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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.

January 26, 2020

Church-Run Charter Schools? Supreme Court Argument Stirs the Discussion

Could a U.S. Supreme Court case clear the way for charter schools run by religious organizations? Justice Stephen Breyer raised the question this week.

January 21, 2020

Education Department Launches New Civil Rights Outreach Initiative

While the Education Department has largely focused on investigating complaints that schools have violated civil rights laws, a new center will focus on "proactive compliance" by providing technical assistance to schools and guidance to the public.

January 20, 2020

What You Should Know About the Supreme Court Case the Education World Is Watching

The U.S. Supreme Court will arguments in Espinoza v. Montana Department of Revenue, a case that's been closely watched by both friends and opponent of private school vouchers and tax-credit scholarship programs.

December 12, 2019

What Trump's Order on Responding to Anti-Semitism Means for K-12 Schools

An executive order signed this week is meant to address concerns of anti-Semitism on college and university campuses. But the legal underpinnings of that order apply to elementary and secondary schools, too.

November 19, 2019

Proposed Civil Rights Data Changes Draw Praise, Concern, Paperwork Complaints

Public comments praised and criticized proposed changes to the massive trove of civil rights data the U.S. Department of Education collects from every public school in the country.

September 23, 2019

Will New Federal Data Quantify Teachers' Sexual Misconduct? This Researcher Is Skeptical

Teachers' sexual assault of students often pops up in headlines, but it's prevalence is difficult to measure. A professor who's studied educator misconduct for decades is skeptical that proposed new federal data collection will help.

September 20, 2019

DeVos Seeks More Civil Rights Data on Sexual Violence, Religious Harassment

The proposed changes to the Civil Rights Data Collection, which is conducted every two years, also touch on racial disparities in preschool discipline, teacher experience, and advanced coursework.

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