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May 09, 2016

N.C. Governor, Justice Dept. Sue Each Other Over Transgender Restroom Access

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

Trauma-Informed Practices Will Help Tackle Chronic Absenteeism in Oregon

A new law in Oregon includes grant funding for schools to pilot "trauma-informed" solutions to chronic absenteeism.

March 17, 2016

Non-Cognitive Skills: Is It Enough for Measurements to Be Valid and Reliable?

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

S.D. Governor Vetoes Bill on Transgender Student Restroom, Locker Room Use

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

S.D. Bill That Limits Transgender Student Bathroom Use Bound for Governor's Desk

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

Virginia House Votes Down Bill That Aimed to Limit School Arrests

The bill would have prohibited school-based disorderly conduct arrests for students 14 and younger.

February 10, 2016

Transgender Students' Bathroom Use Would Be Restricted by South Dakota Bill

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

Federal Officials Urge Collaboration Between Schools, Health Care Providers

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

CORE Districts to Share Social-Emotional Measures to Inform Accountability Plans

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.

December 09, 2015

Sex Education Programs Fall Short of CDC Recommendations in Many States

Many U.S. high schools and middle schools fall short of meeting the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's recommendations for sex education programs. How does your state stack up?

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