Pressed in her confirmation hearing, education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos called guns in schools a state and local issue. She said she would support President-elect Donald Trump if he moves to end gun-free school zones.


Chicago police used force on students for "non-criminal conduct and minor violations" and failed to set a policy for use of stun guns in schools, a U.S. Department of Justice investigation found.


Outspoken vaccine critic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said he agreed to "chair a commission on vaccine safety and scientific integrity" at the president-elect's request.


The Obama administration tells the 5th Circuit that its guidance on transgender restroom use at public schools is non-binding on states and school districts.


In this video J.D. Vance, author "Hillbilly Elegy, A Memoir of a Family and Culture in Crisis," discusses the effects of a changing economy, the roots of the opioid epidemic, and the role of schools in confronting these issues. Plus, a video story about how one West Virginia district is helping students heal after their families are split apart by drug abuse.


Rules for Engagement's most-read posts in 2016 covered topics including grit, growth mindsets, transgender students, and school police.


A promised repeal of HB2, North Carolina's controversial state law that limits restroom access for transgender students in public schools, failed Wednesday evening.


Legislators will hold a special session to repeal a state law that includes restrictions on which public school bathrooms transgender students can use, Gov.-elect Roy Cooper said.


Four years after a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults in Newtown, Conn., families of the victims are praising a new federal law that is designed to improve access to mental health care.


Teenagers' use of drugs and alcohol showed a steep decline in 2016, new data show, dropping to rates the nation hasn't seen since the 1990s.


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