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Supreme Court refuses to hear case from parents who objected to school’s transgender support plans in DC suburbs

Three parents sued the Montgomery Country school district in Maryland over guidelines adopted in 2020 that allow schools to develop support plans for transgender students and “respect the students’ wishes to keep certain information confidential.”

Consumer Reports says Lunchables ‘should not be allowed on menu’ for schools, petitions USDA for removal

The school cafeteria versions of popular kids’ grocery store snack kit Lunchables is packed with too much sodium, the consumer watchdog group warned on Tuesday.

Former elementary school assistant principal charged after a teacher was shot by 6-year-old student

Ebony Parker, the former assistant principal at Richneck Elementary in Newport News, was indicted and charged with child abuse and disregard for life.

Teachers are using AI to grade essays. But some experts are raising ethical concerns

The emergence of AI is reshaping education, presenting real benefits, such as automating some tasks to free up time for more personalized instruction, but also some big hazards, from issues around accuracy and plagiarism to maintaining integrity.

Alabama passes sweeping bill that would prohibit diversity, equity, and inclusion at public schools and universities

SB129 comes amid a nationwide push from conservative lawmakers to limit the rights of transgender and LGBTQ individuals and ban DEI programs after the Supreme Court overturned affirmative action.

California agrees to $2 billion settlement over pandemic learning loss

California agreed to spend $2 billion to help children impacted the most to recover from lost learning and the mental health impact caused by school closures during COVID.

Anonymous tips work to prevent school shootings and suicides, new study finds

An anonymous reporting system “enabled 1,039 confirmed mental health interventions; 109 ‘saves’ where clear evidence of imminent suicide crisis was present and averted; prevented 38 acts of school-violence including weapons recovered on school grounds; and averted 6 confirmed planned school attacks,” according to the report.

Teachers in Portland Public Schools are going on strike, shuttering schools Wednesday

“It’s official: We are on strike to ensure the district meets our demands so that every Portland student can attend a great public school,” the Portland Association of Teachers said in a Facebook post Tuesday.

Texas student suspended for wearing locs hairstyle referred to alternative school

Darryl George, an 18-year-old Black high school student, will be placed in a Disciplinary Alternative Education Program, also known as an alternative school through Nov 29, the notice said.

Surviving members of the Little Rock Nine raise concerns about history education nationwide

The Black students who were the first to desegregate schools and break the color barrier in Arkansas said they are “as bewildered as they were” more than 65 years ago by moves around the nation to limit access to portions of American history.

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