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November 25, 2014

Mississippi ACLU Aims to Reduce Schools' Use of Restraint, Seclusion

The organization will advocate for new policies, meet with community leaders, and track use of such disciplinary measures in the state's schools.

November 24, 2014

Students, Parents Protest After Student Rape Allegations at Oklahoma High School

Protestors claim school officials didn't properly handle allegations that a male student raped three female classmates and that they failed to address subsequent bullying.

November 19, 2014

Public Health Group Takes Stances on Sex Education, E-Cigarettes, LGBT Bullying

The American Public Health Association urged funding of comprehensive sex education programs, adoption of evidence-based programs to prevent harrassment of LGBT youth, and federal regulations for electronic cigarettes.

November 12, 2014

With Aim of Driving Down Disparities, Minneapolis to Review Suspensions

The new policy comes as the district approved an agreement with federal civil rights officials to drive down disproportionate rates of discipline between minority students and their white peers.

November 03, 2014

District's Social Media Monitoring Led to Expulsions of Mostly Black Students

A former FBI agent scoured students' social media posts as part of a greater school security effort, a report by AL.com says.

October 08, 2014

LGBT and Gender-Nonconforming Youth Target of Unfair Discipline, Groups Say

Civil rights and student groups are pushing for changes to school discipline that they say would make it more even-handed for gender-nonconforming students and LGBT students of color.

October 07, 2014

School Climate for Native American Students Is Focus of Federal Tour

Representatives from the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education and the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights will hold listening sessions with a special focus on school climate issues in Native American communities.

September 29, 2014

Suspensions: New Law in California, New York City to Change Discipline Code

Critics of disciplinary infractions like "defiance" and "disruption" say they leave too much to the discretion of educators who often apply them inconsistently between classrooms and sometimes between races.

September 25, 2014

Tupelo, Miss., District to Rework School Discipline Under Civil Rights Agreement

The U.S. Department of Education found that black students in Tupelo "had been disproportionately subjected to discipline at every stage in the district's discipline process."

September 25, 2014

Attorney General Holder, Voice on Discipline, School Climate, to Resign

Attorney General Eric Holder worked with the U.S. Department of Education to create civil rights guidance on school discipline.

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