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Family of transgender student in Randolph faces ‘wildfire of bigotry’ following media coverage of locker room use

The family of a transgender student in Randolph is reeling from an onslaught of transphobic messages and social media posts.

A third of public school children were chronically absent after classrooms re-opened, advocacy group says

Estimates indicate that millions of students will struggle to catch up.

Kids with disabilities face off-the-books school suspensions

Advocates say schools increasingly are removing children with disabilities from the classroom because of behavior issues related to their disability but not recording the actions as suspension.

Principal of Parkland charter school facing criminal charges for allegedly bringing guns on campus

According to a complaint affidavit from the Broward Sheriff’s Office, Geyler Herrera-Castro, of Miramar, has been charged with two counts of possession of a weapon on school property and one count of crimes against a person – culpable negligence, exposure to harm.

Florida judge rejects challenge to Florida ‘don’t say gay’ law for school instruction

U.S. District Judge Allen Winsor on Thursday issued a 25-page order dismissing the case, finding that plaintiffs did not show they had legal standing.

Florida school shooter contemplated massacre for years

Florida school shooter Nikolas Cruz told a prosecution psychiatrist he began contemplating a mass murder during middle school.

New York’s school spending nearly double U.S. average, report finds

The largest expense in the state’s $221 billion annual budget, school spending has long drawn scrutiny, Joe Spector reports.

Help wanted: Texas’ superintendent posts becoming political pressure cooker

Skeptics had already combed through Angélica Ramsey’s background and attacked her across social media.

For students to succeed, put high-quality curriculum in teachers’ hands

Without guidance on classroom materials or effective professional development, teachers may give students classwork not appropriate for their grade

Are state education policies working against rural school districts like TCAPS?

A new report finds that superintendents in many rural districts not only feel unsupported by state education policy but in fact find that state policies are actively impeding their ability to deliver effective and high-quality education.

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