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A federal court in Virginia ruled Tuesday that it's now up to a South Carolina judge to consider if members of a humanist organization can continue a legal challenge over prayers during graduation ceremonies at a public school. In its ruling, a three-judge panel of the Richmond, Virginia-based 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said a federal court in South Carolina must also determine if it's constitutional for the public schools in the Greenville County School District to hold events at religious venues. Comment?
State and district officials who oversee policy on students with disabilities should be bracing for a slew of new guidance letters from the U.S. Department of Education in the next year to 18 months, said two school lawyers speaking to a gathering of state special education directors last week. The department's office for civil rights has already released an unprecedented number of what are called "Dear Colleague" letters, meant to offer its interpretation of finer points of federal civil rights law. Comment?
Hailed at its opening in January by Richmond Mayor Dwight C. Jones as "the Taj Mahal of high schools in the state of Virginia," officials say Huguenot High School has experienced some "hiccups" since students returned last month. Stuck elevators, a water leak that bowed part of the gymnasium floor, and an air-conditioning unit that gave out last week all have drawn workers back to the $63 million school. Comment?
The 4th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has refused to reconsider its ruling that keeps alive a challenge of the Wake County school board election districts. The News & Observer of Raleigh reported that the court in Richmond, Virginia, ruled 2-1 in May to keep alive a challenge of the district lines. Comment?
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