Police in Birmingham schools used excessive force when they used a chemical agent on students who were not posing harm or resisting arrest, a federal judge ruled.
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October 01, 2015
September 24, 2015
Seattle joins districts around the country in exploring whether broad infractions like "defiance" are applied inconsistently across schools and student groups.
September 22, 2015
Controlling for race, gender, and other factors, Chicago students are more likely to be suspended if they attend schools with high rates of poverty, a new study finds.
September 16, 2015
Police arrested a 14-year-old freshman after they said his homemade clock looked like a bomb, sparking concerns of discrimination against Muslims.
September 14, 2015
A new report encourages racial equity groups and LGBT-student groups to collaborate on improving school discipline.
August 27, 2015
In 13 southern states, black students are much more likely to be suspended or expelled than their white peers. A new study highlights how the national trend of discipline disparities plays out in the southern region.
August 25, 2015
The new law, which was passed with bipartisan support from Illinois lawmakers, is designed to make suspensions and expulsions a last resort.
August 19, 2015
Do teachers, parents, and the general public support district and federal efforts to make discipline more even-handed? A new poll seeks to gauge opinions on district and federal policies designed to tackle "disparate impact."
August 13, 2015
Courts have typically upheld students' First Amendment rights on social media, except for instances that cause "substantial disruption" to schools.
August 12, 2015
The police force in McKinney, Texas, which came under extra scrutiny after an officer tackled a girl at a pool party this summer, also penalizes a disproportionate numbers of black students in the city's schools, civil rights groups say. They have called for extra training for school-based officers.