Education Law

Transgender Issues at School a Subtext as High Court Weighs Sex-Bias Cases
October 8, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court held two hours of intense arguments Tuesday about whether the main federal job-discrimination law protects gay, lesbian, and transgender employees, with the justices expressing concerns about how their ruling might play out for r...
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Educators on Alert as Supreme Court Takes Up Title VII Cases on LGBT Rights
October 4, 2019

The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday takes up a high-profile set of cases that has attracted keen attention among educators: whether the main federal employment-discrimination law protects workers on the basis of sexual orientation or transgender status.
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Kids in poor, urban schools learn just as much as others
September 25, 2019
Schools serving disadvantaged and minority children teach as much to their students as those serving more advantaged kids, according to a new nationwide study.
The results may seem surprising, given that student test scores are normally higher in suburban and wealthier school district...
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Staying at elementary school for longer associated with higher student attainment
September 20, 2019
A new study has discovered that US students achieve better results in reading and mathematics tests when they stay in elementary school for grades six (age 11-12) and seven (age 12-13), rather than transfer to middle school. In contrast, students in grade eight (age 13-14) achieve better results ...
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Parental involvement plays key role in children's academic attainment, research shows
September 19, 2019
New research has shown how parental engagement has a positive effect on a child's academic attainment -- regardless of age or socio-economic status.
The study, conducted by the Universities of Plymouth and Exeter, also highlighted areas of promise for how schools and early years setti...
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Cultural outreach prevents social exclusion
September 18, 2019
Even though the majority of the Finnish youth are thriving, some of them are wrestling with a host of problems. Studies find that 14% of Finns born in 1987 hadn't completed any degrees within nine years after completing the nine-year comprehensive school starting at the age of seven. Some of them...
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Adolescents with high levels of physical activity perform better in school over two years
September 10, 2019
Adolescents with higher levels of physical activity performed better in school during transition from primary school to lower secondary school than their physically inactive peers, a new study from Finland shows. However, the researchers, from the University of Jyväskylä, found that inc...
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Teens who don't date are less depressed and have better social skills
September 6, 2019
Dating, especially during the teenage years, is thought to be an important way for young people to build self-identity, develop social skills, learn about other people, and grow emotionally.
Yet new research from the University of Georgia has found that not dating can be an equally be...
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