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October 20, 2016

States Should Ensure Schools Properly Use Surveillance Technologies, Report Urges

While surveillance technology can have many benefits, including making schools safer and keeping students on task, it can also have unintended consequences in areas like equity and privacy, says a report by the National Association of State Boards of Education.

October 14, 2016

Police: Philadelphia Teen Dies After Altercation With School Staff

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.

September 21, 2016

Get Police Out of Schools, Coalition of Student, Parent Groups Says

The Dignity in Schools Campaign called for the removal of law enforcement from schools Wednesday in a policy document that also calls for new forms of discipline and student supports, such as restorative justice programs.

September 20, 2016

As Students Join National Anthem Protests, How Should Schools Respond?

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

Feds to Schools: Protect Students' Civil Rights by Limiting Role of School Police

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

Why Do Some Schools Still Use Corporal Punishment?

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

S.C. Sheriff's Office, Justice Dept. Agree to Stem Bias With School Police Training

The Richland County Sheriff's Office came under fire last year after a video of a school-based officer violently arresting a black student spread online. An agreement with the Department of Justice includes plans to train officers and analyze student arrest data for signs of biased treatment.

August 11, 2016

ACLU, Arrested Students Sue Over South Carolina's 'Disturbing Schools' Law

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

South Carolina Moves to Limit Role of School Police After Violent Student Arrest

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

Don't Use Martial Arts to Restrain Students, Kentucky Ed. Chief Tells Schools

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.

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