Social-emotional learning programs yield big benefits for schools, students, and society, researchers found.
February 2015 Archives
The court filing comes as some LGBT student advocates insist schools need clearer guidance on their obligations to transgender students under federal civil rights laws.
Forget narrowing the academic curriculum; could accountability narrow schools' focus on student behaviors?
Researchers at The Center for Civil Rights Remedies at the University of California Los Angeles analyzed federal data at the state and local level.
Virginia's school guards are unarmed. The bill's supporters said providing non-lethal weapons would help protect schools against intruders.
This week, read about restraint and seclusion policies, social media monitoring, a colorful approach to school climate improvement, and more.
When it comes to sex education, there's a huge difference between requiring schools to seek parental consent for all students and allowing some parents to opt their students out, advocates say.
Improving the lives of boys of color has emerged as an urgent public policy issue in the last couple of years, most recently evidenced by President Barack Obama's "My Brother's Keeper" initiative.
Critics are concerned the weapons would be used on students.
Black students share their experiences with race in school. Plus links on graduation rates, student perspectives on restorative practices, what schools can learn from the military, and more.
Included in the final report of the Sandy Hook Advisory Commission are calls for social-emotional learning, threat assessment, and mental health services in schools.
The U.S. Department of Education has said that Title IX protects students from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, but advocates say a more specific federal law is necessary to provide certainty of students' legal rights.
The rate of low-income school lunch participants who also eat school breakfasts continued to climb, a report says.
The local elected official is concerned that the initiative, which focuses on improving outcomes for boys of color, may run afoul of federal law because it does not include girls.
The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation announced a $500 million commitment over the next decade toward ensuring all children can grow up at a healthy weight.
The rules for school fundraisers are a part of the Smart Snacks in Schools competitive foods rules, which went into effect July 1.
This weekly school climate roundup covers school climate, social and emotional development in the teen brain, school bullying efforts, and more.
California lawmakers have proposed eliminating a "personal belief" exemption from the state's vaccine requirements.
A small but growing number of school police are wearing body cameras to help address student civil rights concerns and to increase transparency about their actions.