Semi-automatic rifles like the AR-15, often used in mass shootings, are carried by some school police.
The Annie E. Casey Foundation's annual Kids Count Data Book cites improvements for teens, but notes that minorities still lag in several areas compared to their white peers.
Rates of marijuana use by Colorado teens have remained relatively stable in recent years, even after the state legalized the drug for recreational use, survey data show.
The 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. were frequently mentioned during a 15-hour Senate floor speech by Sen. Chris Murphy, who pushed for tougher gun laws after the shootings at a night club in Orlando.
CPR training is now a high school graduation requirement in more than 30 states after a push from organizations like the American Heart Association. Missouri is the latest to pass such a bill.
Disconnections make it tough for homeless students to stay in school, says a new study, which also details the new requirements in the Every Student Succeeds Act that bolster resources for their support.
A new, first-of-its-kind trove of federal data on chronic absenteeism shows the depth of what officials and advocates have labeled a crisis. Here are some of the most striking facts.
A Virginia school district will ask the U.S. Supreme Court to consider the contentious question of what restrooms and locker rooms transgender students are allowed to use at school.
Nationwide, 10th-grade suspensions have more than $35 billion in economic effects, researchers concluded after analyzing federal data and existing research.
The federal appeals court refused to rehear a three-judge panel's decision ruling that found that the U.S. Department of Education's insistence that Title IX applies to transgender students is a valid interpretation of the civil rights law.