Law & Courts
Education news, analysis, and opinion about court cases, lawsuits, and regulations affecting schools.
- Law & Courts K-12 Groups Back Racial Diversity as Supreme Court Schedules Affirmative Action ArgumentsTeachers' unions and school administrator groups ask the court to uphold the consideration of race to achieve a diverse student body.Law & Courts In a Chat, Two U.S. Supreme Court Justices Talk Civics, Media LiteracyJustices Sonia Sotomayor and Amy Coney Barrett discussed civics education in a recorded interview presented by the Ronald Reagan Institute.Law & Courts Conservative Parent Group Sues School District Over Curriculum That Discusses Race and GenderThe lawsuit, among the first to cite a state law curbing discussions of those topics, could have broad implications for school districts.Law & Courts Appeals Court Revives Student's Free Speech Suit Over Antisemitic Social Media PostThe U.S. Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit reinstated a case involving an off-campus post referring to the extermination of Jews.Law & Courts The Supreme Court and Education: Key Rulings That Impact SchoolsA recap of the court's decisions that are relevant to schools and educators.SponsorThis content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.Learn how educators are navigating student free speech issues and addressing controversial topics like gender and race in the classroom.Law & Courts Why Some Religious Groups Worry After Supreme Court Sided With Praying High School CoachConcerns arise about equal treatment of students and employees from minority religious groups after a ruling on a Christian coach's prayers.Law & Courts Supreme Court Says High School Coach's Post-Game Prayers Protected by the First AmendmentThe decision could have enormous practical consequences for school districts and their supervision of teachers and other employees.Law & Courts At the Supreme Court, High School Students Express Disappointment Over Abortion DecisionStudents showed up to flex their civic muscles in the wake of the court ruling.Law & Courts What the 'Roe v. Wade' Reversal Means for Educators, Schools, and StudentsThe decision will dramatically reshape the context of schooling for the women-dominated profession—as well as affect students, counselors, and health curricula.Law & Courts School Groups Worry as Supreme Court Recognizes Right to Carry Handguns in PublicIn a 6-3 decision over a New York state law, the court says little about schools as 'sensitive places' where guns can be prohibited.Law & Courts Supreme Court Strikes Down Maine's Exclusion of Religious Schools From Tuition-Aid ProgramThe justices hold that barring "sectarian" schools from the program for towns without public high schools violates the First Amendment.Law & Courts A Charter School Made Girls Wear Skirts to Promote 'Chivalry.' An Appeals Court Says NoA federal appeals court said the charter school's policy violates the Constitution and that Title IX applies to dress codes.Law & Courts Supreme Court Denies Appeal From 1st Grader With Disabilities Put In Chokehold by TeacherLower courts said the Texas student and his parents could not bring a federal civil rights claim because of adequate state-law procedures.Law & Courts Florida Can Recover Money From Funds for Girl Who Was Hurt After Exiting School BusThe Supreme Court rules in the case of a student who has been in a vegetative state since being hit by a truck in 2005.