The U.S. Justice Department said children in Meridian, Miss., are routinely jailed for minor offenses, including school discipline incidents, and punished without due process.
Across all racial groups, the birth rate declined by 25 percent overall from 2007 to 2011, the CDC said in a new report. The birth rate for teenagers ages 15 to 17 years was 15.4 per 1,000, 29 percent lower than in 2007, while the rate for teens ages 18-19 years fell to 54.1 per 1,000, which is 25 percent lower than in 2007.
A new study finds that adolescents who had been victimized by peers were more than twice as likely to contemplate suicide than peers.
Teacher Catlin Tucker discussed her use of blended learning in an Education Week chat.
A Georgia pediatrician is attempting to improve "social equity" by prescribing ADHD medication to those struggling in school.
Some schools say they find these methods actually change students' behavior, while out-of-school suspensions teach students little.
Louisiana's new bullying law may become an "administrative nightmare," according to the president of the Louisiana Association of School Superintendents.
Districts will be able to earn up to 10 bonus points if their applications include plans to collaborate with public and private partners to help improve the social, emotional, and behavioral needs of students.
Amid criticism, many schools quickly dropped their association with the event that promotes tolerance, while others decided to sign on.
In a preliminary study of sleep effects on emotional behavior, researchers found one hour of sleep extension improves disposition among students.