A Philadelphia teen with "mental health and medical issues" died at his residential school after a staff member restrained him during an altercation, police said.
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Schools are missing out on a learning opportunity if they respond to students' national anthem protests with discipline, a First Amendment advocate says.
September 08, 2016
Federal agencies introduced new requirements for school police hired through federal grants and new resources for schools that outline best practices for training and hiring school police.
September 07, 2016
Education Week staffers Sarah D. Sparks and Christopher B. Swanson appeared on C-SPAN to discuss original research on the use of corporal punishment in schools.
August 11, 2016
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
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
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
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
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
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.