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  • GAO: BIE schools continue to be at 'high risk'

    This marks the fifth year in a row the office has categorized BIE schools as vulnerable to fraud, waste, abuse and mismanagement.

    By June 29, 2022
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    New Title IX proposals make tweaks rather than overhauls

    Confidential staff like school psychologists and nurses would no longer trigger Title IX procedures.

    By June 29, 2022
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    Equity in Education

    From early learning to high school, the pandemic impacted equity at all levels of K-12, from persistent and widening achievement gaps to uneven access to school meals.

    By K-12 Dive staff
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    20 states again ask court to block Ed Dept's policy that Title IX protects LGBTQ students

    The renewed call comes in the wake of new Title IX draft regulations unveiled last week by the Biden administration.

    By Jeremy Bauer-Wolf • June 28, 2022
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    Title IX proposals would tighten 'pass the trash' loophole

    Proposed regulations wouldn’t completely end the practice, but hold schools to a higher standard even in cases where allegations are dismissed.

    By June 27, 2022
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    SCOTUS sides with football coach in school prayer case

    The decision, which was not ruled narrowly, means schools nationwide may have to reconsider their policies around religious practice and expression. 

    By June 27, 2022
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    4 ways ed leaders can prepare for funds in newly enacted gun safety bill

    The Bipartisan Safer Communities Act provides over $2 billion to expand mental health services, improve learning conditions and enhance school safety.

    By June 27, 2022
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    Those of us who remember pre-Roe campuses recognize the challenges schools now face

    A former college president writes that in a post-Roe v. Wade environment, educators face daunting challenges if they hope to prevent erosion in the educational achievement, workforce participation and economic contributions of women.

    By Jo Ellen Parker • June 24, 2022
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    FDA requires Juul to pull e-cigs amid teen vaping concerns

    Lawsuits against Juul Labs, including those brought by school districts, had regained traction in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

    By Updated June 27, 2022
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    'Keep Kids Fed' heads to Biden as meal waivers set to expire

    Though universal school meals are not included in the bill, one child nutrition advocate retains hope efforts will continue to resurrect them nationwide.

    By Updated June 24, 2022
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    Oxford shooting lawsuit: Students seek systemic change

    While similar lawsuits have sought damages from perpetrators' estates, gun makers and districts, Oxford students want improved processes and training.

    By June 23, 2022
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    Long-awaited Title IX proposals include protections for LGBTQ students

    In issuing the proposed rules, the Ed Department said it will launch a separate process to address how Title IX applies to school athletics.

    By Updated June 23, 2022
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    What does Carson v. Makin mean for ed leaders?

    The decision comes with concerns about the separation of church and state, discrimination in religious schools, and public school funding worries. 

    By June 22, 2022
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    Biden signs bipartisan Keep Kids Fed Act, extending some school meal waivers

    The $3 billion budget-neutral package is an 11th hour deal to save pandemic waivers set to expire June 30 and extends universal meals through summer.

    By Updated June 27, 2022
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    SCOTUS: Public funds can't be excluded from religious instruction

    The decision in Carson v. Makin is expected to have widespread consequences for public tuition-based programs.

    By Updated June 21, 2022
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    FDA authorizes Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for young children

    The much-anticipated decision follows two days after a panel of independent experts unanimously recommended expanding the shots’ use. A CDC panel is meeting Friday and Saturday to develop specific recommendations. 

    By Ned Pagliarulo • Updated June 21, 2022
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    4th Circuit ruling suggests Title IX fallout for school dress codes

    The decision could set gender discrimination precedent for “school modesty” restrictions and for LGBTQ students.

    By June 17, 2022
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    Over 200 groups call on Education Department to release Title IX rule by law's 50th anniversary

    The organizations said it is particularly urgent to clarify protections for LGBTQ students under the law banning sex-based discrimination in education.

    By Jeremy Bauer-Wolf • June 16, 2022
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    Report: Educators twice as likely to face job-related stress compared to other working adults

    Addressing staff shortages is one way to help improve teachers’ and principals’ well-being, a new RAND Corp. report recommends.

    By June 16, 2022
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    FDA advisers recommend Pfizer, Moderna COVID-19 vaccines for youngest children

    Independent experts unanimously supported use of both shots in children aged 6 months to 5 years old, clearing the way for an FDA decision.

    By Ben Fidler • June 15, 2022
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    Efforts to arm teachers spark new — and old — safety concerns

    Teachers, school safety experts and law enforcement professionals contend arming staff to address shootings brings considerable risks.

    By June 15, 2022
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    Expectations for ESSER: Pressure to show return on investments

    Districts aim high with spending initiatives even while facing supply barriers, staff shortages, obligation deadlines and the still unknown end of COVID-19.

    By June 14, 2022
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    Expectations for ESSER: Impacts of small and large investments

    District leaders say they are trying to make every dollar count, whether through large-scale learning recovery efforts or smaller school spirit initiatives.

    By June 14, 2022
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    Expectations for ESSER: Will the improvements be sustainable?

    Behind the notable investments lie hidden barriers district officials say are burdensome — but tolerable given the significant inflow of federal money.

    By June 14, 2022
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    Expectations for ESSER: The benefits and limits of the historic investment

    We’ve gathered all three parts of our series examining the goals stakeholders have for federal relief funds in one place for your convenience.

    June 14, 2022
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    CDC: Schools turn to low-cost ventilation remediation strategies first

    In the face of COVID, schools were more likely to hold classes outside and open windows than replace HVAC systems to improve ventilation.

    By June 13, 2022