The new law, which was passed with bipartisan support from Illinois lawmakers, is designed to make suspensions and expulsions a last resort.
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August 25, 2015
August 14, 2015
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
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 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
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 education students who have been denied open enrollment into other school districts are now eligible for $12,000 private school voucher.
July 09, 2015
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
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
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
California joins West Virginia and Mississippi in eliminating broad philosophical exemptions from state vaccine requirements.