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.
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June 16, 2017
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.
April 06, 2017
Grimm, who transitioned from female-to-male his freshman year, sued his district after it created a policy that limited bathroom access by biological sex.
April 04, 2017
The Palatine, Ill., district policy that allows a transgender student to access the girls locker room has dominated its school board race.
March 27, 2017
Retired Montana Principal John Moffatt says arming teachers and school staff is not the right way to respond to the threat of school shootings. His opinion is informed by his own experience as the survivor of a 1986 school shooting at Fergus High School in Lewistown, Mont., where a student gunman shot Moffatt in the abdomen after shooting and killing a substitute teacher.
March 02, 2017
A multi-state lawsuit over Obama-era guidance on the rights of transgender students will soon be coming to an end, the U.S. Department of Justice said in a court filing Thursday.
March 01, 2017
Evie Blad appears on the Education Writers Association's EWA Radio podcast to discuss how a decision to rescind federal civil rights guidance on transgender students is playing out in schools and in the courts.
February 24, 2017
Critics of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos are seizing on a comment she made at the Conservative Political Action Conference this week that she is "perhaps the first person to tell Bernie Sanders to his face that there's no such thing as a free lunch." And some are spreading some misinformation in the process.