Federal lawmakers have proposed a ban on practices known as "lunch shaming," which single out students with unpaid school meal debts. Some say the measure doesn't do enough to address the problem.
The nation's largest school district will require every public school to make a single-stall restroom available for student use to provide an option for transgender students, gender non-conforming students, and students with medical needs, the district said.
The USDA relaxed nutrition standards for school lunches Monday. The changes fall short of the aggressive scale-back that some conservative members of congress have pushed for in recent years.
The Trump administration will discontinue Let Girls Learn, an interagency effort that included work by Peace Corps volunteers to address barriers that keep about about 62 million girls around the world out of school, CNN reports.
The incident touches on larger discussions about the role of school security personnel in routine disciplinary issues and whether it's appropriate to carry pepper spray in school settings.
The USDA plans to unveil a new school meal rule that will likely address concerns from critics who say that current regulations are overly restrictive and costly to implement.
Trump's campaign pledge to end gun-free school zones "on day one" remains unfulfilled. It would require cooperation from Congress to change existing laws on guns in schools.
The Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning, or CASEL, launched a new set of online resources this week designed to help school districts implement comprehensive SEL strategies.
Advocates for social-emotional learning caution that some messages about SEL wrongly promote harmful stereotypes and narratives about children of color and low-income students.
The U.S. Department of Agriculture will soon require schools to set clear, consistent policies about how they address unpaid school lunch bills, which have long been a sticky issue for schools. The problem saw renewed interest recently after New Mexico banned "lunch shaming."