The education secretary says that much could be saved by redirecting some non-violent offenders away from prison, and the money used to boost salaries at high-poverty schools.
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The department's civil rights data collection shows that more than 3 million students are suspended or expelled each year (including 4-year-olds).
July 14, 2015
The U.S. Senate voted down an amendment designed to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students from discrimination and harassment in public schools. But such protections are already required under Title IX, the National School Boards Association said.
July 08, 2015
The forthcoming bullying debate will prompt the first votes on lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender issues since the U.S. Supreme Court ruling on the right to same-sex marriage.
June 12, 2015
New research underscores the important role that adult alcohol policies and habits play on youth drinking.
May 01, 2015
My Brother's Keeper, a key initiative of Obama's administration, was launched in 2014 to address the needs of boys and men of color. President Obama is preparing to continue those efforts when he leaves office.
March 12, 2015
Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said the amendment offered by Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., would bolster the U.S. Department of Education's role as "a National School Board."
February 11, 2015
The U.S. Department of Education has said that Title IX protects students from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, but advocates say a more specific federal law is necessary to provide certainty of students' legal rights.
January 26, 2015
The Coalition for Community Schools drew from recent Office of Civil Rights data to show how school climate and civil rights issues have suffered under the current law.
July 15, 2014
Gov. Jay Nixon calls mechanism for arming teachers "simply the wrong approach."