Should schools be held liable for violent attacks? A proposal in Colorado is sparking debates about risk assessment, spending priorities, and safety efforts.
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April 14, 2015
April 02, 2015
Do criminal penalties for truancy help boost attendance or prevent dropouts? Policy debates have included the same concerns for decades.
April 01, 2015
A preliminary review by the Justice Department revealed that Dallas County prosecuted approximately 20,000 failure to attend school cases in 2014.
March 11, 2015
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
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
A rash of measles cases linked to Disneyland have caused many to take another look at exemptions from mandatory vaccination policies.
December 18, 2014
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
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
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
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.