Vaccines: California Governor Signs Bill Eliminating Most Exemptions

California joins West Virginia and Mississippi in eliminating broad philosophical exemptions from state vaccine requirements.


N.Y. Governor: Education Department Must Enforce Transgender Student Law

Gov. Andrew Cuomo called for greater enforcement after the New York ACLU released a "truly disturbing report" detailing violations of a state law designed to protect students from harassment or unfair treatment on the basis of gender identity or expression.


Partnership Launches Emotional Intelligence Resources for Families

GreatSchools, known for producing profiles of schools, has announced a partnership with the Yale Center for Emotional Intelligence.


Health, Poverty, and Engagement: How States Stack Up on 'Whole Child' Issues

With that in mind, newly updated "Whole Child Snapshots" from ASCD show how states measure in a range of issues like obesity, bullying, and civic engagement.


Advocates Tout L.A. Unified Budget That Restricts Spending on School Police

Advocates of restorative justice announced a victory Tuesday, as the Los Angeles Unified School District announced the reallocation of some school-policing funds toward programs meant to improve school climate.


What Do Students Need to Succeed? Guide Helps Educators Navigate the Research

A new report from the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research offers a framework for understanding the cognitive and non-cognitive traits students need for success as adults.


Justice Department Resolves 'School-to-Prison Pipeline' Case in Mississippi

The federal agency sued the city of Meridian, the state of Mississippi, Lauderdale County, Miss.,Youth Court and the Youth Court Judges in 2012 alleging "systematic violations of youths' due process rights."


Suicide Prevention on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation to Be Aided by Federal Grant

Seven teenagers have killed themselves in recent months on the 2 million-acre reservation, which is home to members of the Oglala Sioux Tribe.


School Lunches in Spotlight as Vilsack Gets Grilled by Congressional Committee

The conversation touched on a variety of issues, including controversial nutrition standards the USDA set for school meals as part of the Healthy, Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010.


Could Parents Be Allies in Schools' Efforts to Build Growth Mindsets in Students?

New materials aim to teach parents about the research behind schools' growth mindset work.


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