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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.

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.

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