September 19, 2014
by Elizabeth LaForgia
A Missouri appeals court on Thursday rejected a challenge to a ballot proposal requiring teachers to be evaluated based on student performance. A panel of judges for the Missouri Court of Appeals for the Western District turned down claims that the measure improperly amends the state constitution... ...[read more]
August 4, 2014
by Taylor Gillan
An education advocacy group on Monday filed suit in New York to challenge the state's teacher tenure laws, becoming the second group in the state to do so. The challenges, brought by the New York City Parents Union and the Partnership for Educational Justice, claim that existing laws protecting ...[read more]
June 12, 2014
by Nicholas Tomsho
A judge for the Los Angeles County Superior Court on Tuesday ruled that the state's system for tenure and seniority for public school teachers is unconstitutional. The plaintiffs, nine California public school students, challenged five provisions of the California Education Code that provide ...[read more]
February 28, 2014
by William Helbling
The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled Thursday that a California public school's request for students to remove their American flag t-shirts on Cinco de Mayo was not a violation of their First Amendment rights. On Cinco de Mayo 2010, a teacher at Live Oak high School asked for ...[read more]
January 28, 2014
by Bradley McAllister
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) ruled 11-6 on Tuesday that the state of Ireland is liable for the sexual abuse of a schoolgirl, aged nine, by a lay teacher in an Irish National School in 1973. Louise O'Keeffe brought the case to the European rights court after the Ireland high court ...[read more]
January 21, 2013
by Sarah Steers
On January 21, 2010, the Swiss Administrative court ruled that 25 American taxpayers, all clients of Swiss banking giant UBS, need not disclose their financial information to the US Internal Revenue Service (IRS). This decision reversed a ruling by the Swiss Federal Tax administration that would ...[read more]
January 19, 2013
by Cynthia Miley
The US Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit on Friday upheld Wisconsin's controversial Budget Repair Bill which significantly limits the collective bargaining rights of public sector unions. Act 10 was signed into law by Wisconsin Governor Scott Walker in March 2011. Wisconsin's largest ...[read more]
August 28, 2012
by Garrett Eisenhour
On August 28, 2007, the US Department of Defense announced that it would send an investigation team to Iraq to look into allegations of fraud and corruption related to military contracts. In July 2007, federal authorities charged a former school teacher with accepting kickbacks from contractors ...[read more]
May 29, 2012
by Sung Un Kim
Jacques Mungwarere, a former Rwandan school teacher, pleaded not guilty before the Ontario Superior Court Monday to two charges relating to his involvement in the Rwandan genocide. Mungwarere was charged with one count of genocide by murder and one count of crimes against humanity by murder. He ...[read more]
March 11, 2012
by Cynthia Miley
On March 11, 2010, the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit ruled that a teacher-led recitation of the Pledge of Allegiance in public schools does not violate the constitution. Sacramento atheist Michael Newdow had challenged the practice on behalf of several families, arguing that the phrase ...[read more]

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