Starting next school year, lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender history will be part of the curriculum in Illinois public schools. The state is the fourth to mandate teaching of LGBT history, after California, New Jersey, and Colorado.
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May 30, 2019
A growing number of states have passed bills that would expand on what is covered in sex education lessons, including adding language on consent and healthy relationships.
August 22, 2018
"Local rules generally dictate what actually occurs in our classrooms, and in my experience, it's also where educators are most often left out," writes Mandy Manning.
March 26, 2018
Education Week asked educators in attendance at Saturday's "March for Our Lives" how their schools have been affected by gun violence and how they felt about calls to arm teachers.
November 11, 2016
For nearly 150 Teach for America teachers who have temporary resident status through DACA, the election's outcome signals an unknown future.
August 01, 2016
The Illinois governor signed a new law that will protect journalism teachers in the state from administrative retaliation for what students publish in the school newspaper.
June 30, 2016
The legislation would tie criminal background checks to teacher licensure, and civil disorder is listed as a crime that would be screened for under the bill.
April 26, 2016
The law protects student journalists' right to free speech and freedom of the press and ensures that student media advisers cannot be punished for what their students publish in the school newspaper.
April 20, 2016
The proposed law is meant to increase the public's respect for the teaching profession in Argentina.
April 08, 2016
Teachers would have the authority to remove any student deemed a safety threat, under a proposed bill by Minnesota lawmakers.