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Transgender students face new pressure in this state. But schools vow their support

Leaders in several Virginia districts affirm commitments to inclusive climates in response to new K-12 policy that defines "sex” as strictly biological.

Why Congress needs to get serious about K-12 and workforce data

A P-20W system is a centralized data warehouse connecting multiple agencies and sectors, enabling smooth educational and workforce journeys.

Some educators are behaving badly. Here’s how to help them out

Is a string of principal and superintendent arrests tied to lingering pandemic pressures and political battles over masks, race, and LGBTQ rights, among other issues?

Security stimulus: Schools are getting $1 billion for student health and safety

Education leaders urged to use $1 billion in school safety funding for PD, emergency, and mental health support rather than infrastructure.

Ex-principal charged with willful cruelty after “disturbing altercation” with student

Brian Vollhardt, former principal of Wolters Elementary School in Fresno, California, is shown on video aggressively shoving an elementary school student to a cafeteria floor, Fresno USD leaders and local authorities say.

Indiana superintendent quits day after arrest for allegedly driving drunk

James Callane resigned from the Maconaquah School Corporation after allegedly leaving the scene of a crash, according to reports.

New Jersey superintendent arrested after alleged late-night fight, police say

A New Jersey superintendent was charged with assault earlier this week after he allegedly punched a woman during a late-night altercation at the Jersey Shore, according to police and multiple local media reports.

Are K-12 education politics cooling off?

There are signs that some of the fury that has boiled up around education politics is beginning to ebb as most schools leave masks and other COVID safety precautions behind.

Politics are invading schools. Here are 4 ways to help educators cope

Teachers want leaders to clarify that the purpose of discussing race and bias is to create safe and affirming learning environments for all students.

Out of quarantine: New COVID guidelines scrap many K-12 safety measures

New COVID guidelines for school drop test-to-stay, quarantines and social distancing while stressing the importance of in-person learning.

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