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December 08, 2017

School Discipline Debate Centers on Benefits, Consequences of Federal Guidance

Debate at a U.S. Commission on Civil Rights hearing focused heavily on whether the U.S. Department of Education should maintain, revoke, or revise Obama-era school discipline guidance.

December 06, 2017

In Discipline Debate, Two Groups Draw Different Conclusions About the Same District

Philadelphia's efforts to reduce suspensions can succeed if leaders provide supports that are sensitive to the contexts of different schools, a report found.

December 05, 2017

School Discipline Debate Central to Hearing for Trump Civil Rights Nominee

If a school disciplines black students at a higher rate than their white peers, is that alone a violation of federal civil rights laws? That question played a big role in a confirmation hearing for the nominee to oversee civil rights in the U.S. Department of Education.

December 05, 2017

Here's What Happened When a District Changed Its Policy on Suspensions

A case study explores a policy change designed to reduce suspension rates in Philadelphia schools through the lens of the larger debate on school discipline.

October 26, 2017

Responding to and Preventing Sexual Violence Must Be Higher Priority for K-12, Experts Tell Lawmakers

While there's been a spotlight on sexual violence on college campuses in recent years, sexual assault and harassment are also problems in elementary and secondary schools, a panel of experts told a congressional task force on sexual violence.

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.

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