No one can claim they own the patent on the human genome or any segment of it, since it is strictly a naturally-occurring product, the Supreme Court ruled today.
Charles County (Md.) Public Schools retain 11th Amendment sovereign immunity on appeal to the 4th Circuit Court. A suit brought by bus drivers for unpaid overtime work will now be dismissed.
A history teacher in Batavia, Ill., was reprimanded for telling his students about their Fifth Amendment rights, but he may have been mistaken on a technicality.
A US appellate court has probably established a precedent in favor of large urban districts that decide to close schools that are under-enrolled.
Although duties of full-time subs mirror those of probationary teachers, the subs can’t count their substitute teaching experience toward tenure as teachers under Illinois law.
A ruling has been handed down in favor of Texas high school cheerleaders who cheered the school’s football team on last fall with sayings taken from the Bible.
It is unconstitutional (at least in Louisiana) to divert tax dollars away from public schools and give those funds to private schools or other for-profit education providers.
The government requires organizations that receive federal funding for outreach efforts to prevent the spread of AIDS to have an explicit anti-prostitution policy. It’s a 1st Amendment question.
If a teacher assigns a persuasive essay that makes students develop an argument that Jews are evil, can the teacher be put on leave or dismissed? It’s a 1st Amendment question.
The 6th Circuit has ruled that school officials can’t search text messages on a student’s cellphone just because that student has a history of drug abuse and suicidal thoughts.