School & District Management Female Principals Are Paid Less Than Men. That’s a Big Concern
A gender pay gap in the principalship can affect recruitment and turnover.
States 8 States Debate Bills to Restrict How Teachers Discuss Racism, Sexism
Proposed bills in several states aim to ban "divisive concepts."
Law & Courts Justice Department Memo Could Stoke State-Federal Fights Over Transgender Students' Rights
Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity in schools, a Justice Department memo says.
States Two More States Pass Restrictions on Transgender Students. Will Others Follow?
States have considered dozens of bills on the rights of transgender students. They cover everything from sports to pronouns used in schools.
Federal Biden Legal Team Steps Back From Trump Stance on Transgender Female Sports Participation
The Education Department's office for civil rights pulls a letter that said Connecticut's transgender-inclusive policy violates Title IX.
Law & Courts School District Asks U.S. Supreme Court to Decide Scope of Transgender Student Rights
A Virginia district appeals a ruling in the case involving Gavin Grimm's effort to use a restroom consistent with his gender identity.
Science Low-Achieving Boys Opt for STEM Careers More Than Most Girls Do
A New York University study finds that the women who go into male-dominated science fields tend to be only the most high-achieving, but poor math and science grades and test scores don't deter young men by anywhere near as much.
School & District Management What the Research Says Girls' and Boys' Early Brains Respond Similarly to Math Tasks
Boys and girls start out on the same biological footing when it comes to math, finds the first neuroimaging study of math gender differences in children, published this month in the journal Science of Learning.
Law & Courts Supreme Court Hears Three Cases on Rights Of LGBT Employees
On the first week of its new term, the U.S. Supreme Court held two hours of intense arguments about whether the main federal job-discrimination law protects gay, lesbian, and transgender employees.
Equity & Diversity Opinion Why I’m Rethinking Teaching Shakespeare in My English Classroom
It's high time to question the place of Shakespeare in our classrooms, writes middle school teacher Christina Torres. Our kids deserve to study stories that represent and validate their experiences and cultures. But throwing the Bard out entirely isn't the answer either.
School Climate & Safety When School's a Battleground for Transgender Kids, Teachers Learn to Protect, Affirm Them
Equipping teachers to help transgender students feel safe and included requires special training, advocates say.
Equity & Diversity Opinion Why You Really, Absolutely Shouldn't Change the English Curriculum
We study literature in order to help our students, the future generations, develop their values and morals and better understand the world.