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May 18, 2015

Schools Legally Obligated to Address Effects of Trauma on Students, Suit Says

Are schools legally obligated to address the effects of student trauma in the classroom? A new lawsuit against the Compton Unified School District says that they are and that many fail to do so.

May 01, 2015

Obama to Launch 'My Brother's Keeper' as Independent Organization

My Brother's Keeper, a key initiative of Obama's administration, was launched in 2014 to address the needs of boys and men of color. President Obama is preparing to continue those efforts when he leaves office.

March 17, 2015

Leaders Tell of Supporting Families, Engaging Students, Inspiring Black Boys

In our special report, district-level leaders share their experiences engaging parents, meeting the needs of families, boosting student voice, and supporting student populations that are sometimes overlooked.

March 03, 2015

Hunger Is Common in Classrooms, Teachers Say in Survey

In a survey, a majority of teachers report students regularly come to school hungry, and they fear that hunger may have long-term effects on learning.

February 10, 2015

More Low-Income Children Eating School Breakfast, Report Says

The rate of low-income school lunch participants who also eat school breakfasts continued to climb, a report says.

January 27, 2015

More Homeless Children Would Qualify for Support Under Bill

Advocates for poor children have renewed efforts to expand the definition of homelessness used by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

January 26, 2015

Community Schools Advocates Push for 'Whole Child' Focus in ESEA Update

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.

January 26, 2015

Emphasis on 'Grit' Is Unfair to Some Students, Critics Say

Educators at a progressive ed-tech conference sought to provide nuance to the charge that the way schools have embraced "grit" has been harmful to children of color and students from circumstances of poverty.

January 16, 2015

New Milestone: Majority of Public School Students Now Considered Low-Income

It's a continuation of a trend that's been building for years and a "defining moment" for the U.S. education system, which must find ways to confront the barriers poverty creates for academic achievement in order to thrive, an analysis says.

December 31, 2014

School Climate and Child Wellness: Rules for Engagement's Most-Read Posts of 2014

Rules for Engagement's most popular posts of 2014 covered school lunches, violence, discipline, civil rights, health, and a whole-child approach to education.

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