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Cardona tags student supports among 4 priority areas for education

"This is our moment. It's our moment, not only to keep schools open, but also to address the inequities that have existed in our school systems for far too long."

New ED guidance promotes best practices for recovering lost learning

The U.S. Education Department shared guidance promoting best practices and evidence-based approaches to address lost instructional time, which can be supported with American Rescue Plan funds.

Gavin Grimm wins $1.3M settlement in years-long transgender rights battle

Gloucester County School Board will pay $1.3 million in settlement with Gavin Grimm, a transgender man who sued after school officials did not allow him to use the bathroom corresponding to his gender identity.

Feds to collect, analyze civil rights data from every school district

The U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights will gather and publish key information about student educational access and school climate factors, such as use of discipline and student experiences of harassment and assault.

Why Florida wants to give transfer vouchers to students bullied over masks

Some are pushing back against a recent decision by Florida's Board of Education to expand the reach of its transfer voucher program to encompass students subjected to mask bullying.

ED releases $3 billion in ARP funds to help children with disabilities

The U.S. Education Department released more than $3 billion in American Rescue Plan Act funds to states for children and youths served under IDEA Part B and IDEA Part C.

Title IX bars discrimination against LGBTQ+ students

Title IX protects students from discrimination based on sexual orientation and gender identity, Department of Education says

2 keys for IEP teams planning extended school year services

IEP teams should keep in mind that decisions about extended school year services are independent from any enrichment services the district offers to all students.

Consider disability-related causes for absenteeism, truancy

Here are several attendance-related intervention strategies, which are especially important during periods of remote and hybrid learning.

3 key factors in shoring up school safety as students return

How districts can be proactive in accounting for students with disabilities in post-pandemic school safety and crisis response plans.

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