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Biden Administration Expands Title IX Protections—But Sidesteps Trans Athlete Question

The Biden Administration announced changes to U.S. Title IX anti-discrimination rules that would expand the law’s protections against sexual assault and harassment—and would also codify students’ prot..


Schools Are Putting More Cops on Campus—Despite the ‘Abject Failure’ in Uvalde

The calls to put more armed officers into schools across the country came swiftly after 19 children and two teachers were shot and killed in Uvalde, Texas on May 24.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott encourage..


Schools Are Spending Billions on Safety Measures to Stop Mass Shootings. It’s Not Clear They Work

Beside pencil sharpeners and calendars documenting field trips and birthdays in classrooms throughout Minnesota’s Lakeville Area Schools, there are now big blue boxes with a red button and the word “P..


‘None of Us Go Into Education to Be Human Shields.’ Teachers Who Survived Past School Shootings Are Furious After Uvalde

Sarah Lerner is painfully familiar with how teachers in Uvalde, Texas must have felt as a gunman attacked their elementary school and fatally shot 21 people on May 24. In 2018, Lerner kept 15 students..


Mask Mandates Are Returning to Schools as COVID-19 Cases Surge

On April 11, public schools in Providence, R.I, made face masks optional instead of mandatory for students and teachers—celebrating the move as a “positive milestone” brought about by declining COVID-..


How Buffalo Schools Are Grappling With the Racist Attack in Their Community

After 10 people were killed in a racist shooting at a Buffalo supermarket last week, Fatima Morrell knew the city’s educators could not avoid discussing the tragedy with students.

“We can’t shy away..


U.S. Identifies More Than 500 Deaths at Boarding Schools That Sought to Assimilate Native American Children

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. — A first-of-its-kind federal study of Native American boarding schools that for over a century sought to assimilate Indigenous children into white society has identified more than 40..


What We Know So Far About President Biden’s Plan to Forgive Student Loans

President Joe Biden campaigned on a plan to forgive at least some of the $1.6 trillion in federal student loan debt by over 44 million U.S borrowers. “Young people and other student debt holders bore ..


What Actually Changes After a University Like Harvard Investigates Its Ties to Slavery

Nile Blass remembers hearing about Georgetown University’s 2016 report on its historical connections to slavery before she even applied to the school. The report, which detailed how the university pro..


How ‘Social and Emotional Learning’ Became the Newest Battleground in the Classroom Wars

Wendy Turner sees social and emotional learning as central to everything she does in her classroom, from how she welcomes her second-graders each morning to how she guides them through math activities..