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August 11, 2016

ACLU, Arrested Students Sue Over South Carolina's 'Disturbing Schools' Law

A group of students who've been charged under South Carolina's "disturbing a school" law filed a lawsuit with backing from the American Civil Liberties Union, arguing that the law is overly broad and leads to unnecessarily harsh discipline in the state's public schools.

August 09, 2016

South Carolina Moves to Limit Role of School Police After Violent Student Arrest

The policies come at the recommendation of a state task force assembled after a video of a violent arrest of a teen girl drew widespread criticism on the internet last year.

August 05, 2016

Don't Use Martial Arts to Restrain Students, Kentucky Ed. Chief Tells Schools

At least five Kentucky districts had trained staff in Aikido Control Training to physically restrain students. Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt warned districts this week that the technique may put students into harmful positions banned under a state law.

July 22, 2016

Cyberbullying: What Schools Can Learn From Leslie Jones' Twitter Harassment

More states are requiring schools to respond to cyberbullying, but it can be a challenging task for administrators. Here's what schools can learn from the recent high-profile online harassment of Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones.

April 27, 2016

Can an Increase in Empathy Lead to a Drop in Suspensions?

Stanford researchers found that teachers' participation in professional development to promote empathy correlated with half as many suspensions for their students. The findings suggest that attitudes may be as important as policies in promoting healthy school climates.

April 07, 2016

Suit by Parents, Pro-Charter Group: N.Y.C. Schools Have School Climate Problems

The law suit claims that New York City schools do not respond adequately to violence, harassment, and bullying, creating an unsafe learning environment for students. The plaintiffs seek class-action status.

March 14, 2016

Nurturing Growth Mindsets: Six Tips From Carol Dweck

Encouraging students' growth mindset is about more than just praising raw effort, Stanford Professor Carol Dweck said at an Education Week event. Read some tips and watch her full remarks here.

March 03, 2016

This Principal Has a Creative Way of Encouraging Positive Student Behavior

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.

February 22, 2016

Building Social-Emotional Skills May Be Key to Classroom Management, Study Says

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.

February 09, 2016

Real Life Bullying Could Be Influenced by TV Storylines, Study Says

Mean girls and demeaning boys on teen shows are linked to later real-life social aggression in teenagers, a new study finds.

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