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August 09, 2017

Teachers Spend Hundreds of Dollars to Help Feed Students Who Are Hungry

A majority of teachers spend their own money to help ensure students have enough to eat, spending an average of $300 a year, according to a new survey.

June 27, 2017

Adults See Black Girls as Less Innocent Than Their White Peers, Survey Finds

Adults see black girls as less innocent, more independent, and less in need of nurturing and protection than their white peers, says a report with implications for school discipline and juvenile justice.

May 01, 2017

School Security Guard Pepper Sprays Student After Cell Phone Incident

The incident touches on larger discussions about the role of school security personnel in routine disciplinary issues and whether it's appropriate to carry pepper spray in school settings.

March 08, 2017

Suspending Students Costs Billions in Economic Losses, New Study Finds

In an analysis of a cohort of California 10th graders, University of California researchers calculated the financial impacts of students who were suspended and ended up dropping out. The cost: $2.7 billion.

January 31, 2017

Trump's Supreme Court Pick Has Opined on Student Discipline, School Police

Supreme Court nominee Neil M. Gorsuch dissented in a case last year, arguing that a school resource officer handcuffed and arrested a student for a situation that could have been handled by school principal.

January 13, 2017

Justice Dept. Investigation Flags Use of Force Against Students by Chicago Police

Chicago police used force on students for "non-criminal conduct and minor violations" and failed to set a policy for use of stun guns in schools, a U.S. Department of Justice investigation found.

December 06, 2016

PISA Provides Peek at How Attendance, School Climate May Affect Achievement

The newest results on the international PISA test show how factors like attendance and school climate correlate with academic achievement.

November 30, 2016

Justice Department on S.C. Suit: Broad Laws Fuel 'School-to-Prison Pipeline'

Vague state statutes that are subjectively used to arrest students contribute to the "school-to-prison pipeline," the Justice Department argued in a court case filed by South Carolina students that challenges two state statutes.

November 22, 2016

Ban Corporal Punishment in Schools, Education Secretary Tells States

"The use of corporal punishment can hinder the creation of a positive school climate by focusing on punitive measures to address student misbehavior rather than positive behavioral interventions and supports," King wrote in a letter to state officials.

November 01, 2016

Black Students Less Likely to Be Disciplined by Black Teachers, Study Says

Students matched to a same-race teacher are less likely to be expelled, suspended, or assigned detention than students being taught by a different-race teacher, an analysis of North Carolina discipline data finds.

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