Legislation/legal affairs

Security stimulus: Schools are getting $1 billion for student health and safety

Education leaders urged to use $1 billion in school safety funding for PD, emergency, and mental health support rather than infrastructure.

Ex-principal charged with willful cruelty after “disturbing altercation” with student

Brian Vollhardt, former principal of Wolters Elementary School in Fresno, California, is shown on video aggressively shoving an elementary school student to a cafeteria floor, Fresno USD leaders and local authorities say.

Indiana superintendent quits day after arrest for allegedly driving drunk

James Callane resigned from the Maconaquah School Corporation after allegedly leaving the scene of a crash, according to reports.

New Jersey superintendent arrested after alleged late-night fight, police say

A New Jersey superintendent was charged with assault earlier this week after he allegedly punched a woman during a late-night altercation at the Jersey Shore, according to police and multiple local media reports.

Are K-12 education politics cooling off?

There are signs that some of the fury that has boiled up around education politics is beginning to ebb as most schools leave masks and other COVID safety precautions behind.

Politics are invading schools. Here are 4 ways to help educators cope

Teachers want leaders to clarify that the purpose of discussing race and bias is to create safe and affirming learning environments for all students.

Out of quarantine: New COVID guidelines scrap many K-12 safety measures

New COVID guidelines for school drop test-to-stay, quarantines and social distancing while stressing the importance of in-person learning.

Former high school dean who recruited for gang pleads guilty to conspiracy

Shaun Harrison, who was a member of the Latin Kings when Boston Public Schools hired him as an academic dean, was previously convicted of shooting a teenager whom he recruited to sell drugs, prosecutors say.

Get ready for substitutes in special education classrooms

Using case law and hypothetical scenarios, new guide illustrates a school district's legal obligations and consequences for failing to fulfill them.

Where educators are rallying for change and where they are winning

Here's a political pick-me-up for K-12 leaders who've grown weary of the wave of new state laws that have narrowed curricula in various parts of the country.

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