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January 16, 2018

Watch: Parents Push for (and Win) More School Recess Time

Why a pair of moms set out on a mission to ensure that every elementary school in their state offered recess.

December 15, 2017

Consent, Contraception, and LGBT Issues: Sex Ed. Bills States Considered in 2017

There were a total of 64 sex education bills proposed in 27 states and Puerto Rico during 2017 legislative sessions.

November 07, 2017

Principals Like Social-Emotional Learning. Here's Why Schools Struggle With It

Principals see a lack of time, inadequate teacher training, and funding as barriers to carrying out social-emotional learning in their schools, a nationally representative survey found.

August 16, 2017

Texas 'Bathroom Bill' Dies as Special Session Ends

A proposed Texas bill that would have restricted restroom access for transgender people in many public buildings, including public schools, died Tuesday night after the state's house failed to take action on the measure during a special session.

July 25, 2017

Texas Senate Approves 'Bathroom Bill' to Restrict Transgender Access

If Texas enacts the bill, the state will become just the second to place limitations on transgender students restroom access in public schools.

July 21, 2017

Texas Kicks Off Emotional Debate Over 'Bathroom Bill' in Special Session

Texas lawmakers opened debate on a so-called 'bathroom bill' with an emotional day of testimony about transgender students' experiences in school and privacy concerns of parents.

June 15, 2017

Many Kids Who Eat Free School Lunches Have Few Options When School's Out

After years of growth, the number of children who eat federally subsidized free summer meals has declined, a new report finds. How does your state stack up?

April 13, 2017

More California Students Vaccinated After Change in Law, Data Show

California schools saw an increase in fully vaccinated incoming students after the state passed a law restricting so-called philosophical opt-outs from immunization mandates, new data show.

March 27, 2017

Watch: Surviving a School Shooting Shaped His Views on Arming Teachers

Retired Montana Principal John Moffatt says arming teachers and school staff is not the right way to respond to the threat of school shootings. His opinion is informed by his own experience as the survivor of a 1986 school shooting at Fergus High School in Lewistown, Mont., where a student gunman shot Moffatt in the abdomen after shooting and killing a substitute teacher.

January 10, 2017

Will Trump Administration Seek to Weaken Vaccine Requirements?

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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