Legislation

Read: N.C. School Employees Must Now Be Trained to Spot Sex Trafficking, Abuse

N.C. School Employees Must Now Be Trained to Spot Sex Trafficking, Abuse

The training should cover prevention, how sexual predators groom their victims, warning signs, how to intervene, legal responsibilities and resources that can provide assistance.

Read: California Mandates Later Start Times at Middle Schools and High Schools

California Mandates Later Start Times at Middle Schools and High Schools

California is the first state in the nation to mandate that schools start later so students can get more sleep.

Read: Teachers Prohibited From Carrying Guns in N.Y. Schools

Teachers Prohibited From Carrying Guns in N.Y. Schools

Governor Cuomo signed a bill that prevents school districts from arming teachers as a way to combat future mass shootings.

Read: N.C. College Students May Not Be Able to Vote with Student IDs

N.C. College Students May Not Be Able to Vote with Student IDs

North Carolina public universities have not signed off on allowing students to use their student IDs for voting purposes.

Read: Governor Signs Anti-Hazing Bill Named for Penn State Hazing Victim

Governor Signs Anti-Hazing Bill Named for Penn State Hazing Victim

“Tim’s Law,” named after Penn State hazing victim Timothy Piazza will enforce strict rules and policies when it comes to hazing on campus.

Read: Texas School Safety Plan Released By Governor Abbott

Texas School Safety Plan Released By Governor Abbott

Governor Abbott’s plan brings a series of state policy changes and school safety recommendations in a wide range of areas.

Read: House Passes School Safety Bill in 407-10 Bipartisan Vote

House Passes School Safety Bill in 407-10 Bipartisan Vote

The Senate Judiciary Committee also held a hearing to discuss failures made by the FBI and law enforcement in acting on warning signs displayed by the Parkland gunman.

Read: Trump Signs Sexual Assault Bill to Protect Young Athletes

Trump Signs Sexual Assault Bill to Protect Young Athletes

The new law will require adults who interact with young athletes to report suspected child abuse within 24 hours to local law enforcement.

Read: UC Sues Trump Administration over DACA Repeal

UC Sues Trump Administration over DACA Repeal

UC President Janet Napolitano was secretary of the Department of Homeland Security from 2009 to 2013 and helped create the DACA program.

Read: Colleges Pledge to Protect DACA Students After Program Repealed

Colleges Pledge to Protect DACA Students After Program Repealed

Attorney General Jeff Sessions announces DACA will be phased out in six months and urges Congress to legislate a replacement program.

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