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.
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June 21, 2016
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.
February 16, 2016
The bill would have prohibited school-based disorderly conduct arrests for students 14 and younger.
February 10, 2016
The bill could make the state the first to create state-level restrictions on how schools treat transgender students and put it at odds with the U.S. Department of Education's interpretation of civil rights laws.
January 15, 2016
Schools should work to assess and meet the health needs of their students, and they should collaborate with healthcare providers to strengthen their efforts, says a letter sent today by the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services.
December 10, 2015
As states prepare to expand their accountability systems to consider more non-academic data, California's CORE districts will share their social-emotional learning measures to help inform their decisions.