Parents set to lose right to veto sex education at age 15

By Katherine Sellgren 19 July 2018 The government plans to let 15-year-olds overrule their parents’ wishes and opt in to sex education lessons they have previously been withdrawn from. Education Secretary Damian Hinds says children should be able to request sex education in at least one of the three terms before their 16th birthday. Until then, parents will retain the right to withdraw their children. … Continue reading Parents set to lose right to veto sex education at age 15

Florida Republican Party pumps money into controversial education amendment

Posted By News Service of Florida on Fri, Jul 20, 2018 at 11:01 am The Republican Party of Florida last week put $100,000 into an effort to pass a controversial education ballot measure in November. The GOP sent the money to a political committee known as 8isGreat.org, which is trying to build support for the proposed constitutional amendment, according to a committee finance report posted on the state Division of Elections … Continue reading Florida Republican Party pumps money into controversial education amendment

Durham Public Schools to combat suspensions with restorative practices

BY GREG CHILDRESS July 06, 2018 06:38 PM   DURHAM  About four years ago, Grace Marsh’s presentation to Durham principals touting the benefits of restorative practices in schools landed with a thud. “At the time, the principals didn’t seem too excited,” said Marsh, executive director of the Elna B. Spaulding Conflict Resolution Center, a community mediation center in Durham. Whether principals are excited or not, … Continue reading Durham Public Schools to combat suspensions with restorative practices

Free handheld metal detectors available for all Indiana schools

JULY 9, 2018, BY FOX59 WEB, INDIANAPOLIS, Ind.– Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb provided an update Monday in the state’s efforts to improve school safety, and announced a new program for schools to get handheld metal detectors. The metal detectors will be made available to any public, charter and non-public school that wants them and will not cost the schools anything. They will be provided one detector … Continue reading Free handheld metal detectors available for all Indiana schools

School District Pays $1.3 Million To Settle Landmark Special Ed Case

by Ann Schimke, Chalkbeat Colorado June 25, 2018 The Douglas County School District outside Denver has paid $1.32 million to settle a long-running special education case brought by a couple who sought reimbursement from the district for their son’s education at a private school for students with autism. The payment, made to the law firm representing the couple in May, represents the last chapter in … Continue reading School District Pays $1.3 Million To Settle Landmark Special Ed Case

Trump Administration Delays Special Ed Rule

by Michelle Diament | July 10, 2018 The Trump administration is officially postponing implementation of an Obama-era rule designed to prevent kids from certain backgrounds from being wrongly placed in special education. In a final rule published July 3 in the Federal Register, the U.S. Department of Education halted the so-called “significant disproportionality” rule, which was supposed to take effect this month, for two years. “This delay will … Continue reading Trump Administration Delays Special Ed Rule

New state law requires mental health education in school curriculum

By: Lexi Nahl Posted: Jul 09, 2018 09:27 PM EDT ALBANY, N.Y. (NEWS10) – Come September, school children across New York State could be walking into classes that discuss mental health for the first time. The New York State Mental Health Association said some schools already teach mental health, but a law mandating a mental health curriculum is long overdue. “There is a crying need that we … Continue reading New state law requires mental health education in school curriculum