December 2014 Archives

Rules for Engagement's most popular posts of 2014 covered school lunches, violence, discipline, civil rights, health, and a whole-child approach to education.


The so-called "free care rule" does not apply to health services provided in schools, the federal agency that administers Medicaid said. That means schools can bill Medicaid for more services they provide to low-income students.


Taliban militants attacked a school in Peshawar, Pakistan Tuesday, killing more than 130 children and 10 staff and wounding many others.


One of Education Week's Leaders to Learn From helps students in her high-poverty district learn by offering them access to a food pantry and a place to clean their clothes.


Nine victims' families and one survivor of the December 2012 school shootings in Newtown, Conn., sued the manufacturer, distributor, and seller of the gun used in the attack.


In this Storify, Education Week reflects on the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting.


The court says an officer's use of a "twist-lock" to restrain a boy suspected of stealing a school iPad did not violate the Constitution.


It's been two years since the deadliest K-12 school shooting in U.S. history, and the event continues to inform conversations about mental health, school climate, and student well-being.


The proposed omnibus appropriations bill would allow for wiggle room on a few heightened nutrition standards for school meals.


Students across the country are refusing to stand or recite the Pledge of Allegiance in protest against the recent killings of Eric Garner and Michael Brown.


Let's Move director and school lunch regulations advocate Sam Kass is leaving and Congress considers restricting the rules' application through language in a budget deal.


U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric Holder announced today new guidance for states and localities that is meant to improve the education of youths in juvenile detention facilities and protect their civil rights.


The Minnesota State High School League became the 33rd state association to approve a policy regarding transgender student-athletes.


This week, we read about discussing race in the classroom, students who may be overlooked in anti-bullying efforts, how teaching style affects student disruption, and more.


Here's a peek at some strategies schools are using to buy, prepare, and serve locally grown foods through farm-to-school programs.


The president plans to order agencies to set new training and oversight requirements for federal programs that provide military equipment to local police departments, including some school police.


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