COSA eDocs Store resources on curriculumA collection of downloadable resources available individually for purchase from the NSBA Council of School Attorneys (COSA) for modest fees.
Constitution Day and Citizenship Day ResourcesConstitution Day and Citizenship Day is celebrated this year during the week preceding or following September 17. On this day, federal law requires school districts receiving federal funds to educate students about the Constitution.
Moss v. Spartanburg County Sch. Dist. No. 7Federal 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 BriefFirst 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 BriefFirst Amendment: teacher classroom expression - control of curriculum.
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