Teachers' sexual assault of students often pops up in headlines, but it's prevalence is difficult to measure. A professor who's studied educator misconduct for decades is skeptical that proposed new federal data collection will help.
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September 23, 2019
August 23, 2019
In a letter to a key U.S. senator, the organizations say that trying to address mass violence by focusing on mental health issues fails to get at the root causes of mass shootings.
July 25, 2019
Federal agencies this fall aim to bring together "best practices" for schools seeking to prevent and deter violence. First, they have to seek agreement in an expansive and divided field of experts and educators.
July 23, 2019
But the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights was not unanimous in its support of the findings that students of color were not more likely to commit discipline-worthy offenses.
June 23, 2019
On the campaign trail, Democrats seeking the 2020 presidential nomination have tackled issues like lunch shaming, school funding, and gun violence. What issues are most likely to surface in the first debate?
June 17, 2019
The Gun-Free School Zones Act was championed by 2020 presidential contender Joe Biden, but a Kentucky Republican says it too often leaves children vulnerable.
June 17, 2019
Harvard College decided recently to revoke its admission of conservative Parkland student activist Kyle Kashuv after it discovered he once used racial slurs in online messages, he said.
May 09, 2019
House Democrats are using an education spending bill to address concerns about arming teachers directing Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos to issue guidance on the issue. Could they have gone further?
April 17, 2019
U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos on Wednesday visited a Kentucky high school that is recovering from a 2018 shooting to award additional grant money meant to aid its recovery efforts.
February 12, 2019
The U.S. Department of Education Tuesday sought to clear up confusion about school privacy laws by releasing a new frequently-asked-questions document that puts previous guidance and technical help on the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act all in one place.