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The Columbian
Washington could be on the brink of requiring all school districts to teach comprehensive sexual health education, including lessons on birth control, healthy relationships and consent. Read more>>

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Many school districts in the Cincinnati area are going to historic lengths to bring nutritional meals into the communities where some of their poorer students live. Now that battle against hunger has gone mobile. Read more>>

The Kenosha Unified School District is implementing new guidelines following controversy over cheerleading awards that objectified students’ bodies. But the ACLU, which threatened legal action against the district, says it’s not going far enough. Read more>>

The Sacramento Bee
The rally, organized by Informed Parents of California, called for a rejection of California Board of Education’s proposed Health Education Framework, which they said teaches students too much information and too soon. Read more>>

The News & Observer
State Schools Superintendent Mark Johnson said that while he supports teachers, he can’t support union’s call for teachers to take May 1 off to lobby state lawmakers for higher pay and expansion of Medicaid funding. Read more>>

The Denver Post
Colorado’s online schools will have to track their students and will face limits in how they rebrand themselves if Gov. Jared Polis signs a bill that’s on the way to his desk. Read more>>

Associated Press via La Crosse Tribune
Gov. Tony Evers’ state budget plan calls for capping voucher enrollment in 2021 and eliminating an income tax deduction for private school tuition. Read more>>

Opinion & Analysis
While youth get-out-the vote efforts often focus on college campuses, experts say starting in high school may be a more promising strategy for creating engaged voters. Read more>>

The Seattle Times
Last week, on the wall of a middle school cafeteria, administrators projected a large yellow slide on a screen, titled “Detention Today.” Displayed below, were the names of the seven middle-schoolers on the docket to be punished. Read more>>

Chalkbeat New York
A year after a city task force laid out an ambitious action plan for better serving children in foster care, city education officials promised to ensure more students in foster care are using academic enrichment and mentoring programs. Read more>>

Los Angeles Times
Since California’s Charter Schools Act of 1992 was passed more than a quarter-century ago, a political standoff has made it almost impossible to repair even the parts of the charter law that no one disputes are broken. Read more>>