Evie Blad appears on the Education Writers Association's EWA Radio podcast to discuss how a decision to rescind federal civil rights guidance on transgender students is playing out in schools and in the courts.
A federal judge issued a preliminary injunction requiring a Pennsylvania school district to allow three transgender students to use restrooms that match their gender identity while his court considers their case. The plaintiffs include the sister of President Trump's inauguration singer, Jackie Evancho.
Critics of U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos are seizing on a comment she made at the Conservative Political Action Conference this week that she is "perhaps the first person to tell Bernie Sanders to his face that there's no such thing as a free lunch." And some are spreading some misinformation in the process.
The U.S. departments of Justice and Education rescinded Obama-era guidance on the rights of transgender students, lifting requirements that schools allow students to use the restrooms and locker rooms that match their gender identity.
The Trump administration believes the federal government doesn't have a role in transgender-student rights in schools and plans to issue new guidance, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer said.
Sesame Workshop will team with the International Rescue Committee to deliver social-emotional learning programs for refugee children in Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq, and Syria.
A legal filing by the Trump administration calls into question the future of a rule issued under President Obama that required schools to allow transgender students to use bathrooms and locker rooms that gender identity.
Claims that vaccines are unsafe have been repeatedly disproved by science, a group of organizations wrote in a letter to President Trump.
The Newtown, Conn., school board authorized its chair to sign a letter calling on President Trump to denounce people who claim the 2012 mass shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School are an elaborate hoax. Some other city officials have been reluctant to sign on.
Supreme Court nominee Neil M. Gorsuch dissented in a case last year, arguing that a school resource officer handcuffed and arrested a student for a situation that could have been handled by school principal.