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.
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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.
September 15, 2016
Supporting Youth Opportunity and Preventing Delinquency Act of 2016, if approved, would become the newest version of the Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act.
September 08, 2016
Federal agencies introduced new requirements for school police hired through federal grants and new resources for schools that outline best practices for training and hiring school police.
May 13, 2016
Texas is willing to forgo $10 billion in federal education funds as a result of refusing to comply with new federal guidance, which says schools must allow transgender students to use restrooms and locker rooms that align with their gender identity.
April 13, 2016
Heated presidential campaign rhetoric and divisive policy proposals have had a negative effect on school climate, a new report says.
February 16, 2016
If Gov. Dennis Daugaard signs the bill, South Dakota will be the first to create state-level restrictions on how schools treat transgender students, which could put its schools at odds with the U.S. Department of Education's interpretation of civil rights laws.