September 2015 Archives

A principal was injured in a school shooting at a South Dakota high school Wednesday.

The education secretary says that much could be saved by redirecting some non-violent offenders away from prison, and the money used to boost salaries at high-poverty schools.

Seattle joins districts around the country in exploring whether broad infractions like "defiance" are applied inconsistently across schools and student groups.

Controlling for race, gender, and other factors, Chicago students are more likely to be suspended if they attend schools with high rates of poverty, a new study finds.

The Walton Family Foundation will fund research on measuring and nurturing social-emotional skills and grit.

Police arrested a 14-year-old freshman after they said his homemade clock looked like a bomb, sparking concerns of discrimination against Muslims.

A new report encourages racial equity groups and LGBT-student groups to collaborate on improving school discipline.

School board members in Hillsboro, Mo., resigned after students and parents protested over accommodations school officials made for a transgender student.

Teens should start school at 10 a.m. to better align with their changing sleep patterns, scientists said recently.

The U.S. Preventative Services Task Force has recommended depression screenings for teens, but also says evidence is lacking about such screenings for younger children.

As Congress contemplates reauthorizing the Child Nutrition Act, U.S. Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack attempts to address some concerns about school meal programs.

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

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?

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.

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