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September 05, 2014

Minneapolis Superintendent Bans Most Suspensions for Youngest Students

Suspensions for nonviolent behaviors will no longer be allowed for the district's students in prekindergarten through 1st grade.

August 21, 2014

Schools in Ferguson, Mo., Suspend Black Students at Higher Rates Than Their Peers

Disparities in school discipline and disparities in arrest rates are linked, civil rights advocates say.

August 19, 2014

Police in Los Angeles Schools to Curtail Arrests, Citations for Minor Offenses

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

Twitter Chat: Supporting LGBT Students in School

Please join us in a Twitter chat Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET to discuss your strategies for supporting LGBT students and the barriers you face.

July 30, 2014

Superintendents: State Laws Limit Discretion in Suspensions, Expulsions

A survey released this week by AASA, the School Superintendents Association, and the Children's Defense Fund explores how superintendents view discipline in their districts.

July 14, 2014

District of Columbia to Consider Ban on Pre-K Suspensions

It's part of a greater effort to re-examine school discipline practices.

July 07, 2014

Criminalizing Bullying Discourages Reporting, Groups Say

Groups who spoke out in a recent cyberbullying case favor alternative approaches, such as restorative practices.

July 01, 2014

Cyberbullying Law Violates Free Speech, New York Court Rules

The overbroad law violated the First Amendment, the Court of Appeals ruled.

June 17, 2014

Free Speech at Issue in New York Cyberbullying Case

New York's highest court considers what is expected to be a landmark case for policies criminalizing cyberbullying.

June 16, 2014

Supreme Court Will Hear Case With Potential Impact on Schools, Social Media

The justices agreed to weigh the free speech rights of those who make threats or deliver violent rants on social media such as Facebook.

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