Find your next job fast at the Jan. 28 Virtual Career Fair. Register now.
Law & Courts News in Brief

R.I. District Says Judges Should Be Able to Hear Case

By The Associated Press — May 18, 2010 1 min read

Officials of a Rhode Island school district where all the high school teachers have been fired say there is no need for judges in the state to recuse themselves from a pending federal lawsuit.

The Central Falls Teachers’ Union challenged the firings in federal court last month.

The union asked for federal magistrates and judges in Rhode Island to recuse themselves from hearing the case because a translator for the court system is also a member of the Central Falls school board. The school district said in court papers filed last week that situation did not pose sufficient reason for the state’s federal judges to remove themselves from the case.

If the recusal request is granted, the case would be transferred to a federal court in another state.

The teachers were fired in February as part of a reform effort at one of the states lowest-performing schools.

A version of this article appeared in the May 19, 2010 edition of Education Week as R.I. District Says Judges Should Be Able to Hear Case

Events

This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
School & District Management Webinar
How to Make Learning More Interactive From Anywhere
Join experts from Samsung and Boxlight to learn how to make learning more interactive from anywhere.
Content provided by Samsung
Teaching Live Online Discussion A Seat at the Table With Education Week: How Educators Can Respond to a Post-Truth Era
How do educators break through the noise of disinformation to teach lessons grounded in objective truth? Join to find out.
This content is provided by our sponsor. It is not written by and does not necessarily reflect the views of Education Week's editorial staff.
Sponsor
School & District Management Webinar
The 4 Biggest Challenges of MTSS During Remote Learning: How Districts Are Adapting
Leaders share ways they have overcome the biggest obstacles of adapting a MTSS or RTI framework in a hybrid or remote learning environment.
Content provided by Panorama Education

EdWeek Top School Jobs

Superintendent, Dublin Unified School District
Dublin, California (US)
Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates
Superintendent, Dublin Unified School District
Dublin, California (US)
Hazard, Young, Attea & Associates
ASSISTANT SUPERINTENDENT, HUMAN RESOURCES
Larkspur, California
Tamalpais Union High School District
Special Education Teachers
Lancaster, PA, US
Lancaster Lebanon IU 13

Read Next

Law & Courts Court Backs Religious-School Student's Participation in Vermont Dual-Enrollment Program
A federal appeals court rules that recent U.S. Supreme Court decisions support the student's free exercise of religion claim.
4 min read
Law & Courts Supreme Court Considers Issue of Damages That Comes Up in Many Suits Over School Policies
The justices weigh whether students still have a case for "nominal damages" when schools change a policy in response to a lawsuit.
6 min read
supreme court IMG
iStock/Getty
Law & Courts U.S. Supreme Court to Weigh Whether Schools May Discipline Students for Internet Speech
The justices will hear the appeal of a school district whose discipline of a student for her vulgar message on Snapchat was overturned.
5 min read
Law & Courts District's At-Large Elections Violated Minority Voting Rights, Federal Appeals Court Finds
The case involves school board elections in a majority Orthodox and Hasidic Jewish district with a large Black and Latino population.
3 min read
Image of people at voting booths.
LPETTET/E+