Half of all chronically absent students live in 4 percent of the nation's school districts, a new analysis of federal civil rights data show.
In a nationwide order, a federal judge temporarily halted application of the Obama administration's guidance on transgender students while a 13-state legal challenge on the issue is decided.
A school's rule has gone viral, sparking debates about student independence, parental involvement, and school support. Context matters, a psychologist says.
Several education advocacy groups have harshly criticized a Federal Bureau of Investigation program designed to prevent the spread of "violent extremism" in American schools.
The Richland County Sheriff's Office came under fire last year after a video of a school-based officer violently arresting a black student spread online. An agreement with the Department of Justice includes plans to train officers and analyze student arrest data for signs of biased treatment.
A group of students who've been charged under South Carolina's "disturbing a school" law filed a lawsuit with backing from the American Civil Liberties Union, arguing that the law is overly broad and leads to unnecessarily harsh discipline in the state's public schools.
A principal gained insights on her school's policies and practices by following a student for a day in an exercise meant to promote empathy.
The policies come at the recommendation of a state task force assembled after a video of a violent arrest of a teen girl drew widespread criticism on the internet last year.
At least five Kentucky districts had trained staff in Aikido Control Training to physically restrain students. Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt warned districts this week that the technique may put students into harmful positions banned under a state law.
While much of the public focus has been on the bathrooms and locker rooms transgender students are allowed to use, the students themselves say belonging at school after a gender transition involves a much broader array of issues. In this interactive video package, a transgender student, her teacher, and her principal discuss one school's efforts.