A Colorado task force recommended educating parents about the risks of not vaccinating their children before allowing them to claim a personal exemption from the requirement.
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December 12, 2013
December 11, 2013
A national study found few states have investigated whether decisions to raise compulsory school attendance ages actually reduced dropout rates. The study recommends a careful review of the effects as Maryland raises its attendance age in two phases.
December 09, 2013
Minneapolis district considers de-emphasizing suspensions following scrutiny of racial differences in disciplinary rates.
November 26, 2013
A Connecticut judge ordered the release of 911 calls made the day of the shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
November 13, 2013
A report by the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania questions rates of suspensions and expulsions in the state.
June 23, 2013
More U.S. children were living in poverty in 2011 than 2005, and more children were living in homes where parents don't have full-time jobs.
June 21, 2013
Advocacy groups say the district suspends black students at four times the rate of white students. States and districts everywhere are being pressed to change discipline practices.
June 20, 2013
Companies that insure Kansas districts say that giving concealed handguns to on-campus employees who aren't sworn law enforcement officers is too much of a liability.
June 12, 2013
Six months since the shootings in Newtown, how schools protect students from shootings and disasters of any kind remains very much in the spotlight.
May 24, 2013
The days at Plaza Towers and Briarwood elementary schools in the Moore, Okla., school district had started out like any other. And then they were blown away.