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March 13, 2013

Free-Speech Groups Condemn Suspensions for 'Harlem Shake' Videos

Civil rights groups condemned the suspension of Pennsylvania students over what a school labeled a "very graphic and very vulgar" imitation of the Harlem Shake.

March 08, 2013

School Policies Show Promise, Problems in Providing Mental Health Care

Local school policies can get in the way, but there is promise in training for teachers and in schools' emphasis on social-emotional learning.

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.

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