July 2014 Archives

A new report by the Brookings Institution finds more poor people are living in the suburbs than in rural or urban areas, a shift that has taken place since 2000.

A survey released this week by AASA, the School Superintendents Association, and the Children's Defense Fund explores how superintendents view discipline in their districts.

Some states are making a statement about new federal nutrition rules for school snacks by exempting large numbers of fundraisers from the standards.

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.

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

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.

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

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.

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.

The project was authorized through the 2014 Farm Bill.

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.

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

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

Gov. Jay Nixon calls mechanism for arming teachers "simply the wrong approach."

Such photos can help promote school food efforts, often executed on a tight budget.

It's part of a greater effort to re-examine school discipline practices.

This week, we learn about how movement affects learning, the lack of accountability for mandatory reporters of child abuse, student engagement, and more.

Many believe that girls of color face the same challenges as their male peers and that it makes little sense to exclude them from the White House initiative.

The new model, supported by the CDC, builds on the traditional coordinated school health approach.

Bipartisan efforts are brewing to increase participation in the USDA summer meals programs.

Groups who spoke out in a recent cyberbullying case favor alternative approaches, such as restorative practices.

Efforts to fortify schools in the Tornado Alley state have stalled since a deadly 2013 tornado.

Get updated on the school food fight and play a game to mark new school nutrition rules that took effect today.

The overbroad law violated the First Amendment, the Court of Appeals ruled.

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