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August 16, 2017

Texas 'Bathroom Bill' Dies as Special Session Ends

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

Texas Senate Approves 'Bathroom Bill' to Restrict Transgender Access

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 Kicks Off Emotional Debate Over 'Bathroom Bill' in Special Session

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.

June 15, 2017

Many Kids Who Eat Free School Lunches Have Few Options When School's Out

After years of growth, the number of children who eat federally subsidized free summer meals has declined, a new report finds. How does your state stack up?

April 13, 2017

More California Students Vaccinated After Change in Law, Data Show

California schools saw an increase in fully vaccinated incoming students after the state passed a law restricting so-called philosophical opt-outs from immunization mandates, new data show.

March 27, 2017

Watch: Surviving a School Shooting Shaped His Views on Arming Teachers

Retired Montana Principal John Moffatt says arming teachers and school staff is not the right way to respond to the threat of school shootings. His opinion is informed by his own experience as the survivor of a 1986 school shooting at Fergus High School in Lewistown, Mont., where a student gunman shot Moffatt in the abdomen after shooting and killing a substitute teacher.

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.

October 20, 2016

States Should Ensure Schools Properly Use Surveillance Technologies, Report Urges

While surveillance technology can have many benefits, including making schools safer and keeping students on task, it can also have unintended consequences in areas like equity and privacy, says a report by the National Association of State Boards of Education.

August 09, 2016

South Carolina Moves to Limit Role of School Police After Violent Student Arrest

The policies come at the recommendation of a state task force assembled after a video of a violent arrest of a teen girl drew widespread criticism on the internet last year.

August 01, 2016

Social-Emotional Learning: States Collaborate to Craft Standards, Policies

Eight states will work cooperatively with the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning to create and implement plans to draft statewide social-emotional learning standards and policies.

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