A legal filing by the Trump administration calls into question the future of a rule issued under President Obama that required schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that gender identity.
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February 12, 2017
February 03, 2017
The Newtown, Conn., school board authorized its chair to sign a letter calling on President Trump to denounce people who claim the 2012 mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School are an elaborate hoax. Some other city officials have been reluctant to sign on.
January 31, 2017
Supreme Court nominee Neil M. Gorsuch dissented in a case last year, arguing that a school resource officer handcuffed and arrested a student for a situation that could have been handled by school principal.
January 30, 2017
An analysis of federal data by the Education Week Research Center explores students' exposure to law enforcement in schools and persistent racial disparities in rates of student arrests and referrals to law enforcement.
January 17, 2017
Pressed in her confirmation hearing, education secretary nominee Betsy DeVos called guns in schools a state and local issue. She said she would support President-elect Donald Trump if he moves to end gun-free school zones.
January 10, 2017
Outspoken vaccine critic Robert F. Kennedy Jr. said he agreed to "chair a commission on vaccine safety and scientific integrity" at the president-elect's request.
December 14, 2016
Four years after a mass shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School claimed the lives of 20 children and six adults in Newtown, Conn., families of the victims are praising a new federal law that is designed to improve access to mental health care.
November 28, 2016
How will Donald Trump's stances on education, which stress a scaled back federal role, and the appointment of voucher advocate Betsy DeVos as education secretary affect LGBT students?
November 21, 2016
Several national K-12 groups will encourage schools to respond to numerous reports of violence, harassment, and intimidation that have occurred since Donald Trump's presidential election by reaffirming "the inclusive values that are the foundation of healthy learning cultures."
November 14, 2016
A Maryland lawmaker is pushing for a state ethics charge against Baltimore County Superintendent Dallas Dance after he retweeted a call for schools to protect "non-white students" the day after the election.