Principal Addresses Student Fears After Shootings at Minneapolis Protests

The principal of an elementary school located near a police precinct where five protesters were shot this week reassured her students in an emotional morning announcement.

California Suspension Rates Continue to Drop as State Changes Policy on Defiance

California districts have significantly reduced suspensions in recent years, with totals dropping from from 709,580 suspensions in 2011-12 to 503,101 in 2013-14.

New ESEA May Use Noncognitive Traits in Accountability. Is That a Good Idea?

Draft language for a new Elementary and Secondary Education Act seems to open the door for the use of noncognitive factors and student engagement in state accountability systems. But researchers say measures of such traits are imperfect.

Youth Homelessness Has Dropped, Feds Report (But It's Complicated)

The number of homeless children dropped 5.8 percent in 2015, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development estimates. But others question that figure.

Colorado School Safety Tip Line Seeks to Expand Nationwide

Colorado's Safe2Tell anonymous tip line is seeking to expand to other states. The tip line, founded in 2004, is credited with stopping hundreds of planned school attacks and thousands of possible suicides.

Ban On Suspensions for Young Students Voted Down by Houston School Board

As part of a proposal, suspensions would be used as a last resort for pre-K-2nd grade students in the Houston district. The district will focus on training staff in positive engagement and de-escalation techniques.

Paris Attacks: Social-Emotional Learning Helps Students Process Traumatic Events

Social-emotional learning programs give students a comfortable, familiar way to discuss difficult events, be they local or international, teachers say.

New Discipline Rules Ineffective Without Training, Support, L.A. Teachers Say

Some Los Angeles teachers say that new discipline policies that reduce suspensions are creating chaos in the classroom. What should states and districts do when making such changes?

Ill. District's Treatment of Transgender Girl Violates Title IX, Ed. Dept. Says

A letter from the Education Department's office for civil rights is the latest phase of a standoff with Palatine, Ill.-based Township High School District 211.

S.C. Student Arrest: Arne Duncan Says 'Schools Must Be Safe Havens'

"Our schools must be a pathway to opportunity, not a pipeline to prison," U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan said, addressing a school arrest in South Carolina that drew attention on the internet.

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