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October 14, 2020

There's No Constitutional Right to Civics Education, a Federal Judge Reluctantly Concludes

The student plaintiffs plan to appeal the ruling, and other similarly themed lawsuits have prevailed on appeal.

July 09, 2020

Top Education Civil Rights Official Who Oversaw Title IX Shift to Step Down

Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights Kenneth L. Marcus worked on rules for how schools must respond to accusations of sexual assault and harassment, and changed how the office for civil rights handles complaints.

June 17, 2020

What Republicans' Policing Bill Says About Education

Senate Republicans' police reform bill would create a federal commission to study racial disparities in education and a range of other areas.

June 14, 2020

Trump, Biden Both Have Backed School Police. Will Protests Make That a Campaign Issue?

Districts around the country are considering calls to remove police from schools. Will those calls become a campaign issue for President Trump and Vice President Biden, two men who've championed school resource officers?

June 08, 2020

What Democrats' Policing Bill Says About School Resource Officers

The Justice in Policing Act of 2020, which Democrats unveiled Monday, would require the development of new standards for school resource officers and juvenile justice.

June 04, 2020

Seventeen States, D.C. Sue DeVos Over Rule on Sexual Assault, Harassment in Schools

Seventeen states and the District of Columbia sued U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos over her rules on how schools should address sexual assault and harassment under Title IX.

May 14, 2020

ACLU Sues DeVos Over Title IX Rules on Sexual Assault, Harassment Investigations

The ACLU sued to block parts of new rules that govern how K-12 schools, colleges, and universities must respond to reports of sexual assault and harassment under Title IX.

April 01, 2020

This State Just Became the First to Restrict Transgender Student Athletes' Participation

Idaho became the first state in the country to prohibit transgender girls from participating in girls' school sports after Gov. Brad Little, a Republican, signed the "Fairness in Women's Sports Act" into law Tuesday.

March 25, 2020

Trump Administration Weighs In On Lawsuit Against State's Transgender-Athlete Policy

The Trump administration weighed into a lawsuit, arguing that a state's transgender-athlete policy forces "biological girls to compete against biological boys who publicly identify with the female gender and want to compete on sex-specific athletic teams."

March 25, 2020

Groups Urge DeVos to Pause Title IX Rulemaking as Schools Face Coronavirus

Advocacy and education groups urge a pause in efforts to rewrite regulations on responding to sexual harassment and sexual assault in K-12 schools, colleges, and universities as the nation confronts the coronavirus pandemic.

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