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.
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October 08, 2014
October 07, 2014
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
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
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 Eric Holder worked with the U.S. Department of Education to create civil rights guidance on school discipline.
September 23, 2014
About $70 million in federal grants were awarded through four programs aimed at states and school districts.
September 05, 2014
Suspensions for nonviolent behaviors will no longer be allowed for the district's students in prekindergarten through 1st grade.
August 21, 2014
Disparities in school discipline and disparities in arrest rates are linked, civil rights advocates say.
August 19, 2014
The police force for the nation's second largest school district will now refer most students who fight, bring tobacco products to school, or commit other minor offenses to counseling and services rather than sending them to juvenile court.
August 04, 2014
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