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Calif. schools prepare for transgender rights law

SAN FRANCISCO -- With a law that spells out the rights of transgender students in grades K-12 set to take effect in California, school districts are reviewing locker room layouts, scheduling sensitivity training for coaches, assessing who will sleep ...

U.S. students continue to score below international averages

Showing barely any change in nine years, American 15-year-olds scored below their international peers in math, reading and science, test results released Tuesday show. Among 34 developed countries, the United States ranked 26th in math, 21st in scien ...

Group says school with anti-gay policy shouldn't get tax dollars

A statewide gay rights group wants the General Assembly to change its new tuition voucher program so schools with policies that exclude gay people won't receive taxpayer funding. Members of the gay rights group Equality N.C. spoke out Tuesday against ...

Another poor decision made by public school officials

BATTLE CREEK, Mich. - A southern Michigan school district has reversed its decision to bar students from wearing T-shirts honoring a 12-year-old classmate who died over the weekend following a long battle with cancer. At least a dozen students showed ...

Got lice? Schools won't report!

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Some parents are scratching their heads over less restrictive head lice policies that allow children with live bugs in their hair to return to the classroom. And some school nurses are no longer sending home the dreaded "lice note" ...

Zero Tolerance and Zero Common Sense

Georgia's Zero Tolerance law on weapons at school is missing a key component, some lawmakers, prosecutors and judges say: common sense. The one-size-fits-all remedy appears to give local school districts and police little discretion in cases that don ...

Florida parents blast controversial new school standards as 'Communist Core'

[caption id="attachment_6946" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]Back in 2010, when Florida joined most other states in adopting the Common Core State Standards, the public was largely tuned out -- Florida received feedback from on ...

US adults score below average on worldwide competancy test

WASHINGTON - It's long been known that America's school kids haven't measured well compared with international peers. Now, there's a new twist: Adults don't either. In math, reading and problem-solving using technology - all skills considered critica ...

GOP requests DOJ change on vouchers

[caption id="attachment_3045" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]House GOP leaders came to the defense of school-choice advocates Tuesday, calling on the Justice Department to reconsider its legal opposition to a popular school vou ...

Zero tolerance in school discipline goes too far

[caption id="attachment_20048" align="alignright" width="300"] (File Photo)[/caption]Ohio could join a wave of states tackling zero-tolerance school policies to prevent excessive consequences for minor actions. Sen. Charleta Tavares, a Columbus Democ ...


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