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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.

April 10, 2014

New Minnesota Anti-Bullying Law Follows Years of Debate, Controversy

The passage follows years of debate and a marathon discussion on the statehouse floor.

April 04, 2014

'How to Put on a Sock' Video Illustrates Concerns About Mississippi Sex Ed

Mississippi's state law requires sex education in schools, but it forbids demonstrating the use of condoms and contraceptives.

April 01, 2014

U.S. Must Improve Outcomes for Minority Youth as Demographics Shift, Report Says

In "Race for Results," the Baltimore-based Annie E. Casey Foundation created a new index that uses 12 educational, health, and economic factors to rank how children from major racial and ethnic groups fare in every state.

February 06, 2014

Value of Single-Sex Classes Questioned as Florida Considers Adding More

A review of studies of single-sex classrooms found many claims of their value could be attributed to other factors, such as parental income and education levels.

January 30, 2014

Maine Supreme Court Sides With Transgender Student on Bathroom Access

The school originally allowed the student to use the girls' bathroom, but it changed course after controversy surrounding the issue.

January 29, 2014

California Schools See Drop in Suspensions, Expulsions

The Golden State started tracking more detailed discipline data last year.

January 29, 2014

Maryland Adopts New Discipline Rule to Address Racial Disparities, Suspensions

The new rule requires districts to adopt policies that "reflect a discipline philosophy based on the goals of fostering, teaching, and acknowledging positive behavior."

January 27, 2014

Ohio Bill Would Limit Schools' Liability When Armed Staff Use Guns

The proposal would also require school boards to keep names of armed employees private.

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