More than half of U.S. school districts aren’t testing for lead in their drinking water

Less than half of U.S. school districts are testing their drinking water for lead, according to a new government report. Those that do are seeing alarming results: more than a third found elevated levels of the substance, which can have severe and potentially deadly health…

Can We Survive the Climate Crisis?

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Colorado schools are arming teachers with no state oversight and few training standards

After 17 people were shot and killed at a high school in Parkland, Florida in February and there was a public outcry for gun control, the National Rifle Association and the Trump administration laid out their plan to solving America’s mass shooting epidemic: Arming teachers….

South Carolina police object to high school reading list for creating ‘distrust of police’

A high school in South Carolina has been accused of indoctrinating students after two books that tackle racism and police brutality were placed on the school’s summer reading list. Both The Hate U Give, by Angie Thomas, and All American Boys, by Jason Reynolds and Brendan…

Gay teachers are fighting discrimination and harassment in the classroom

A gay middle school English teacher, Amy Estes, said she had to take a mental health leave after student harassment grew more and more intense and her school did little to mitigate the problem. It all began when a former student asked to stay in…

Betsy DeVos says school safety commission will not consider the role of guns

Education Secretary Betsy DeVos told members of Congress that her school safety commission will not focus on guns specifically in their role in school shootings. DeVos appeared before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies on Tuesday. She said…

Virginia school district vows to fight on despite losing transgender bathroom ruling

A Virginia school district plans to appeal a federal judge’s decision that the district discriminated against a transgender student, Gavin Grimm, they stopped from accessing the boys’ restroom. American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) lawyers argued that Title IX, a civil rights law that says no…