The U.S. Department of Education won't intervene if transgender students file complaints about access to school restrooms, a spokesperson said, confirming a position the agency has effectively held since it rescinded guidance on transgender student rights a year ago.


A South Dakota lawmaker has proposed a bill that would prohibit public schools from teaching kindergarten through 7th-grade students about gender identity or gender expression. Critics say it would hurt transgender students.


Police arrested a 12-year-old girl after a shooting at a Los Angeles middle school Thursday. School shooting suspects are rarely female, but safety experts urge educators not to assume a narrow profile when addressing safety concerns.


The country is on track to have one of its worst flu seasons in years, which won't come as a surprise to schools that have seen high rates of absences as the spread of the virus intensified.


A group of senators used an elementary school listening exercise to help negotiate an end to the government shutdown. Here's what Congress can learn from schools.


Hawaii's schools are prepared to respond to ballistic missile threats, education officials wrote in a letter to parents after Saturday's false alarm.


A researcher who studies student motivation has developed strategies for helping students find personal relevance of classroom work. That's key to helping them stay engaged, he says.


Why a pair of moms set out on a mission to ensure that every elementary school in their state offered recess.


The ranking member of the House education committee urged U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos not to scrap a directive issued by the Obama administration with the aim of driving down disproportionately high discipline rates for students of color.


For students with asthma, a combination of telemedicine services and taking medication under the supervision of a school nurse cut emergency room visits and hospitalizations in half, a study found.


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