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January 30, 2014

Maine Supreme Court Sides With Transgender Student on Bathroom Access

The school originally allowed the student to use the girls' bathroom, but it changed course after controversy surrounding the issue.

January 29, 2014

California Schools See Drop in Suspensions, Expulsions

The Golden State started tracking more detailed discipline data last year.

January 29, 2014

Maryland Adopts New Discipline Rule to Address Racial Disparities, Suspensions

The new rule requires districts to adopt policies that "reflect a discipline philosophy based on the goals of fostering, teaching, and acknowledging positive behavior."

January 27, 2014

Ohio Bill Would Limit Schools' Liability When Armed Staff Use Guns

The proposal would also require school boards to keep names of armed employees private.

January 21, 2014

Bullying Data Will Improve Prevention Efforts, Connecticut Says

Under a state law passed in 2011, school officials documented 1,431 cases of bullying across the Nutmeg State during the 2012-13 school year.

January 10, 2014

Colorado Lawmakers Move to Save Anonymous Youth Violence Tip Line

A bipartisan bill would provide public support for Colorado's anonymous system for reporting possible acts of school violence.

December 26, 2013

Kentucky Panel's Proposals Could Take Truancy Offenses Out of Courts

A Kentucky task force has recommended changes to the state's justice system that could reduce youth incarceration rates in part by limiting court involvement for offenses like truancy.

December 12, 2013

Mandate Education Before Vaccine Opt-Out, Colorado Task Force Says

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.

December 11, 2013

Raising Compulsory Attendance Age Needs Further Study, Report Says

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 Schools Consider Suspension Alternatives to Address Race Gap

Minneapolis district considers de-emphasizing suspensions following scrutiny of racial differences in disciplinary rates.

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