April 2015 Archives

Out of school Tuesday after riots broke out in their city, Baltimore students said they hope classroom discussions will help them understand the death of Freddie Gray and the deeper challenges of poverty and racial tension.


Baltimore schools detail plans as demonstrations continue in response to the death of a man in police custody earlier this month.


Young students answer what makes a kid popular (hint: Instagram followers). Plus, links on engagement, race, discipline, and school safety.


Schools must have well-trained Title IX coordinators who are visible and known to students, the U.S. Department of Education said in guidance released Friday.


U.S. Education Secretary Arne Duncan told reporters he's not sure of any department plans to issue specific civil rights guidance on transgender students. Here's why some civil rights groups say such guidance is necessary.


Students spend a day in silence to demand better school climate for LGBT peers. Plus links on growth mindset, teacher perspectives, race in the classroom, and the home lives of students.


The finding comes from a nationally representative survey of students, which also found many students use multiple forms of tobacco products.


Should schools be held liable for violent attacks? A proposal in Colorado is sparking debates about risk assessment, spending priorities, and safety efforts.


Schools on the nation's largest Indian reservation are responding to a string of teen suicides. Such clusters have occurred in communities around the country, experts say.


A new data analysis by the Center for Public Integrity shows which states refer the most students to law enforcement. Plus, links on religious liberty, discipline, and the fake babies used in sex ed classes.


A Missouri bill would require sex ed classes to "teach pupils about the consequences, both personal and legal, of inappropriate text messaging, even among friends."


DoSomething.org, which previously asked students to tweet photos of school lunches they wanted to toss in the trash, is trying a similar strategy with stories of school suspensions.


For young adolescents, peers' views on the risk of an activity can be more important than their own, a new study suggests.


Charter school founder Eva Moskowitz once again squares off against New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, this time criticizing his approach to school discipline. Plus links on mascots, trauma, and bullies.


Do criminal penalties for truancy help boost attendance or prevent dropouts? Policy debates have included the same concerns for decades.


A preliminary review by the Justice Department revealed that Dallas County prosecuted approximately 20,000 failure to attend school cases in 2014.


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