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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.

July 29, 2016

Want to Close the Racial Discipline Gap? Try Improving Instruction

Personalized professional development in instructional improvement can lead to reduced and more equitable disciplinary referrals, a study finds.

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.

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