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May 01, 2015

Obama to Launch 'My Brother's Keeper' as Independent Organization

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

Lawmakers Push to Include Educator Background Checks in Trafficking Bill

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

Lawmakers Renew Push to Increase Protections for LGBT Students in Schools

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

Community Schools Advocates Push for 'Whole Child' Focus in ESEA Update

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

Armed Teachers 'Will Not Make Schools Safer,' Mo. Governor Says In Veto

Gov. Jay Nixon calls mechanism for arming teachers "simply the wrong approach."

May 15, 2014

After Newtown, Readers Surfed Sites That Strengthened Existing Gun Views

Researchers studied Web views before and after the school shootings to see how people explore polarizing issues.

June 04, 2013

How Would the New NCLB Reauthorization Bill Affect School Climate?

The new Democratic bill, though facing political difficulties, would mark a big step forward for collecting data on school climate.

May 17, 2013

U.S. House Offers Not-So-Fresh Version of Fruit and Vegetable Program

The House version of the farm bill strips the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program of its main feature: freshness.

May 06, 2013

Bipartisan Bill Would Pay for School Kitchen Upgrades, Equipment

The proposal would provide loans to buy new equipment, give schools grants for small projects and equipment, and improve training and technical assistance for cafeteria workers.

May 01, 2013

Don't Say 'Reformer'

Education reform group StudentsFirst has apologized for calling a Tennessee lawmaker who sponsored anti-gay legislation one of its reformers of the year.

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