Law & Courts
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- 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 Supreme Court Overturns 'Roe v. Wade’; States Can Ban AbortionThe decision, unthinkable just a few years ago, was the culmination of decades of efforts by abortion opponents.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.Law & Courts As Nation Reels From School Shooting, Supreme Court to Rule on Wider Right to Carry GunsThe justices are weighing a major Second Amendment case in which they heard from groups reminding them of the tally of mass school attacks.Law & Courts How Liable Are School Districts for Student-on-Student Sexual Harassment?The outcome of two federal lawsuits brought against the Nashville school district may answer that.Law & Courts Conservatives’ Checklist: U.S. Supreme Court Education Decisions to OverruleHere are five education issues that could be targets for reconsideration if Roe v. Wade falls.