Texas Student Says She Was Expelled for Sitting During Pledge

A black Texas high school student and her mom claim in a federal lawsuit that the principal expelled her last week for sitting through the Pledge of Allegiance, after which the school secretary told her, “This is not the NFL.”

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Florida School On Hook in Vaginal Ultrasound Case

A federal judge ruled that a Florida college must face claims that it violated female students’ right to free speech and discriminated against them on the basis of sex by forcing them to undergo in-class vaginal ultrasounds for a sonography program.

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Texas Student Says Consensual Sex Got Him Suspended

A University of Texas student claims that after he was cleared of sexual-assault allegations by a female student, the university president reversed the decision because of a new policy that allows people to retroactively withdraw consent for sex if they were intoxicated.

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Promise of Student-Debt Relief Draws Fire From School Group

Weeks ahead of a regulatory rollout geared at helping students saddled with predatory student loans, a group representing private vocational schools in California has brought a federal complaint contenting the rules as an existential threat.

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Police Takedown Over Stolen Beef Patty Heads to Trial

A federal judge ruled that two Connecticut police officers must go to trial on a mother’s claims they used excessive force by deploying a stun gun on her teenage son until he foamed at the mouth for taking a beef patty from the high school cafeteria without paying.

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