In one step toward reforming school discipline practices, Los Angeles schools will no longer be able to suspend students for the vague reason of "willful defiance."
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May 16, 2013
May 15, 2013
A new initiative that combines math tutoring with violence-prevention programming will serve up to 1,000 youth in Chicago this fall.
May 15, 2013
A majority of teachers say it's very important for schools to work on developing students' social and emotional skills, results from a new nationally representative survey show.
May 13, 2013
A large proportion of American children are exposed to violence and assaults, and the developmental consequences can be great, a new survey shows.
May 10, 2013
One study has found that about 16 percent of high school students reported being electronically bullied; another says far fewer students are bullied in cyberspace.
May 09, 2013
Black students in the Brevard County, Fla., school district make up 15 percent of the student population, but accounted for 30 percent of suspensions.
May 08, 2013
The rape of a teenager by two Steubenville, Ohio, high school football players drove a national coaches association to tackle the issue.
May 07, 2013
The 16 Race to the Top district winners will pair with community partners to work on social, emotional, and behavioral lessons.
May 02, 2013
A new study says that the brain grows in a way that supports increased self-reflection when entering adolescence.
April 30, 2013
Many school districts are changing codes of conduct to limit the use of out-of-school suspension and expulsion, but resources needed to make those changes are often limited.