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November 28, 2016

LGBT Students: Five Possible Effects of Trump's Presidency, Ed. Secretary Choice

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

Troubled by Post-Election School Climate, K-12 Groups to Issue 'Call to Action'

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

Superintendent's Retweet About Students' Post-Election Emotions Stirs Controversy

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

Proposed Juvenile-Justice Overhaul Emphasizes Trauma-Informed Practices

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

Feds to Schools: Protect Students' Civil Rights by Limiting Role of School Police

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 Lt. Gov. Urges Districts to Disobey Feds on Transgender Student Rights

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

Donald Trump's Rhetoric Has Made Some Students Feel Unsafe, Report Says

Heated presidential campaign rhetoric and divisive policy proposals have had a negative effect on school climate, a new report says.

February 16, 2016

S.D. Bill That Limits Transgender Student Bathroom Use Bound for Governor's Desk

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.

February 10, 2016

Transgender Students' Bathroom Use Would Be Restricted by South Dakota Bill

The bill could make the state the first to create state-level restrictions on how schools treat transgender students and put it at odds with the U.S. Department of Education's interpretation of civil rights laws.

January 05, 2016

Newtown Families, Teachers' Unions Applaud Obama's Actions on Guns

As he unveiled a new set of actions meant to reduce gun violence, President Obama mentioned failed efforts to pass new gun laws after the 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.

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