November 2014 Archives

The organization will advocate for new policies, meet with community leaders, and track use of such disciplinary measures in the state's schools.


Protestors claim school officials didn't properly handle allegations that a male student raped three female classmates and that they failed to address subsequent bullying.


The finding, which runs counter to researchers' initial hypothesis, comes from an analysis of multiple surveys completed by Panorama Education, a for-profit education research company.


This week's links include reads on mental health, sexual assault of students, bullying, disadvantaged youth, and the family dynamics of traumatic exposure.


Though there were early signs of Adam Lanza's preoccupation with violence and mental health professionals sounded the alarm of various mental health issues, his parents and educators did not adequately intervene, a report by a state agency says.


Before opening fire at Marysville-Pilchuck High School, Jaylen Fryberg, 15, sent a text message to family members that detailed what he wanted to wear at his funeral, court records say.


The realistic exercise included law enforcement officers carrying weapons through darkened hallways.


The American Public Health Association urged funding of comprehensive sex education programs, adoption of evidence-based programs to prevent harrassment of LGBT youth, and federal regulations for electronic cigarettes.


Homeless families are frequently headed by single mothers who lack the education, child care, transportation, and social supports to find a long-term, stable home for their children, a report says.


Brain areas associated with emotional processing and behavior regulation are different in young teenagers who have experienced childhood bullying.


Why school climate matters in teaching rigorous math standards. Plus, stories about brain science, poverty interventions, and building cultural understanding in teachers.


Schools will use grants funded by the marijuana tax to hire student-support staff like nurses, counselors, and social workers.


Amid criticism that its "My Brother's Keeper" initiative is too narrowly focused on minority boys, the White House released a report summarizing previous efforts aimed at girls and announced a working group to address issues faced by women and girls of color.


The new policy comes as the district approved an agreement with federal civil rights officials to drive down disproportionate rates of discipline between minority students and their white peers.


To reach their conclusions, researchers from Virginia Tech University's Family Nutrition Program observed meals in three rural Virginia elementary schools over a five-day period, tabulating ingredients on a checklist.


This week, we read about the academic effects of the pressure to be sexy, a broader view of college and career readiness, how poverty affects schools, and more.


Large schools that offer students more options in areas like course selection are more likely to see homogenous cliques, a study concludes.


School police in Boston will not move forward with plans to begin carrying pepper spray after acting Superintendent John McDonough said he feared such a move might "drive a wedge" between students and officers.


Should schools feed students even if they have a growing negative balance in their meal accounts? Should there be a national policy on handling this sensitive issue?


Asa Hutchinson led the National School Shield task force, which recommended allowing school leaders to train and arm some employees if they deem it necessary.


A student reported the site after a school presentation about the dangers of sharing information online.


A former FBI agent scoured students' social media posts as part of a greater school security effort, a report by AL.com says.


Boston school police want to carry pepper spray, an issue that has raised concerns in some other districts.


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