Law & Courts
Education news, analysis, and opinion about court cases, lawsuits, and regulations affecting schools.
- Law & Courts Football Coach Who Won Supreme Court Prayer Case Has ResignedThe coach waged a seven-year legal battle to be rehired.Law & Courts Court Upholds School Resource Officer's Use of a Taser on a Student With a DisabilityA federal appeals panel upheld qualified immunity for the SRO and rejected the student's disability-discrimination and civil rights claims.Law & Courts California Sues to Stop District From Disclosing Trans Students' Name Changes or PronounsThe lawsuit challenges the Chino Valley district's policy requiring schools to notify parents about requests for gender changes.Law & Courts What Trump's Prosecution in Georgia Has in Common With the Atlanta Schools Cheating CaseThe DA in the Georgia election interference case against Trump was a lead prosecutor in the school cheating scandal.Law & Courts Lawsuit Spotlights California’s Restrictions on Researchers’ Use of Its Education DataA California lawsuit has raised questions about researchers' access to education data.Law & Courts Biden Administration Outlines How Colleges Can Pursue Racial Diversity After Court RulingThe U.S. Departments of Education and Justice say universities may partner with schools on outreach and recruitment of minority students.Law & Courts Lawsuit Challenges First Religious Charter School in OklahomaThe suit argues that the Catholic virtual school violates a state constitutional requirement that public schools not be "sectarian."Law & Courts A Student Lampooned His Principal on Instagram and Got Suspended. Now, He's SuingThe student argues his posts did not disrupt school and are protected under a Supreme Court decision.Law & Courts 2 Big Supreme Court Cases—But Not the Ones You Think—With Implications for Public SchoolsEmployees won stronger ground to claim a religious accommodation, as a new case will address when job transfers are covered by federal law.Law & Courts In Supreme Court Decision Affecting LGBTQ+ Rights, Both Sides Cite Education PrecedentsIn case of a wedding website designer who refused to create a site for a same-sex couple, the majority and dissent cite school cases.Law & Courts Supreme Court Ends Affirmative Action in College Admissions in Decision Watched by K-12The U.S. Supreme Court struck down affirmative action in college admissions, a change to the use of race that may be felt in K-12 schools.Law & Courts Supreme Court Makes It Harder to Prosecute 'True Threats' That Could Be Aimed at SchoolsThe justices seek to strike a balance between First Amendment free speech and threats, with concerns evident about student expression.Law & Courts Supreme Court Declines to Hear Closely Watched Case on Charter SchoolsThe justices won't consider whether charter schools are "state actors," which has implications for the push for religious charter schools.