The Counseling Not Criminalization in Schools Act aims to divert Federal funding away from supporting the presence of police in schools and toward evidence-based and trauma informed services that address the needs of marginalized students and improve academic outcomes, and for other purposes. Visit the bill here.
The Mentoring to Succeed Act of 2021 is a proposed bill created to amend the Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Act of 2006. This would give the Department of Education the authority to award competitive grants to eligible entities to establish, expand, or support school-based mentoring programs to assist at-risk students in middleContinue reading “Mentoring to Succeed Act of 2021 – S.2198”
The SELF act ensures that parents and teachers are able to teach children social and emotional skills. Read about the proposed bill here.
“This bill establishes new background check requirements for firearm transfers between private parties (i.e., unlicensed individuals). Specifically, it prohibits a firearm transfer between private parties unless a licensed gun dealer, manufacturer, or importer first takes possession of the firearm to conduct a background check. The prohibition does not apply to certain firearm transfers, such asContinue reading “H.R.8 Bipartisan Background Checks Act”
The Texas House of Representatives introduced a bill that would prohibit school districts from running active shooter drills that mimic or appear to be an actual shooting incident, as well as have parents, students, and staff be adequately notified that one will be taking place on a certain date and the type of content theContinue reading “TX H.B. 1016 “A BILL TO BE ENTITLED” Act”
This proposed bill would help promote digital citizenship and media literacy by requiring the creation of statewide media literacy advisory councils, and help local educational agencies create curriculums and evaluations regarding teaching students about both by offering funding and advice. Read more about it here.
The bill would update Section 230, a part of the 1996 Communications Decency Act, by making platforms more accountable for their content moderation policies and providing more tools to protect consumers. It focuses on increasing transparency, accountability and consumer protection by requiring online platforms to explain content moderation practices in an acceptable use policy easilyContinue reading “S.4066 The Platform Accountability and Consumer Transparency Act (PACT Act)”
“This bill requires a social media company to remove a deceptive or fraudulent account or profile from its platform and to verify the creator of an account that is alleged to be deceptive or fraudulent. Specifically, a social media company must establish a means whereby a user may request the investigation and removal of aContinue reading “H.R.6586 Social Media Accountability and Account Verification Act”
The SAFE TECH Act is a proposed bill that would limit Section 230, a part of the 1996 Communications Decency Act, that would make social media companies more accountable for enabling cyber-stalking, targeted harassment, and discrimination on their platforms. Some key points from it are making it clear that Section 230 does NOT apply toContinue reading “S.299 Safeguarding Against Fraud, Exploitation, Threats, Extremism and Consumer Harms Act (SAFE TECH Act)”
The Mental Health Services Act of 2020 is an act that focuses on expanding the Public Health Service Act to provide children with access to school-based mental health programs. Read about the proposed bill here.