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March 02, 2017

Justice Dept: States to Drop Suit Over Transgender-Student Guidance

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

Podcast: What a Federal Policy Shift Means for Transgender Students and Schools

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

Fact Check: DeVos Doesn't Control Who Gets a 'Free Lunch'

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.

February 22, 2017

Trump Administration Rescinds Transgender-Student Guidance

The U.S. departments of Justice and Education rescinded Obama-era guidance on the rights of transgender students, lifting requirements that schools allow students to use the restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.

February 12, 2017

Trump Administration Signals Shift on Transgender Students. What's Next?

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.

February 03, 2017

Newtown Debates Letter Asking Trump to Denounce Sandy Hook 'Truthers'

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

Trump's Supreme Court Pick Has Opined on Student Discipline, School Police

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

Police in Schools: Three Findings From a New Education Week Analysis

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

DeVos Says She Would Support Trump If He Pushes to End Gun-Free School Zones

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

Will Trump Administration Seek to Weaken Vaccine Requirements?

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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