Transgender Advocates Renew Push for Title IX Guidance After College Waivers

The U.S. Department of Education recently granted religious exemptions from Title IX's protections for transgender students to three private colleges. Here's how that relates to K-12 schools.


School Discriminated Against Pregnant Student, Complaint Says

The U.S. Department of Education's Office of Civil Rights issued guidance about schools' treatment of pregnant students in 2013.


The Absolute Best School Climate Blogging (This Week)

This week, we start with pep talk from Kid President and then we read about leaders' attitudes about diversity, children's attitudes about race, zero-tolerance policies, viral selfies, and more.


Nebraska Agency to Track Effects of 'Whole Child' Factors on Achievement

The effort fits into a larger national picture of schools taking a closer look at how student wellness affects academic success.


Five Takeaways From Congress' Latest Hearing on School Lunch Rules

Like all discussions about school food lately, the latest Congressional hearing on child nutrition reauthorization focused on whether schools have struggled to meet new federal nutrition rules.


Bullying the Focus of National Initiative Launched by More Than 170 Mayors

The Mayors' Campaign to End Bullying, which aims to use evidence-based prevention strategies in schools, is a partnership of the U.S. Conference of Mayors and The BULLY Project.


Pilot Will Make it Easier for Schools to Buy Locally Grown Foods

The project was authorized through the 2014 Farm Bill.


Districts Sign On to 'My Brother's Keeper,' Obama to Announce

Districts that make up the Council of the Great City Schools are pledging to invest in strategies meant to improve outcomes for boys of color.


The Absolute Best School Climate Blogging (This Week)

This week, we read about helping black boys succeed, grit, what happens to popular kids, and more.


Alabama Reviews Sex Ed. Policy After Court Strikes State Bans on Anal, Oral Sex

Alabama's law requires that sex education classes emphasize that homosexual conduct "is a criminal offense under the laws of the state."


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