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Parents fight back after a school converts bathroom to classroom

Early in the school year, a middle school boy from a nearby state was shocked and embarrassed to find that someone moved his desk into one of his school's restrooms. This was not an elaborate prank cooked up by his peers. It was an intentional learning space set up by his teacher to accommodate his need for quiet.

Minority students less likely to be put in special education

If your family identifies with a cultural minority group, you may bring vastly different life experiences to your social circles. This sentiment also likely extends to your children and their environment growing up. Among the issues minority families face in raising children is the achievement gap in school or the noted difference in academic performance between white students and minority students.

Nonverbal children and electronic assisted-communication devices

Some disabilities leave children facing difficulties when it comes to learning to talk. Being nonverbal can pose significant challenges to a child. This includes at school. So, what aids a nonverbal child has with them when at school can matter a lot.

Education Dept. plans to scale back civil rights investigations

Like many federal agencies, the Department of Education is reversing course on some Obama Administration priorities. In the DOE's case, that means fewer civil rights investigations into public schools and university, according to an internal memo obtained by ProPublica.

High schools and college readiness

One of the big hopes for many parents when it comes to their child’s high school education is that it will well-prepare their child for college and the future. How prepared for college a child actually is upon leaving high school can be influenced by many factors. One such factor is the quality of the high school they attend.

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