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July 22, 2016

Cyberbullying: What Schools Can Learn From Leslie Jones' Twitter Harassment

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.

June 28, 2016

Education Secretary Challenges Charter Schools to Cut Back on Suspensions

Charter schools should rework discipline policies and cut back on suspensions, U.S. Education Secretary John B. King Jr. will say at the National Charter School Conference in Nashville Tuesday.

June 02, 2016

Suspensions Have a Multi-Billion-Dollar Cost Nationwide, Study Says

Nationwide, 10th-grade suspensions have more than $35 billion in economic effects, researchers concluded after analyzing federal data and existing research.

May 24, 2016

Middle School Student Handcuffed, Charged With Crime For Taking Free Milk

The student gets the milk for free as part of the National School Lunch Program, his mother said.

May 04, 2016

Schools See Less Crime, Fewer Students Feel Unsafe, Federal Data Show

Continuing long trend lines, fewer students report fearing harm at school, and rates of school-based victimization have also declined, the most recent federal data show.

April 27, 2016

Can an Increase in Empathy Lead to a Drop in Suspensions?

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 20, 2016

Oklahoma City Schools Agree to Address High Discipline Rates for Black Students

The agreement to rework its discipline policies resolves a federal investigation that found disproportionately high rates of discipline for black students there.

April 11, 2016

San Antonio District Fires School Officer Who Body Slammed Student in Video

The school police officer was fired after a video of him body slamming a girl to the ground spread online last week.

April 08, 2016

Video: School Police Officer Body Slams Girl to the Ground

The San Antonio district expects to wrap-up its investigation of the video, in which a school officer slams a 12-year-old girl face-first on the ground, early next week.

April 07, 2016

Suit by Parents, Pro-Charter Group: N.Y.C. Schools Have School Climate Problems

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.

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