Legislation/legal affairs

Healthier school meals rules are looming. Here is what they look like

Reducing salt and sugar content across school menus is the leading goal of new nutrition standards that may soon be served up in cafeterias.

Superintendent salary: How 3 states aim to cap the pay of top K12 educators

The most drastic proposal, from Texas, would prevent public officials from earning more than the state's governor. Another bill links the salaries of superintendents to first-year teachers.

One superintendent’s rocky road ends as school board battles rage on

Vickie Cartwright and the Broward County school board appear to have reached a $365,000 separation agreement after months of conflict.

Superintendents, are you sick of the culture wars? So are many parents

A majority of parents say the culture wars—i.e., banning books and stifling 'woke' agendas—are much less important than academic advancement and school safety, according to a new survey.

AP African American Studies course shrinks in scope after outcry

Many Black scholars associated with critical race theory, the queer experience, and Black feminism have been removed—along with Black Lives Matter—from the official curriculum, The New York Times reported.

Guess who your teachers blame most for restricting what they teach?

Despite pressure from politicians and parents, few district leaders have reported imposing curriculum restrictions due to political polarization around race, gender and LGBTQ topics.

School politics: 5 insights to help leaders calm the turbulence

Some causes of the upheavals in school politics are painfully obvious but others are so simple as to be overlooked by some leaders. 

Why DeSantis now wants to ban AP African-American Studies from schools

More than 200 colleges and universities have so far committed to offering student credit for taking AP African American Studies beginning in the fall of 2024, the College Board says. Florida officials believe the course "lacks educational value."

Voters are supporting schools rather than fighting K-12 culture wars

The majority were more concerned about student safety, education funding and politically motivated book bans than the controversies stirred up by conservative activists, NEA polling concludes.

27 states failed on a school funding report card. How did yours do?

States will be stuck with "F's" and other poor financial grades if they rely on ESSER relief to solve long-standing problems of unfairness, a new education spending analysis warns.

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