The Charleston County School District code of conduct for the 2015-16 school year bans students from wearing clothing, jewelry, or other apparel bearing the image of the Confederate flag.
A new poll from Education Next also revealed slipping public support for the Common Core State Standards, charter schools, and teacher tenure, but backers of those policies continue to outnumber opponents.
Bond, the former chairman of the NAACP and co-founder of the Southern Poverty Law Center, left an imprint on public schooling through his civil rights work.
Student activist presents petition to change the name of Robert E. Lee High School in San Antonio, Texas.
A report released last year found fiscal mismanagement and governance issues in the East Ramapo school district and said that the board appeared to favor private schools over public schools.
Detroit Federation of Teachers boot President Steve Conn after the union's executive board found him guilty of failing to follow proper procedures for meetings, among other infractions.
Advocacy groups say the change could make it more difficult for thousands of school-aged U.S. citizens born to immigrant parents enroll in school.
The law follows a district's move last year to expel a student whose mother worked as a live-in nanny in the district. The decision was later reversed.
A group of 35 principals from the southern Wisconsin area wrote to Walker last month arguing that in the current policy and political climate, districts simply don't have the resources and support to provide what they should to students.
Georgia Gov. Nathan Deal's Opportunity School District legislation would give the state the power to seize control of low-performing schools, convert them into charter campuses or shut them down altogether.