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An appeals court says a Pennsylvania school district can allow transgender students to use the bathroom and locker room of the sex with which they identify.
May 24, 2018 – AP
Chesterfield County Superintendent James Lane was named to the post, which has been filled on an interim basis since January when Steve Staples retired.
May 24, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune
New Jersey's largest city has picked its own schools chief for the first time in 22 years.
May 23, 2018 – AP
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott convened the first in a series of discussions on school safety Tuesday, declaring in response to last week's shooting near Houston, "We all want guns out of the hands of people who would try to murder our children."
May 22, 2018 – AP
A school bus taking children on a field trip to a New Jersey historic site collided with a dump truck Thursday, ripping the bus apart, knocking it on its side and killing two people, officials said.
May 17, 2018 – AP
The Illinois State Board of Education took on sweeping authority to supervise special education at Chicago Public Schools on Wednesday, voting to appoint an outside monitor who for at least three years will have to approve any changes to the district’s special ed policies and procedures.
May 17, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune
Nationwide, schools have lost 20 percent of their librarians and media specialists in the past 15 years. Here's why that could hamstring district literacy efforts.
May 16, 2018 – Education Week
An oft-cited misconception of the longevity of urban schools chiefs is being debunked by a new look at the data on superintendent tenure.
May 16, 2018 – Education Week
In states with recent strikes and protests, individual teachers—some of them in their 20's and most of them with little or no organizing experience—have taken charge of the grassroots push for higher pay and more school funding.
May 16, 2018 – Education Week
A Pennsylvania school funding lawsuit survived another challenge after a state court rejected Gov. Tom Wolf's and lawmakers' attempts to toss it.
May 8, 2018 – McClatchy-Tribune

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