Draft language for a new Elementary and Secondary Education Act seems to open the door for the use of noncognitive factors and student engagement in state accountability systems. But researchers say measures of such traits are imperfect.

The number of homeless children dropped 5.8 percent in 2015, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates. But others question that figure.

Colorado's Safe2Tell anonymous tip line is seeking to expand to other states. The tip line, founded in 2004, is credited with stopping hundreds of planned school attacks and thousands of possible suicides.

As part of a proposal, suspensions would be used as a last resort for pre-K-2nd grade students in the Houston district. The district will focus on training staff in positive engagement and de-escalation techniques.

Social-emotional learning programs give students a comfortable, familiar way to discuss difficult events, be they local or international, teachers say.

Some Los Angeles teachers say that new discipline policies that reduce suspensions are creating chaos in the classroom. What should states and districts do when making such changes?

A letter from the Education Department's office for civil rights is the latest phase of a standoff with Palatine, Ill.-based Township High School District 211.

"Our schools must be a pathway to opportunity, not a pipeline to prison," U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said, addressing a school arrest in South Carolina that drew attention on the internet.

Barring a transgender student who identifies as a boy from using the boy's bathroom at school is illegal discrimination under Title IX, attorneys with the U.S. Departments of Justice and Education said in a legal brief.

Videos of the violent classroom incident have sparked concerns about race, justice, and the role of police in schools.

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