Articles: Laws

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

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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