Only 43 percent of schools reported testing their drinking water for lead in a 2017 survey released Tuesday by the Government Accountability Office. Among those districts, 37 percent found elevated levels of lead.
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July 17, 2018
May 20, 2018
Days after 10 people were shot and killed in a Texas high school, leaders there called for more armed teachers and increased school security measures.
February 08, 2018
A South Dakota lawmaker has proposed a bill that would prohibit public schools from teaching kindergarten through 7th-grade students about gender identity or gender expression. Critics say it would hurt transgender students.
January 17, 2018
Hawaii's schools are prepared to respond to ballistic missile threats, education officials wrote in a letter to parents after Saturday's false alarm.
January 16, 2018
Why a pair of moms set out on a mission to ensure that every elementary school in their state offered recess.
December 15, 2017
There were a total of 64 sex education bills proposed in 27 states and Puerto Rico during 2017 legislative sessions.
November 07, 2017
Principals see a lack of time, inadequate teacher training, and funding as barriers to carrying out social-emotional learning in their schools, a nationally representative survey found.
August 16, 2017
A proposed Texas bill that would have restricted restroom access for transgender people in many public buildings, including public schools, died Tuesday night after the state's house failed to take action on the measure during a special session.
July 25, 2017
If Texas enacts the bill, the state will become just the second to place limitations on transgender students restroom access in public schools.
July 21, 2017
Texas lawmakers opened debate on a so-called 'bathroom bill' with an emotional day of testimony about transgender students' experiences in school and privacy concerns of parents.