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February 23, 2015

Analysis Identifies States, Districts With the Most Problematic Discipline Rates

Researchers at The Center for Civil Rights Remedies at the University of California Los Angeles analyzed federal data at the state and local level.

January 28, 2015

Mississippi Lawmakers Tackle Special Education Woes Through Competing Bills

Proposals on the table include a pilot voucher program and a bill to provide more advocacy and information to parents.

January 22, 2015

Vaccine Exemptions Back in Spotlight After Measles Outbreak

A rash of measles cases linked to Disneyland have caused many to take another look at exemptions from mandatory vaccination policies.

January 22, 2015

Which States Are Going for Early Bird NCLB-Waiver Renewal?

The U.S. Department of Education has offered seven states an early deadline and a very special, expedited review process for renewing their No Child Left Behind waivers, but not everyone is taking it up on the offer.

January 07, 2015

West Virginia Adopts Common Science Standards, With Modifications on Climate Change

Last month, West Virginia joined 12 states and the District of Columbia in adopting the Next Generation Science Standards—but not without first making a few tweaks to the standards' language about global warming.

December 22, 2014

How Are States Progressing When It Comes to Teacher Distribution?

The U.S. Department of Education gave education researchers a special holiday present: Reams upon reams of state and district level data on the equitable distribution of teachers.

December 18, 2014

Schools Can Bill Medicaid for More Student-Health Services, Feds Say

The so-called "free care rule" does not apply to health services provided in schools, the federal agency that administers Medicaid said. That means schools can bill Medicaid for more services they provide to low-income students.

December 10, 2014

Eighteen States Win $250 Million in Preschool Development Grants

The announcement of federal funding comes on the day of a White House "summit" on early education that brings together public and private partners.

December 08, 2014

New Federal Guidance Aims to Improve Schooling for Incarcerated Youth

U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric Holder announced today new guidance for states and localities that is meant to improve the education of youths in juvenile detention facilities and protect their civil rights.

November 25, 2014

Mississippi ACLU Aims to Reduce Schools' Use of Restraint, Seclusion

The organization will advocate for new policies, meet with community leaders, and track use of such disciplinary measures in the state's schools.

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