Articles: Laws

Schools face nutrition crunch

Federal healthy meals regulations present challenges, promise for district food programs

New laws make more room for prayer in schools

Laws passed in South Carolina in 2012 and Mississippi in 2013 allow students to pray at assemblies, athletic events and other school functions

Transgender students win rights under new California law

Student Success and Opportunity Act allows transgender students to participate in all school activities irrespective of the gender listed on records

Student Success Act heads to the Senate

Bill to revise ESEA would eliminate the adequate yearly progress measures of No Child Left Behind

Texas truancy law challenged

Texas adult courts saw about 113,000 truancy cases against children ages 12 through 17 in 2012—more than double the number of truancy cases prosecuted in the other 49 states combined

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