The Senate's agriculture committee advanced a bill that would ease nutrition rules for school meals. The compromise drew praise from some groups and concern from others that it doesn't go far enough.
The Senate agriculture committee is set to discuss the federal law that includes guidelines for the National School Lunch and Breakfast programs. The School Nutrition Association says it will include a compromise on nutrition standards.
Schools should work to assess and meet the health needs of their students, and they should collaborate with healthcare providers to strengthen their efforts, says a letter sent today by the U.S. Departments of Education and Health and Human Services.
"I don't have time to ask questions and coddle kids that wave guns around," said a post on the Facebook page of the school resource officer, who worked in the district where 12-year-old Rice was a student before he was shot and killed by police in 2014.
"You know what a gun-free zone is for a sicko? That's bait," the Republican presidential candidate told the crowd at a campaign stop in Vermont on Thursday.
When feds raised the standards on school nutrition, students' meals became healthier, according to a study of about 1.7 meals in one urban district.
The grant will help Baltimore City Schools students process tensions that surrounded the death of Freddie Gray, an unarmed man who died in police custody last year.
As he unveiled a new set of actions meant to reduce gun violence, President Obama mentioned failed efforts to pass new gun laws after the 2012 shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn.
Students of color and students who are Syrian, Muslim, Middle Eastern, Arab, Sikh, or Jewish may feel unsafe at school in light of sensitive discussions about international events, officials in the U.S. Department of Education said.
Harney County School District #3 is about 30 miles from the Malheur National Wildlife Refuge, which has been occupied by anti-government activists since Saturday.