Retired Montana Principal John Moffatt says arming teachers and school staff is not the right way to respond to the threat of school shootings. His opinion is informed by his own experience as the survivor of a 1986 school shooting at Fergus High School in Lewistown, Mont., where a student gunman shot Moffatt in the abdomen after shooting and killing a substitute teacher.
A panel of Nevada students has proposed a bill that would require high schools to teach about issues like sexting, consent, and driving under the influence.
Two Texas congressmen from opposing political parties created an internet sensation—and maybe an example of social-emotional learning—when they went on an impromptu cross-country road trip, livestreaming discussions about politics along the way.
In an analysis of a cohort of California 10th graders, University of California researchers calculated the financial impacts of students who were suspended and ended up dropping out. The cost: $2.7 billion.
A multi-state lawsuit over Obama-era guidance on the rights of transgender students will soon be coming to an end, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a court filing Thursday.
Evie Blad appears on the Education Writers Association's EWA Radio podcast to discuss how a decision to rescind federal civil rights guidance on transgender students is playing out in schools and in the courts.
A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction requiring a Pennsylvania school district to allow three transgender students to use restrooms that match their gender identity while his court considers their case. The plaintiffs include the sister of President Trump's inauguration singer, Jackie Evancho.
Critics of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos are seizing on a comment she made at the Conservative Political Action Conference this week that she is "perhaps the first person to tell Bernie Sanders to his face that there's no such thing as a free lunch." And some are spreading some misinformation in the process.
The U.S. departments of Justice and Education rescinded Obama-era guidance on the rights of transgender students, lifting requirements that schools allow students to use the restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.
The Trump administration believes the federal government doesn't have a role in transgender-student rights in schools and plans to issue new guidance, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said.