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March 11, 2015

Montana, the Only State Without an Anti-Bullying Law, Might Adopt One

There will be an anti-bullying law in every state if Montana lawmakers approve a bill this legislative session. The proposal is less detailed and definitive than the policies in place in other states.

February 23, 2015

Analysis Identifies States, Districts With the Most Problematic Discipline Rates

Researchers at The Center for Civil Rights Remedies at the University of California Los Angeles analyzed federal data at the state and local level.

January 22, 2015

Vaccine Exemptions Back in Spotlight After Measles Outbreak

A rash of measles cases linked to Disneyland have caused many to take another look at exemptions from mandatory vaccination policies.

December 18, 2014

Schools Can Bill Medicaid for More Student-Health Services, Feds Say

The so-called "free care rule" does not apply to health services provided in schools, the federal agency that administers Medicaid said. That means schools can bill Medicaid for more services they provide to low-income students.

December 08, 2014

New Federal Guidance Aims to Improve Schooling for Incarcerated Youth

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric Holder announced today new guidance for states and localities that is meant to improve the education of youths in juvenile detention facilities and protect their civil rights.

November 25, 2014

Mississippi ACLU Aims to Reduce Schools' Use of Restraint, Seclusion

The organization will advocate for new policies, meet with community leaders, and track use of such disciplinary measures in the state's schools.

November 04, 2014

Leader of NRA's Newtown Response Elected Governor of Arkansas

Asa Hutchinson led the National School Shield task force, which recommended allowing school leaders to train and arm some employees if they deem it necessary.

September 02, 2014

Attendance Affects Achievement: Study Provides State-by-State Look

A study by Attendance Works tracks the effects of absences on NAEP scores at a state-by-state level.

July 15, 2014

Armed Teachers 'Will Not Make Schools Safer,' Mo. Governor Says In Veto

Gov. Jay Nixon calls mechanism for arming teachers "simply the wrong approach."

May 14, 2014

Snapshots Gauge States on Whole-Child Indicators

The reports, created by the policy group ASCD, include indicators related to students' health, well-being, and civic involvement.

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