Issues involving state and federal standards, teacher and student classroom speech, religious rights, and controversies over instruction, textbooks, and classroom and library materials.

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Moss v. Spartanburg County Sch. Dist. No. 7
Federal district in South Carolina has ruled that a school district's award of academic credit for of-campus religious instriction does not violate the First Amendment's Establishment Clause. The court concluded that the school district through the adoption and implentation of its release time policy had not offended the establishment Clause

Board of Education of Jefferson County School District R-1 v. Alfred E. Wilder (Colo. Sup. Ct.) - Merits Brief
First Amendment: teacher speech, academic freedom - school district's controversial materials policy - curriculum.

NSBA Amicus Brief - Busch v. Marple Newton School District (3d Cir.)
First Amendment: curriculum control--free speech rights of parent volunteers

NSBA Amicus Brief - Eklund v. Byron Union School District (9th Cir.)
First Amendment: Establishment Clause - teaching about religion

NSBA Amicus Brief - Mayer v. Monroe County Community School Corporation (7th Cir.) - Merits Brief
First Amendment: teacher classroom expression - control of curriculum.

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