As the Education Department reverses several Obama-era civil rights policies, policy watchers have wondered if it will next withdraw or alter 2014 guidance on racial disparities in school discipline.
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October 16, 2017
October 09, 2017
A Texas student says she was forced to leave her high school after refusing to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance earlier this month. Such protests are gaining more attention after criticisms from President Donald Trump.
September 24, 2017
Comments from President Donald Trump fueled growing protests by athletes during the national anthem, and students may choose to join. Courts have held that schools cannot require students to participate in patriotic rituals. What can students learn from this moment?
September 22, 2017
The U.S. Department of Education withdrew Obama-era guidance on Title IX and sexual assault Friday, and it released interim guidance it plans to leave in place while it seeks public input to inform a new policy.
September 07, 2017
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced Thursday plans to revise Obama-era civil rights guidance on Title IX and sexual assault, a move that could affect elementary and secondary schools.
July 17, 2017
Teen pregnancy prevention programs set to end in 2020 will now lose funding in 2018 after the Trump administration opted to end federal grants, Reveal reports. Many of those programs targeted teen girls from minority populations that are at higher risk for early pregnancy.
June 16, 2017
The U.S. Department of Education has directed civil rights investigators to find ways to address transgender students' concerns of harassment and bullying while bypassing complaints about facilities.
May 24, 2017
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos was sharply questioned on federal civil rights enforcement in private schools that receive vouchers during a Wednesday congressional hearing.
May 01, 2017
The Trump administration will discontinue Let Girls Learn, an interagency effort that included work by Peace Corps volunteers to address barriers that keep about about 62 million girls around the world out of school, CNN reports.
April 28, 2017
Trump's campaign pledge to end gun-free school zones "on day one" remains unfulfilled. It would require cooperation from Congress to change existing laws on guns in schools.