In Doe v. Fairfax, a student sued her school district for not taking sufficient action after she reported a sexual assault.
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A recent ruling makes it harder for schools to ignore claims about sexual harassment or assault.
The Food and Drug Administration on May 10, 2021, granted the first emergency use authorization of a COVID-19 vaccine for adolescents.
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Each state has its own rules for which vaccines kids must have to attend school and the reasons students can opt out.
Waivers don’t automatically mean students give up rights.
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A legal expert explores the limitations of COVID-19 liability waivers some colleges are asking students to sign.
The Supreme Court has long avoided weighing in on this question.
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A federal court with jurisdiction over Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio and Tennessee found that the state governments have a legal obligation to ensure that children can learn how to read.
Parent are legally obliged to ensure their child attends school. But fining parents is usually a last resort.
Private schools are set to get a boost of billions under a new formula that links government funding to parents' incomes rather than the socioeconomic profile of where they live.
Some charter school operators make profits by leasing space to themselves at unusually high rates.
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Charter school operators have been capitalizing on lax laws that let them lease building space to themselves at above-market rates. A simple ban could end the practice, two education scholars argue.
Many of Education Secretary Betsy DeVos’ policy proposals have failed.
Although many feared that Education Secretary Betsy DeVos would destroy public education, a review of the past two years shows that much of her policy agenda has failed.
Race-neutral affirmative action can help identify first-generation students like Blanca Diaz and LaQuintah Garrett.
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Race-conscious admissions policies are still the best way to achieve diversity on campus. Yet, some race-neutral methods could help colleges improve diversity – and stand up to legal scrutiny.
The Supreme Court’s decision in the Trinity Lutheran case is blurring the lines between church and state.
The Trinity Lutheran case signals the Supreme Court's willingness to interpret separation of church and state as religious discrimination. What will this mean for the future of vouchers and school choice?
In 2013, pro-science supporters rallied before a Texas Board of Education public hearing on proposed new science textbooks.
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Thirty years after the Supreme Court ruled that creationism cannot be required in schools, 'creation science' is still taught in some schools. What are the implications for climate education?
The Supreme Court ruling of Brown v. Board of Education to desegregate U.S. public schools sparked protests across the country. This one took place in Louisville, Kentucky, 1956.
A mostly white community in Alabama is being allowed to secede from its mostly black school district. Parents are claiming school quality is at stake, but is it really just segregation in disguise?
When Mum is the teacher.
Children educated at home by their parents are not on a register, nor subject to an annual visit.