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August 27, 2015

Black Students' Discipline Rates Are Especially High in the South, Study Finds

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

Illinois Governor Signs Sweeping School Discipline Bill Championed by Students

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

Disparate Impact in School Discipline: What Does the Public Think?

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

Student Sues After Two-Word Tweet Leads to Months-Long Suspension

Courts have typically upheld students' First Amendment rights on social media, except for instances that cause "substantial disruption" to schools.

August 12, 2015

McKinney, Texas, School Police Treat Students Unfairly, Civil Rights Groups Say

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.

August 11, 2015

Report: Handcuffing of Young Students Used to Control 'Violent Individuals'

An independent investigator hired by the Covington, Ky school district says that a school resource officer who handcuffed two elementary students acted properly, within a law enforcement capacity.

August 06, 2015

States Can Play a Role in Improving School Discipline, Guide Says

School discipline is frequently viewed as a school- and district-level issue, but state boards of education can also play a role in determining that policies and practices are fair and effective, a new guide says.

August 03, 2015

Lawsuit: School Police Handcuffed Young Students in Violation of Their Rights

A school resource officer in a suburb of Cincinnati is accused of violating the rights of two elementary school students with disabilities by handcuffing them.

July 09, 2015

Student Fights, Fear of Harm at School Have Declined, Newest Federal Data Show

A new report released today includes the most recent federal data on issues like school-related deaths, student victimization, bullying, drugs, and school safety measures.

June 23, 2015

Advocates Tout L.A. Unified Budget That Restricts Spending on School Police

Advocates of restorative justice announced a victory Tuesday, as the Los Angeles Unified School District announced the reallocation of some school-policing funds toward programs meant to improve school climate.

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