Legislation/legal affairs

How to create safe spaces for transgender students

Establishing a safe and welcoming environment for transgender students is not just a moral imperative but also a legal obligation.

Washington must provide FAPE to students until their 22nd birthday

The IDEA requires states to provide special education and related services to students with disabilities until their 22nd birthday, but an exception allows states to discontinue services as early as age 18.

School Renewal: Accessing New Funding for Facilities and Energy Projects

Date & Time: Tuesday, June 11th at 2 pm ET

In this 20-minute DA Ed Talk, an advisor from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Office of State and Community Energy Programs and an education facilities expert from Trane will discuss how to access and use newly available funding from the federal government to finance much-needed school facilities improvements in any district.

‘Talking Out of School’ podcast: Teachers need ‘professional authority’

Teachers quit the classroom when they lack control, choice and collaboration, says Becky Pringle, president of the NEA teachers union.

Book bans are hitting new heights this school year

Books about women, sexual violence and rape that have are being challenged based on obscenity while race, LGBTQ and transgender identities continue to be frequent targets.

Courts rule on missed IEP goals and Title IX; preschool guidance released

How much IEP progress is enough for a district to show that it provided free appropriate public education? According to one court regarding a middle schooler with a seizure disorder, not hitting annual IEP goals is not enough progress.

How are two years of teaching restrictions impacting classrooms?

“Students do not feel comfortable asking honest questions and teachers do not feel comfortable about giving honest answers," one teacher told researchers examining curriculum restrictions.

AI focus is shifting from cheating to better learning

Educators will have to take the lead on setting strategy as state guidance on artificial intelligence's use in education remains "ambiguous and underdeveloped," a new analysis says

What’s new in your governor’s priorities for K12 education?

The teaching profession got much more attention than school safety did in the "State of the State" addresses delivered by governors so far this year. And early learning was a far more frequent topic than the culture wars.

Schools in one state might get big incentives to ban cellphones

Larger Oklahoma districts could get an extra $1 million in state funding under a new proposal while another measure would cover the costs of banning cellphones.

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