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October 16, 2017

Will Betsy DeVos Change Course on Racial Disparities in School Discipline?

As the Education Department reverses several Obama-era civil rights policies, policy watchers have wondered if it will next withdraw or alter 2014 guidance on racial disparities in school discipline.

October 09, 2017

Student Suspended for Refusing to Stand During Pledge of Allegiance, Suit Says

A Texas student says she was forced to leave her high school after refusing to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance earlier this month. Such protests are gaining more attention after criticisms from President Donald Trump.

September 24, 2017

Students Have a Right to Protest During National Anthem, Pledge of Allegiance

Comments from President Donald Trump fueled growing protests by athletes during the national anthem, and students may choose to join. Courts have held that schools cannot require students to participate in patriotic rituals. What can students learn from this moment?

September 22, 2017

DeVos Kills Obama-Era Guidance on Title IX and Sexual Assault

The U.S. Department of Education withdrew Obama-era guidance on Title IX and sexual assault Friday, and it released interim guidance it plans to leave in place while it seeks public input to inform a new policy.

September 07, 2017

DeVos' Actions on Title IX and Sexual Assault Could Affect K-12 Schools, Too

U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos announced Thursday plans to revise Obama-era civil rights guidance on Title IX and sexual assault, a move that could affect elementary and secondary schools.

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.

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