Critics of disciplinary infractions like "defiance" and "disruption" say they leave too much to the discretion of educators who often apply them inconsistently between classrooms and sometimes between races.


This week, we read about poor students, gender equality, creative solutions to kids' loneliness, and more.


The U.S. Department of Education found that black students in Tupelo "had been disproportionately subjected to discipline at every stage in the district's discipline process."


Attorney General Eric Holder worked with the U.S. Department of Education to create civil rights guidance on school discipline.


Of the more than 1.2 million homeless children enrolled in public schools in 2012-13, 75 percent were "doubled up," sharing homes with multiple families, data show.


About $70 million in federal grants were awarded through four programs aimed at states and school districts.


Teaching high school students that personality traits are changeable may help counteract a risk of depression, a new study finds.


This week, we dig into the debate over corporal punishment at schools in the wake of the NFL scandal. I also share links about student speech rights, school police, and more.


San Diego's decision follows an announcement by the Los Angeles school police department that it will return three grenade launchers it also received through the 1033 military surplus program.


Civil rights groups have raised concerns about schools receiving surplus military equipment through a U.S. Department of Defense program, which provided the grenade launchers to Los Angeles school police.


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