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Past articles by Tyler:

How an urban myth about litter boxes in schools became a GOP talking point

At least 20 Republican politicians have claimed that schools are making accommodations for students who identify as cats. The school districts say these claims are untrue. → Read More

A Texas teacher faces losing her job after fighting for gay pride symbols in school

A battle over rainbow stickers at MacArthur High School in Irving, Texas, has hobbled the Gay-Straight Alliance and left LGBTQ students feeling unsafe. → Read More

Doctors fighting racial health disparities face threats, harassment

“It feels like when we make one step forward, the racists make five steps forward,” a New York doctor said. → Read More

Parents protesting 'critical race theory' identify a new target: Mental health programs

Conservative groups opposed to lessons on racism are now targeting social emotional learning, which they call a "Trojan Horse" for critical race theory. → Read More

Schools facing critical race theory battles are diversifying rapidly, analysis finds

As public schools face anti-critical race theory protests, a new NBC News analysis finds many of the districts with these battles are diversifying rapidly. → Read More

Critical race theory battles are driving frustrated, exhausted educators out of their jobs

Battles over diversity and equity initiatives in public schools have resulted in administrators and teachers being fired or resigning over discussions about race. → Read More

In wealthy Loudoun County, Virginia, parents face threats in battle over equity in schools

Parents in Loudoun County, Virginia, have faced threats and harassment over their activism around diversity, school equity initiatives and critical race theory. → Read More

Biden administration announces next steps in overhauling Title IX campus sexual assault rules

The Biden administration is planning a public hearing on changes to former Education Secretary Betsy DeVos' Title IX regulations governing campus sexual assault. → Read More

Iowa reporter goes to trial over arrest during Black Lives Matter protest

Des Moines Register reporter Andrea Sahouri is the first journalist arrested while covering Black Lives Matter protests in 2020 to go to trial. → Read More

Washington state taps Starbucks for help on Covid vaccine rollout

The coffee giant has committed a team to work full time on expediting its home state’s vaccine distribution. → Read More

A profitable 'death trap': Sequel youth facilities raked in millions while accused of abusing children

Sequel Youth & Family Services collected hundreds of millions in tax dollars to care for vulnerable children, despite abuse and negligence allegations. → Read More

'It's not enough': Health experts say Iowa governor's new Covid order is 'weak'

Iowa Gov. Kim Reynolds introduced a limited mask mandate that experts see as "weak," warning that the state will continue breaking records for COVID-19 deaths. → Read More

Biden wants to scrap Betsy DeVos' rules on sexual assault in schools. It won't be easy.

The Trump administration's Title IX regulations prioritize students accused of sexual misconduct instead of their accusers, victims' advocates say. → Read More

Grassroots activists propel progressive wins in L.A. as California reform efforts fail

"L.A. is massive and huge, but it's also a testing ground for lots of policy," said Kendall Mayhew, a board member of the activist group Ground Game LA. → Read More

Girls alleged abuse at reform school for years. It stayed open until they got on TikTok.

More than a dozen people reported abuse at Circle of Hope Girls' Ranch, a boarding school for troubled teens in Missouri, before the state shut it down. → Read More

The brief life of Cornelius Frederick: Warning signs missed before teen's fatal restraint

Lakeside Academy, run by Sequel Youth and Family Services, had an extensive pattern of violations before Cornelius Frederick's death, raising questions about why Michigan officials didn't act sooner. → Read More

Want to wax eyebrows in Pennsylvania? You have to be a good person. This 'oppressive' law says so.

Pennsylvania is denying people with a criminal record a cosmetology license, under a "good moral character" provision in state law that lawyers describe as "oppressive." → Read More

'Des Moines is not immune to this': Iowa protesters march for racial justice — and get results

After a week of demonstrations led by black activists protesting the death of George Floyd, the all-white Des Moines City Council is planning a vote on a ban of racial profiling by police. → Read More

K-12 schools keep mishandling sexual assault complaints. Will new Title IX regulations help?

K-12 schools are accused in hundreds of lawsuits of mishandling sexual assault cases, and advocates worry new Title IX regulations won't fix the problem. → Read More

Betsy DeVos' new Title IX rules will shake up how K-12 schools handle sexual harassment

New regulations released Wednesday by the Education Department will change how K-12 schools respond to students' reports of sexual assault and harassment. → Read More