January 2014 Archives

This week, we'll hear a song for students who need encouragement, hear from some kids who are saying the darndest things, and read about what the characters in our commercials say about America.

A Salt Lake City school proved there's a wrong way to handle unpaid student lunch bills.

The school originally allowed the student to use the girls' bathroom, but it changed course after controversy surrounding the issue.

The Golden State started tracking more detailed discipline data last year.

The new rule requires districts to adopt policies that "reflect a discipline philosophy based on the goals of fostering, teaching, and acknowledging positive behavior."

Antoinette Tuff won praise by calmly convincing gunman to drop his weapon and surrender to police.

The proposal would also require school boards to keep names of armed employees private.

This week features a fun new video from your favorite Kid President, a discussion of race and language from Gawker, and a frank discussion about frank discussions from The Atlantic.

Will putting pressure on the private sector help change the way kids eat?

School resource officers in Maize, Kan., school district issue tickets to students for using profanity, a practice students have questioned.

The number of students who eat breakfast at school continues to grow as federal, state, and local agencies implement initiatives to encourage participation, a report finds.

Under a state law passed in 2011, school officials documented 1,431 cases of bullying across the Nutmeg State during the 2012-13 school year.

Chris Christie, birth order, and Oklahoma—here's what you might have missed in news and thoughts related to student engagement, school climate, and the world that affects them.

A new study shows that friendships aren't determined by gender, but boys and girls think they are anyway.

Students who pay for their lunches with debit cards are less likely to hit purchase limits and more likely to buy unhealthy foods, a study found.

As school lockdowns become more common, how should schools discuss them with students? Plus, a Missouri reporter causes a lockdown while investigating school security measures.

Kansas officials had investigated the plot since December.

Two studies released in the same week make vastly different conclusions about the influence of MTV's hit reality shows about teenage pregnancy.

Researchers tracked federal data to determine what spurred ER trips from America's schools.

Teen girl culture, the War on Poverty, and powerful women—here's what you might have missed in news and thoughts related to student engagement, school climate, and the world that affects them.

A new study attempts to probe how much the practice can explain adolescent sexual behavior.

A bipartisan bill would provide public support for Colorado's anonymous system for reporting possible acts of school violence.

An organization that represents school-based police says it concurs with new federal guidance that says officers should not be involved in routine disciplinary issues.

The U.S. departments of Education and Justice have issued new guidance on how school leaders can ensure that discipline polices comply with federal civil rights laws. They also urged alternatives to "exclusionary" penalties like suspension and expulsion.

Chicago schools find themselves closed for another weather-related difficulty, but it's just one more woe for a district continually struggling with attendance.

A $1.9 million Project School Emergency Response to Violence grant will help continue recovery efforts in the Connecticut school district.

A California judge has ruled that the state must accept all the signatures from a petition that seeks a referendum reversing the law.

The serving rules, now eased, were a frequent target of complaints from both congress members and cafeteria workers.

A court ruling backs the ability of school administrators and security personnel to rely on anonymous tips to thwart potential school violence.

Data, guns, and grit made our list of issues to watch in 2014 that could affect the lives of students during the school day.

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