Laws

1/27/2014

1/27/2014
A Buddhist family sued Sabine Parish School Board for violating their right to religious freedom. The lawsuit contains a shocking list of religious indoctrination.
1/27/2014

Virginia lawmakers tempted to thrust local public school divisions back into the government prayer wars should be prepared to defend the mandate in court.

12/9/2013

12/9/2013

School districts in Pennsylvania have been told to remove unconstitutional speech limits after a federal appeals court struck down one district’s policy.

12/9/2013

An elementary school in Frisco, Texas is believed to be the first in the state to violate “The Merry Christmas Law” after they banned Christmas trees and the colors red & green from an upcoming “winter” party.

11/18/2013

11/18/2013

The question put to jurors today is was architect Tony Pope a criminal or a sloppy record keeper? The evidence is in and prosecutors and defenses attorneys are making their closing arguments today to the jurors hearing the racketeering and theft trial against Pope and his ex-wife Pat Reid, the former chief operating officers for DeKalb County Schools.

11/18/2013

The Alabama Department of Education is monitoring Selma's school district and has drafted a more than 80-page corrective plan after probing allegations of sexual misconduct and administrators pressuring teachers to change students' grades.

11/13/2013

11/13/2013
Eighteen states have made cyberbullying a crime, and every state except Montana has passed anti-bullying legislation. Most schools have developed policies in line with those laws as about half of young people report having been harassed online, according to the Cyberbullying Research Center.

10/9/2013

10/9/2013
Ann Arbor Public Schools officials are considering banning dogs and other pets from school property while class is in session after years of operating under an ambiguous policy.

10/7/2013

10/7/2013

A group of determined parents from four Florida counties say the state’s public schools are unsafe, underfunded, inefficient and ineffective.

10/7/2013
As the government shutdown and the sequester wear on, more young children will be deprived of crucial services that are to help them succeed at school and escape poverty.
10/7/2013
More than 250 separate complaints were sent to the state, depicting deficiencies in the city's cash-strapped schools that allegedly violate state or federal laws.

10/4/2013

10/4/2013
A lawsuit challenging the petition-gathering process that got a $950 million school-tax proposal on the November ballot was filed late Wednesday, according to a group opposing the measure.

10/2/2013

10/2/2013
Students visiting Washington, D.C., on field trips amid a partial shutdown of the federal government will find many of the most popular sites shuttered.
10/2/2013
A recent agreement between the U.S. Education Department and Portland Public Schools will cost nearly $400,000 to implement and will provide equal athletic opportunities for girls.

9/30/2013

9/30/2013
Florida’s new ban on texting while driving takes effect Tuesday, tagging violators with a $30 first-offense fine. And while texting while behind the wheel has become ubiquitious, some of the worst offenders tend to be new drivers, which is where the educational efforts about the new law are being concentrated.

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