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School districts and researchers are searching for ways to help students cope with test anxiety and other schooling stresses.
May 24, 2017 – Education Week
The barriers are formidable, and can lead to long, grueling fights: Public schools in many states enjoy powerful shields, including caps on damages if they lose a lawsuit and high legal hurdles to prove misconduct.
May 22, 2017 – AP
A pair of Oregon school districts were intent on identifying warning signs that students might be contemplating a campus shooting when they stumbled on a threat far more pervasive yet much less discussed—sexual aggression among classmates.
May 22, 2017 – AP
The Associated Press reviewed verdicts and settlements across the country in lawsuits brought against schools over student-on-student sexual abuse.
May 22, 2017 – AP
Schools facing reports of student-on-student sexual assault long have been warned by the courts about potential monetary liabilities. The U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights has offered schools guidance on how to prevent and respond to such attacks.
May 22, 2017 – AP
The same technology that keeps kids glued to their smart phones is being used by some schools as protection against sexual assaults.
May 22, 2017 – AP
The state House approved legislation 91-43 requiring new school buses, 2018 models and newer, to have safety belts.
May 18, 2017 – AP
Researchers are developing scales to help teachers understand when young children’s math anxieties are getting in the way of learning.
May 17, 2017 – Education Week
As a Colorado community mourns the loss of seven students who recently killed themselves, a school district official ordered librarians to temporarily stop circulating a book that's the basis for Netflix's popular new series "13 Reasons Why," which some critics say romanticizes suicide.
May 16, 2017 – AP
Short-staffed, underfunded, and under fire, the U.S. Education Department's Office for Civil Rights became a victim of its own success as it struggled to investigate the increase in complaints and hold school districts accountable.
May 15, 2017 – AP

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