Law & Courts
Education news, analysis, and opinion about court cases, lawsuits, and regulations affecting schools.
- Law & Courts In 1974, the Supreme Court Recognized English Learners' Rights. The Story Behind That CaseThe Lau v. Nichols ruling said students have a right to a "meaningful opportunity" to participate in school, but its legacy is complex.Law & Courts Supreme Court Declines to Hear School District's Transgender Restroom CaseThe case asked whether federal law protects transgender students on the use of school facilities that correspond to their gender identity.Law & Courts What a Proposed Ban on AI-Assisted ‘Deep Fakes’ Would Mean for CyberbullyingStudents who create AI-generated, intimate images of their classmates would be breaking federal law, if a new bill is enacted.Law & Courts Supreme Court Declines Case on Corporal Punishment for Student With AutismThe justices refused to hear the appeal of an 11-year-old Louisiana student who alleges that two educators slapped her on her wrists.Law & Courts U.S. Supreme Court Declines Bid to Rename 'Brown v. Board of Education'Descendants argued that their case, not the one from Topeka, Kan., should have topped the 1954 decision on racial segregation in schools.Law & Courts Iowa Judge Blocks Key Parts of Law on Book Bans and Discussion of LGBTQ+ IssuesThe law bans books depicting sex acts from schools and forbids teachers from raising gender identity and sexual orientation issues with students through the sixth grade.Law & Courts Court Backs Race-Neutral Criteria in Selective K-12 SchoolsIn a case involving Boston's "exam schools," the 1st Circuit said even admissions plans with a goal of boosting racial diversity pass muster.Law & Courts Producers of Toxic Chemicals in Schools Owe Hundreds of Millions in Damages, Jury SaysBayer, the company that owns Monsanto, owes more than $850 million to parents and children who suffered prolonged PCB exposure.Law & Courts Florida Teachers Sue Over State Law Restricting Their Pronoun UseThe teachers seek to overturn the measure, which prohibits them from using gender-neutral honorifics or pronouns that don't match their sex at birth.Law & Courts Lawsuit Over a Transgender School Sports Policy Revived by Federal Appeals CourtThe 2nd Circuit court stressed that it was not deciding the underlying issue in the case of whether Title IX bars such a policy.Law & Courts How a Supreme Court Case on Job Transfers Will Impact SchoolsThe justices consider whether workers alleging employment discrimination must show that a lateral job transfer harmed them.Law & Courts Wisconsin Teachers Sue to Restore Collective Bargaining RightsThe lawsuit takes fresh aim at a 2011 law that severely restricted bargaining, and has survived several legal challenges since.Law & Courts What Sandra Day O'Connor Did to Shape School Law and Civics EducationO'Connor wrote influential opinions on affirmative action, Title IX, and other education issues. Then she tirelessly worked on civics.Law & Courts U.S. Supreme Court Takes Up Major Gun Case With School Safety in BackdropThe principle that guns may be barred from schools may bolster a federal law restricting firearm possession by domestic abusers.Law & Courts What the Supreme Court Had to Say About School Board Members Blocking ConstituentsThe justices take up a case involving school board members who blocked some constituents from posting comments on public social media pages.