October 2016 Archives

The case, which centers on restroom access for a transgender Virginia student, could settle the issue for schools nationwide.


ESSA calls for states to adopt another indicator for school accountability, in addition to students' academic achievement in math and language arts. Chronic absenteeism may be a good fit, finds a new policy analysis.


Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, is pitching a $500 million program to help states and schools combat bullying.


The family of a 6-year-old kindergartner who died after he was shot on the playground of his South Carolina elementary school last month is pushing for a statewide requirement of a police officer or armed guard in every school.


While surveillance technology can have many benefits, including making schools safer and keeping students on task, it can also have unintended consequences in areas like equity and privacy, says a report by the National Association of State Boards of Education.


An emotional video campaign illustrates the ways meaningful adult relationships can counter the effects of childhood trauma on the brain.


Respondents to the survey, administered by the Sesame Workshop, said they often worry that "the world is an unkind place for children." Results come as schools increasingly focus on students' social and emotional skills as well as their academic success.


A Philadelphia teen with "mental health and medical issues" died at his residential school after a staff member restrained him during an altercation, police said.


Respondents to a national survey of school nutrition workers said salad bars, which give students choice and customization options, were among the most effective ways to boost produce consumption in schools.


Most reports of "scary clowns" have been unsubstantiated. The rumors, which have spread quickly through social media, have created a headache for schools.


The National Education Association says Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric has led to an increase in school bullying. But one researcher says it's too soon to draw that conclusion.


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