mask mandates.Law & Courts Virginia Supreme Court Backs Teacher Who Spoke Against Transgender Policy at Board MeetingThe state's high court upheld an injunction requiring the Loudoun County school district to reinstate elementary teacher Tanner Cross.Law & Courts Mask Mandate Lawsuits Reflect Bigger Battle: Do States or Local Districts Control Schools?Some legal clarity is forming over whether governors may restrict school districts from enacting mask mandates to fight COVID-19.Law & Courts School Board in Virginia to Pay $1.3 Million in Attorneys' Fees, Costs in Transgender CaseThe suit involving then-student Gavin Grimm had spent years in the courts, while the issue of transgender-student rights remains volatile.Law & Courts Florida District to Pay Teacher at Center of Black Lives Matter Flag Controversy $300,000Amy Donofrio made national news earlier this year, saying administrators told her to take down the Black Lives Matter flag from her doorway.Law & Courts School Districts Defying Texas Mask Ban Face Setback From State Supreme CourtThe Texas Supreme Court stepped in to void temporary restraining orders that had allowed Dallas and San Antonio to impose mask mandates.Law & Courts In Skirt Case, Appeals Court Says Title IX Bars Dress Codes That Discriminate Based on SexThe court rules on a North Carolina charter school that requires girls to wear skirts, which the school's founder says promotes "chivalry."Law & Courts California COVID-19 Closures Infringed Private School Parents' Rights, Federal Court RulesA federal appeals court holds that the state's closure rules for private schools were not narrowly tailored to serve compelling interests.