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Students return to Virginia school after shooting; injured teacher to sue

Students are returning to class Monday at a Virginia elementary school where a teacher was shot by a 6-year-old student. That teacher intends to sue.…

Indiana’s ban of males in female school sports takes full effect after lawsuit dismissal

A lawsuit contesting an Indiana law banning transgender biological males from playing on female sports teams has been dismissed, removing a previous injunction. The law,…

DeSantis’ admin did not violate injunction against anti-CRT law, judge finds

The administration of Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis did not violate an injunction barring enforcement of anti-Critical Race Theory (CRT) legislation, a judge ruled. The “Individual…

Four former students join lawsuit alleging high school theater director’s misconduct

Four alumni from a Texas high school have joined a lawsuit alleging misconduct from the school’s theater program director, now on leave. The lawsuit, filed…

Bus driver bit middle schooler in attack, alleges lawsuit

A Michigan family filed a lawsuit in response to a physical altercation between a female bus driver and their daughter in October. The girl, a…

Michigan family sues school district after it expelled son for 180 days over allegedly misunderstood ‘threat’

A Michigan school district is facing a lawsuit from the family of a student who says he was kicked out of school after being falsely…

Charter school case may see further review from Supreme Court

The Supreme Court will consider Friday whether or not to review an appellate decision labeling a charter school a “state actor” – a designation which…

Former Connecticut teacher faces fourth lawsuit alleging sexual abuse ‘for over a quarter of a century’

A lawsuit filed this week against a former Connecticut teacher alleges sexual abuse occurred after his transfer from another school where similar accusations were made.…

Michigan Court of Appeals sets precedent for school liability in cases of “student-on-student harassment”

A Michigan appellate court ruled in favor of a school district in a sexual harassment case involving two students, but it also held that schools…

Kentucky Supreme Court affirms decision to strike down school choice bill, but supporters aren’t giving up

The Kentucky Supreme Court Thursday unanimously upheld a lower court’s ruling that a school choice law was in violation of the state constitution. The Education…

Catholic groups can’t be forced to perform gender transition surgeries by government, according to Eighth Circuit decision

The government can’t force religious medical organizations to perform or insure gender transition operations, an appeals court says. Friday’s Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals decision…

In free speech case, Supreme Court is expected by some to back Colorado web designer who opposes same-sex marriage

The Supreme Court appears poised to rule in favor of the First Amendment right of a Christian web designer to refuse building websites for same-sex…

South Carolina withholds $1.5 million from Christian nonprofit as judge considers payment’s legality

State officials will withhold $1.5 million earmarked for a Christian nonprofit, pending a judge’s ruling on its constitutionality. South Carolina residents brought a lawsuit against…

School district reaches $10 million settlement with family following heat-related death of student athlete

A Georgia school district has reached a $10 million settlement with the family of a student who died of heatstroke during basketball practice in 2019.…

Schools cannot and should not keep students’ gender identities from parents, transgender psychologist argues

A transgender psychologist has come forward to support parents who are suing to stop schools from hiding their children’s change in gender identities. In August,…

School district lets students use restrooms matching their gender identity; parents sue

Parents and students have filed a lawsuit against their Ohio school district over its policy allowing students to use bathrooms matching their stated gender identity.  …

Michigan school district settles with family after reporting parents for child abuse rather than investigate daughter’s sexual assault claim

A Michigan school district has settled a lawsuit with a family after reporting the parents for child abuse for pulling their daughter out of school…

School staff sued for failing to follow safety protocol after student sex assault on Hawaii campus

The family of a 9th-grade student is suing school officials for negligence after she was allegedly sexually assaulted at a school in Hawaii. The girl…

Ohio school board settles free speech case after ban on critical comments at board meeting – but new policy will bar any comments about employees

An Ohio school board has reached a settlement with a resident who sued after being prevented from speaking at a board meeting about a controversy…

Mother of autistic student sues Oklahoma district for negligence in wake of physical assault incident

The mother of an autistic student has filed a lawsuit against her son’s Oklahoma school district after an alleged assault from another student. Adrianne Johnson…

Supreme Court denies school district’s request for review of sexual assault case

A Virginia school district’s appeal that it shouldn’t be held liable in a sexual assault case involving two students was rejected by the U.S. Supreme…

Former Wisconsin school counselor sues after being fired for opposing ‘gender identity ideology’

A former Wisconsin elementary school counselor is suing district employees for firing her in response to a speech she gave opposing “gender identity ideology.” Marissa…

Parents sue district, football coach for negligence following alleged battery at New Mexico high school

A New Mexico high school football coach charged with battery of a female student is now being sued by her parents, who also blame the…

High school teacher in North Carolina facing 10 counts of sexual exploitation of a minor for alleged distribution of child pornography

A high school teacher in North Carolina was suspended and is facing 10 felony counts after he willfully received and distributed child pornography, according to…

‘It’s difficult to teach yourself’: Class action lawsuit says Connecticut school has failed to hire

High school students in one Connecticut classroom have allegedly been forced to go weeks without a math teacher, leading to a lawsuit against the school.…

Wyoming teachers’ union sues its own state claiming underfunding of its public schools

A Wyoming teachers’ union has filed a lawsuit against the state alleging insufficient funding for public education. The state argues the union has no standing…

Colorado school district to pay $1.2 million to two students in settlement over failure to respond to sexual assault reports

Two students have been awarded $1.2 million as part of a settlement with the school they sued for failing to respond to sexual assault complaints. …

Famous Florida law prohibiting sex and gender identity teaching in lower grades faces renewed legal challenges 

Opponents of Florida’s new law protecting young schoolchildren from age-inappropriate instruction in sex have renewed their legal fight against it. The lawsuit by a handful…

Supreme Court may strike down race-based admissions policies in universities

Two cases before the Supreme Court have the potential to end affirmative action in university admissions. Such admission policies have been challenged on the grounds…

Parents of autistic twins awarded $45 million in lawsuit for abuse at California school  

The family of nonverbal autistic twins was awarded $45 million in damages after a jury found the twin boys were physically abused at their California…

Florida father sues teacher and school in response to LGBTQ flags in class, alleges violation of state Parents’ Bill of Rights

A father in Florida is suing his son’s school district following a teacher’s decision to put up LGBTQ flags in her classroom and to then…

Washington high school football coach fired for postgame prayers to be reinstated after U.S. Supreme Court victory this summer

After a landmark Supreme Court victory allowing his silent postgame prayers, a high school football coach is expected to return to his coaching job next…

Lawsuit to test North Carolina school choice vouchers – and religious schools’ ability to admit students according to their faith

Must religious schools be forced to admit those of other faiths if the students use tax-supported vouchers? That’s the question in a lawsuit by seven parents…

Charter school organizations rally together in lawsuit against Department of Education in response to new grant criteria

A West Virginia charter school organization has joined a lawsuit opposing the Department of Education’s new criteria for federal grant funding of charter schools. The…

California court affirms religious right of baker’s refusal to create custom cake for same-sex wedding 

For the second time, one California court has supported the legality of a Christian woman’s refusal to create a custom cake for a same-sex wedding.…

Florida Christian school appeals decision upholding prayer ban over football loudspeaker

A Florida Christian school is continuing a years-long legal battle after being prevented from praying over a loudspeaker system before a championship game. Cambridge Christian…

Supreme Court will referee Colorado graphic designer’s free speech fight in same-sex wedding case

Can the government force a web designer to create sites for same-sex weddings against her religious beliefs? That’s the question the U.S. Supreme Court will…

Nebraska school district sues another for alleged misallocation of millions due to ‘bad math’

One Nebraska school district is suing another in an attempt to expedite recovery of millions of dollars in misallocated property tax funds.  Auditors discovered that…

Parents sue Missouri school and staff members charged with shocking abuse of their autistic child

Parents of an autistic student are suing their child’s former school and some staff members in response to an alleged assault. The 13-year-old child was…

Athletics director charged with sexual battery after history of inappropriate behavior with students

An Ohio school district’s athletic director is being sued by a former student he allegedly sexually abused. Chad E. Little was arrested on Sept. 20…

‘School’s just not safe for him’: Special-needs student’s parents bring suit against district after years of bullying

A Colorado family is suing their school district for its alleged failure to protect their special-needs child from bullying, including being hit 27 times in…

Christian school faces possible eviction by public school district; some suspect discrimination

A Christian school in California may be evicted from the building it leases from the local public school, which cites safety concerns but is accused…

Pro-life student organization sues school district over alleged censorship, bullying

A lawsuit alleges a student pro-life group was singled out for censorship and bullying at a school in Las Vegas. The Students for Life club…

Biden’s DOJ continues to target pro-lifers with federal arrests, indictments

The Department of Justice indicted 11 individuals earlier this month for federal crimes related to their pro-life activism at a Tennessee abortion clinic, charges many…

In settlement, siblings allowed to return to Florida school after it forced them to transfer ‘to spite the mother’

A Florida school district will amend its student reassignment policy to include an appeal procedure as part of the negotiated settlement from a lawsuit brought…

Parents group files lawsuit against Wisconsin school district over gender identity training policy

A federal lawsuit against a Wisconsin school district alleges violations of parenting rights and religious freedom in the wake of controversy over the school’s new gender…