June 2013 Archives

An old experiment from the 1960s on teaching discrimination is being passed around again on social media. How do you teach discrimination now?


Sixty or more minutes a day, five days a week, students and teachers spend time together. So at some point, some student is going to strike a nerve. How do you respond?


The rules were issued just in time to take effect during the 2014-15 school year.


A new method of socializing students with autism early on shows promise for behavior down the road.


Advocacy groups say the district suspends black students at four times the rate of white students. States and districts everywhere are being pressed to change discipline practices.


Pregnant students need to be treated the same as other students, the U.S. Department of Education said in a letter to school districts today.


The questions posed to districts and schools, which focused on school climate and discipline in recent data collections, would be expanded and drill deeper on those issues.


More U.S. children were living in poverty in 2011 than 2005, and more children were living in homes where parents don't have full-time jobs.


It's hard to mitigate school climate problems when you cut the people who are hired to mitigate school climate problems.


Companies that insure Kansas districts say that giving concealed handguns to on-campus employees who aren't sworn law enforcement officers is too much of a liability.


The top Democrat on the U.S. House education committee, wants the GAO to examine the prevalence of sexual and other abuse among student-athletes.


The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said the new findings are evidence that far more young women should be vaccinated against HPV.


The decision by the nation's largest organization of physicians carries professional ramifications, if not immediate political ones.


The guide is a compilation of the lessons and best practices that have been gleaned from agencies and schools that have dealt with a range of emergencies.


Chicago parents in Chicago are asking for safety escorts for their children, while some in Philadelphia are on a hunger strike until the district rehires workers who would keep students' safe enroute to school.


Two high school journalists have been cleared of trespassing charges after an investigation into school security.


A new study shows that even though Asian and American teachers believe girls behave better than boys, the difference only really exists in the U.S.


Six months since the shootings in Newtown, how schools protect students from shootings and disasters of any kind remains very much in the spotlight.


One grassroots organization found that at some charter schools, the expulsion rate is eight or 16 times higher than in traditionally run Chicago public schools.


The districts, which serve about 300,000 students, require federal intervention to close off one branch of the school-to-prison pipeline, the groups say.


The number of guns on campus had been dropping since the 2005-06 school year, but they began to climb again during the 2009-10 school year.


The quality of the survey is especially critical in New York, where scores from the survey are one of the only non-academic indicators used in annual school report cards.


Without U.S. Department of Agriculture action this month, food sold in school vending machines and on a la carte lunch lines could remain unregulated until the 2015-16 school year.


Education Week just released Diplomas Count 2013, the newest installment in an annual series focused on graduation.

Schools would be led through a process that would help determine what strategies would work best in their environment to fundamentally change students' bullying behavior.


The bill would specifically protect students who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender from bullying, harassment, intimidation, or violence at school.


The new Democratic bill, though facing political difficulties, would mark a big step forward for collecting data on school climate.


A group of Ohio teenagers has started teaching their peers about safe sex, in the hopes that listening to fellow youths is easier than listening to teachers.


Mr. Lautenberg died early Monday of complications from viral pneumonia. He was 89.


As part of the launch of a national dialogue on mental health, the president noted that violence and mental health problems are not necessarily closely linked.


The generally favorable trends are the opposite for some students, however, depending on the type of behavior and the students' age.


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