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March 06, 2013

Seattle District Probed by Feds Over Discipline of Black Students

The district is the latest revealed to be under investigation by the U.S. Department of Education because of data showing students of some races are disciplined more harshly than peers of different races.

March 06, 2013

Leaders in Attendance, Discipline Reform, Restorative Justice Honored

The three leaders are working on the national, city, and school level to improve students' experiences at school—and to get them there in the first place.

March 05, 2013

Appeals Court Upholds Dogs Sniffing Student Backpacks

Judges held that a five-minute dog-sniff of student belongings in a classroom while students were not present did not violate the Fourth Amendment.

February 28, 2013

Ed. Dept. Tells Schools to Address Teen Sexual Violence

The Education Department tells schools how they can address gender-based violence that can affect students' academic performance.

February 28, 2013

Feds Require Fla. District to Fix Discipline, Enrollment Procedures

The district must stop using school police for discipline issues that school administrators can handle and stop suspending students out of school for minor misbehavior, among other steps.

February 27, 2013

Experts: Add Counselors, Not Armed Teachers, to Boost School Safety

To improve school safety, schools need more counselors, better communication between students and adults, and additional, thoughtful emergency planning, but not armed teachers, a House committee was told Wednesday.

February 26, 2013

Out-of-School Suspensions, Expulsions Denounced by Pediatricians

The American Academy of Pediatrics' call for a shift in school discipline policies is the latest action in a movement to change how students are disciplined in school.

February 22, 2013

Federal Anti-Bullying Legislation to Be Reintroduced—Again

The legislation would require schools to adopt policies that specifically ban harassment against students for their perceived race, gender, sexual identity, and religion, among other reasons.

February 20, 2013

Uneven Discipline Yields Civil Rights Complaint Against Texas District

A Texas school district is being accused of violating black students' civil rights, in part because those students have been cited by police four times as frequently as other groups for profane language and disrupting class.

February 19, 2013

With New Effort, Denver Tackles School-to-Prison Pipeline

School-based police officers and school administrators will first have to try to de-escalate school incidents whenever possible and determine what really requires police involvement.

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