Sen. Lamar Alexander, R-Tenn., said the amendment offered by Sen. Pat Toomey, R-Pa., would bolster the U.S. Department of Education's role as "a National School Board."
There will be an anti-bullying law in every state if Montana lawmakers approve a bill this legislative session. The proposal is less detailed and definitive than the policies in place in other states.
The program, piloted in eight southeastern states, will offer support for school nutrition directors nationwide, federal officials said.
A federal bill would encourage states and districts to cut back on school suspensions. Plus reads about school police, truancy, an unusual dress code violation, and more.
Two Ferguson school resource officers rely heavily on arrests and are overly involved in routine disciplinary matters, the U.S. Department of Justice found in an investigation of the city's police department.
Sending students to court for missing school is counterproductive and overly punitive, an advocacy group says.
In a survey, a majority of teachers report students regularly come to school hungry, and they fear that hunger may have long-term effects on learning.
A post-Ferguson policing task force created by President Obama released recommendations Monday, including many that apply to school discipline and how law enforcement officers relate to students.
Social-emotional learning programs yield big benefits for schools, students, and society, researchers found.
The court filing comes as some LGBT student advocates insist schools need clearer guidance on their obligations to transgender students under federal civil rights laws.