The U.S. Department of Education has said that Title IX protects students from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, but advocates say a more specific federal law is necessary to provide certainty of students' legal rights.
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The Coalition for Community Schools drew from recent Office of Civil Rights data to show how school climate and civil rights issues have suffered under the current law.
July 15, 2014
Gov. Jay Nixon calls mechanism for arming teachers "simply the wrong approach."
May 15, 2014
Researchers studied Web views before and after the school shootings to see how people explore polarizing issues.
June 04, 2013
The new Democratic bill, though facing political difficulties, would mark a big step forward for collecting data on school climate.
May 17, 2013
The House version of the farm bill strips the Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Program of its main feature: freshness.
May 06, 2013
The proposal would provide loans to buy new equipment, give schools grants for small projects and equipment, and improve training and technical assistance for cafeteria workers.
May 01, 2013
Education reform group StudentsFirst has apologized for calling a Tennessee lawmaker who sponsored anti-gay legislation one of its reformers of the year.
May 01, 2013
Could one form of emergency contraception become more widely available at schools now that the FDA has eliminated the need for a prescription for girls 15 and older?
April 26, 2013
After the devastating school shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., in December, state lawmakers around the country have proposed hundreds of ways to improve school security.