The officer was previously fired from his job as a sheriff's deputy after a wrongful Taser attack, and a court once granted his girlfriend a protective order against him, the Baltimore Sun reports.

Reno Principal Denise Hausauer wears a bell so students can hear her coming down the halls. "I want to catch them doing something good," she says.

A cell phone video shows a Baltimore City Schools police officer slapping, kicking, and swearing at a student. Civil rights groups say it's part of a larger national pattern of school police brutality against students of color.

The bill would have required transgender students to use school facilities that match their biological sex at birth, even if it differed from their gender identity.

School police have faced extra scrutiny from civil rights groups for acquiring weapons from the U.S. Department of Defense's 1033 surplus program.

Gov. Dennis Daugaard has until March 1 to decide if he will sign the bill, which would create the first state-level restrictions on which restrooms and locker rooms transgender students use at school. Celebrities like Caitlyn Jenner and Laverne Cox have urged him to veto it.

Parsing through studies of 54 interventions at the primary school level, researchers from the University of Groningen, in the Netherlands, examined four different methods for improving classroom management.

The two new initiatives are part of the "Every Student, Every Day" campaign begun under President Barack Obama last year to bolster attendance.

Only black freshmen were invited to the program, which was part of court-ordered desegregation efforts, the Arkansas school district said. The ACLU of Arkansas said it unfairly singled out students by race.

Questions about school discipline on college applications compound the effects of discriminatory discipline policies and practices at the K-12 level, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law said.

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