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.
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October 20, 2016
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
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
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.
June 21, 2016
The Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual Kids Count Data Book cites improvements for teens, but notes that minorities still lag in several areas compared to their white peers.
May 09, 2016
Federal officials had warned North Carolina leaders that a new state law violates federal employment laws and Title IX by restricting which restrooms transgender students and employees can use. Gov. Pat McCrory sued over the assertion.
April 04, 2016
A new law in Oregon includes grant funding for schools to pilot "trauma-informed" solutions to chronic absenteeism.
March 17, 2016
Even well-tested measures of students' non-cognitive and social-emotional skills create unknowns and potential problems when used in high-stakes accountability, a researcher writes.
March 01, 2016
The bill would have required transgender students to use school facilities that match their biological sex at birth, even if it differed from their gender identity.
February 16, 2016
If Gov. Dennis Daugaard signs the bill, South Dakota will be the first to create state-level restrictions on how schools treat transgender students, which could put its schools at odds with the U.S. Department of Education's interpretation of civil rights laws.