The "Pop-Tart bill" passed by the legislature restricts some use of zero-tolerance policies. A bill that would have allowed some people to carry guns in schools failed to pass.
This week, we read about cybergossip, new prom traditions, the personal story of the country's new drug-prevention chief, and social and emotional learning programs.
Prevention efforts and reporting systems, like tip lines, are important parts of a school safety strategy, experts say.
The new guidance says schools should train personnel who address sex assault and harrassment complaints on "working with LGBT and gender-nonconforming students and same-sex sexual violence."
Release of the new guidance coincides with the announcement of task force findings related to sexual assault on college and university campuses.
This week, we read about incarcerated parents, how not to prepare students for high-stakes tests, a new front on the war against youth nicotine use, and more.
The attacker and the victim were both students at a Connecticut high school.
The Future of Sex Education Initiative has proposed teacher preparation standards for sex education that would help health teachers navigate content, ethical challenges, and legal concerns.
Many states proposed similar bills following the 2012 school shootings in Newtown, Conn.
Principles of sensory perception and behavioral economics make students more or less likely to select and eat healthy foods in the lunch line, researchers have found.