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August 25, 2015

Illinois Governor Signs Sweeping School Discipline Bill Championed by Students

The new law, which was passed with bipartisan support from Illinois lawmakers, is designed to make suspensions and expulsions a last resort.

August 14, 2015

Body Mass Index Reports Have No Effect on Student Health, Study Says

Notifying parents of a student's body mass index may not be an effective way to address childhood obesity, a new study found.

July 30, 2015

HPV Vaccine Now Required for All 7th-Grade Students in Rhode Island

Seventh-grade students in Rhode Island will be required to get the HPV vaccine to attend public or private schools this fall, the Providence Journal reports.

July 20, 2015

New York State's Request for Waiver on Testing Rejected by Education Department

New York had asked the U.S. Department of Education for permission to give some special education students tests that match their instructional level, rather than their grade.

July 17, 2015

School Bullying Policies Fall Short, Fail to Protect All Students, Report Says

A new report finds that many school districts lack bullying policies, despite state laws requiring them. And the policies that are in place often overlook LGBT students.

July 13, 2015

Wisconsin Special Needs Vouchers Survive Controversial Start, Opposition

Wisconsin special education students who have been denied open enrollment into other school districts are now eligible for $12,000 private school voucher.

July 09, 2015

Prior to Common-Core Tests, Some States Raised the Bar for 'Proficiency'

A new study shows that many states have upped their standards for what it means to be labeled proficient, a change that some attribute to the advent of the common-core standards.

July 06, 2015

More States Meet Requirements Under Federal Special Education Rating System

The office of special education programs released its latest annual ratings of states and how well they are meeting the mandates of the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

July 06, 2015

Lessons on State Adoptions of the Next Generation Science Standards

In an ongoing effort to help states navigate the process of reviewing, adopting, and implementing the Next Generation Science Standards, the National Association of State Boards of Education released a short report today profiling some states' efforts in this area.

June 30, 2015

Vaccines: California Governor Signs Bill Eliminating Most Exemptions

California joins West Virginia and Mississippi in eliminating broad philosophical exemptions from state vaccine requirements.

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