Students in Cities More Likely to Eat School Meals Than Rural, Suburban Peers

Among eligible students, students in urban areas are most likely to eat free or reduced-price school meals, a study finds.


Transgender Student Policies Spark Protests in Missouri District

A Missouri district's decision to allow a transgender student to use girls' bathrooms and locker rooms has sparked protests from students and parents. What obligations do schools have to transgender students?


Early Patterns of Chronic Absenteeism Threaten Academic Success, Groups Say

While attendance in later grades gets a lot of attention, educators and policy makers should also be concerned about early patterns of chronic absenteeism, two groups say.


Black Students' Discipline Rates Are Especially High in the South, Study Finds

In 13 southern states, black students are much more likely to be suspended or expelled than their white peers. A new study highlights how the national trend of discipline disparities plays out in the southern region.


Illinois Governor Signs Sweeping School Discipline Bill Championed by Students

The new law, which was passed with bipartisan support from Illinois lawmakers, is designed to make suspensions and expulsions a last resort.


Student Engagement, Hope Outrank Tests as Measures of Schools' Success, Poll Finds

Poll respondents ranked student engagement and hope at the top of a list of signs of schools' success, well above standardized test results.


Mindset Kit Aims to Put Research on Growth Mindset, Engagement to Work

A new set of online lessons aims to help schools and parents apply research about growth mindsets in practical ways.


Disparate Impact in School Discipline: What Does the Public Think?

Do teachers, parents, and the general public support district and federal efforts to make discipline more even-handed? A new poll seeks to gauge opinions on district and federal policies designed to tackle "disparate impact."


School Food Workers Need More Training, Resources, Survey Finds

Workers in school kitchens need more training in areas like basic cooking skills and new nutrition standards, a new survey found.


New School Year May Trigger Uptick in Headaches for Some Students

Changes in routines associated with the end of summer, a lack of sleep, academic stress, poor hydration, and prolonged screen time may contribute to higher levels of kids' headaches in the fall, doctors speculated.


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