Change in Leadership Leads to Increased Suspensions in Minneapolis

Reducing suspensions was one of former Superintendent Bernadeia Johnson's top priorities. Soon after she left the job in December, the district's suspensions were on the rise.


Suicide and Mental Health: New Resources Inform Teachers About Warning Signs

New online training materials will help teachers recognize warning signs of suicide and mental health issues in students so that they know when to ask for help, a coalition of groups said.


Use of School Shooter Drills Has Increased Significantly Since Newtown Shootings

The first new federal data on many school safety measures since the 2012 shootings in Newtown, Conn., show increases in use of active shooter drills, anonymous threat reporting systems, and security cameras in schools.


Suicide Rates Climb Dramatically for Young Black Children, Study Finds

A steady overall suicide rate for children ages 5-11 obscured an increase in suicide among young black children over the last 20 years, a study finds.


Schools Legally Obligated to Address Effects of Trauma on Students, Suit Says

Are schools legally obligated to address the effects of student trauma in the classroom? A new lawsuit against the Compton Unified School District says that they are and that many fail to do so.


School Bullying: Education Department Touts Drop in National Rate

The U.S. Department of Education found cause to celebrate after one federal measure of bullying dropped to its lowest rate since agencies began tracking it in 2005.


Researchers: Measures of Traits Like 'Grit' Should Not Be Used for Accountability

Measures used to assess student progress in development of social and emotional traits are limited and should not be used to penalize or compare schools, Angela Duckworth and David Yeager wrote.


Cleveland Schools Plan for Verdict by Addressing Emotional, Safety Needs

As Cleveland awaits a verdict in a high-profile police shooting case, schools are preparing for emotional discussions and safety concerns that may arise.


Schools Gardens Are a Growing Trend. What's Growing in Yours?

Education Week wants to explore the growing trend of school gardens. Submit photos to our crowd-sourced project to show us what students are growing in yours.


Obama to Launch 'My Brother's Keeper' as Independent Organization

My Brother's Keeper, a key initiative of Obama's administration, was launched in 2014 to address the needs of boys and men of color. President Obama is preparing to continue those efforts when he leaves office.


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