Law & Courts
Education news, analysis, and opinion about court cases, lawsuits, and regulations affecting schools.
- Law & Courts Maine OKs First Religious School for Tuition ReimbursementA Supreme Court ruling had ordered the state to treat religious schools the same as other private schools regarding tuition reimbursement.Law & Courts A School Librarian Pushes Back on Censorship and Gets Death Threats and Online HarassmentAmanda Jones lost her legal battle against online harassers this week but vows to continue to press her case.Law & Courts Affirmative Action Cases Lead What Could Prove Another Momentous Supreme Court TermThe cases on race in college admissions could affect K-12. The justices will also weigh copyright, American Indian law, and LGBTQ rights.Law & Courts As Rhetoric Heats Up, Many Parents Fear Politicians Are Using Children As ‘Political Pawns’Not all parents buy the rationale policymakers have offered for limiting discussions of race and LGBTQ issues in school.Law & Courts School Districts' Legal Battle With Juul Isn't OverStates recent settlement with the vape company doesn't end districts separate lawsuits.Law & Courts Guidelines Supporting Trans Students Don't Violate Parents' Rights, A Federal Judge RulesA Maryland U.S. district court judge ruled that a policy to protect trans and non-binary students doesn't violate parents' federal rights.Law & Courts Court Backs Fellowship of Christian Athletes in Clash Over School LGBTQ Bias PolicyA federal appeals court said the San Jose, Calif., school district applied its anti-discrimination policy inconsistently.Law & Courts New Court Ruling Allows Former School Resource Officer to Be Sued for Excessive ForceIn a relatively rare denial of qualified immunity for a police officer, a federal appeals court revives a student's civil claim.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.