In newspaper report, an administrator compared the practice to roadside inmate work crews. When it comes to school discipline, where's the line between community service and free labor? And how prescriptive should districts be?
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March 24, 2015
March 20, 2015
It's hard to teach kids to treat their peers with kindness when they see such a lack of empathy in adults. Plus, links on pre-k attendance, gender nonconformity and school dress codes, and more.
March 19, 2015
The decreases come as teachers and students report feeling safer in the city's schools, according to the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research.
March 11, 2015
There will be an anti-bullying law in every state if Montana lawmakers approve a bill this legislative session. The proposal is less detailed and definitive than the policies in place in other states.
March 05, 2015
Two Ferguson school resource officers rely heavily on arrests and are overly involved in routine disciplinary matters, the U.S. Department of Justice found in an investigation of the city's police department.
March 05, 2015
Sending students to court for missing school is counterproductive and overly punitive, an advocacy group says.
March 02, 2015
A post-Ferguson policing task force created by President Obama released recommendations Monday, including many that apply to school discipline and how law enforcement officers relate to students.
February 24, 2015
Forget narrowing the academic curriculum; could accountability narrow schools' focus on student behaviors?
February 23, 2015
Researchers at The Center for Civil Rights Remedies at the University of California Los Angeles analyzed federal data at the state and local level.
January 26, 2015
The Coalition for Community Schools drew from recent Office of Civil Rights data to show how school climate and civil rights issues have suffered under the current law.