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Schools should provide services like after-school programs, mental health supports, and health services for students who don't have access to them elsewhere, a majority of respondents to a national poll said.


The Trump administration will rescind Obama-era restrictions on local police agencies access to surplus military equipment, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said. That might mean school police can once again get military equipment like grenade launchers and mine-resistant armored vehicles through the program, known as 1033.


A prominent LGBT legal group has sued the U.S. Departments of Education and Justice for records related to the agencies' decision to withdraw federal guidance on the rights of transgender students in public schools.


Young children are more likely to learn and apply character lessons from books that feature human characters than from stories that center on human-like animals, a new study finds.


A proposed Texas bill that would have restricted restroom access for transgender people in many public buildings, including public schools, died Tuesday night after the state's house failed to take action on the measure during a special session.


A recent survey showed that it's not uncommon for teachers to spend an average of $300 a year of their own funds on food for their students. Many said that they see firsthand how hungry students have more trouble concentrating, learning, and behaving in class. Education Week asked teachers: What does this look like in your school? Here are some of your answers.


A California lawmaker proposed a bill that would require the state's middle schools and high schools to start no earlier than 8:30 a.m., aligning their schedules with recommendations by scientists who say teens don't get enough sleep.


President Trump said Thursday he will declare the opioid epidemic a national emergency. He called it "a serious problem, the likes of which we've never had."


The winners of a recent design challenge took a crack at measuring social-emotional learning, proposing everything from analyzing students' behaviors when taking computer-based tests to gauging their responses to real-world simulations.


A majority of teachers spend their own money to help ensure students have enough to eat, spending an average of $300 a year, according to a new survey.


Some students engage in so-called self-handicapping behaviors like procrastination in an attempt to protect themselves from the negative emotions they might feel if they fail at an academic task. How should teachers handle it?


Does transgender teen Gavin Grimm still have standing to sue his school district over access to the boys' bathroom since he graduated in June? The U.S. Court of Appeals for the 4th Circuit, in Richmond, Va., asked a lower court to answer that question, further delaying his case.


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