The federal appeals court refused to rehear a three-judge panel's decision ruling that found that the U.S. Department of Education's insistence that Title IX applies to transgender students is a valid interpretation of the civil rights law.

At 2016 commencement addresses, graduates laughed at jokes, cried at personal stories, and heard a whole lot about social-emotional learning from pop culture icons, sports stars, and President Obama. Here's a sampling.

Federal agencies have turned "educational settings across the country into laboratories for a massive social experiment" by issuing rules on restroom and locker room access for transgender students, a group of 11 states argues in a federal lawsuit.

School nurses help promote student health and address issues like chronic absenteeism, the American Academy of Pediatrics says in a position paper.

The student gets the milk for free as part of the National School Lunch Program, his mother said.

Republicans in Oklahoma's legislature proposed a bill that would protect students' rights to use restrooms apart from their transgender peers as a religious liberty issue, and they called for President Obama's impeachment over new federal guidance that schools should not limit transgender students' access to restrooms and locker rooms.

A bill approved by a House committee Wednesday would heighten restrictions for participation in community eligibility, a provision that allows high-poverty schools to serve free meals to all students.

Even before the Obama administration issued guidance on how schools should treat transgender students, many were working to accommodate them in areas like pronoun use and facilities access.

Texas is willing to forgo $10 billion in federal education funds as a result of refusing to comply with new federal guidance, which says schools must allow transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms that align with their gender identity.

In a letter to the nation's school districts, the federal civil rights officials will tell public school leaders that they must allow transgender students to use the restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.

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