A consultant's review of the Parkland, Fla., school shooter's educational history found that the Broward County School District did not respond properly when the gunman, a former student, asked to be re-enrolled in special education services after opting out of the program several months earlier.
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August 03, 2018
July 10, 2018
A controversial school discipline program designed to reduce student arrests cannot be blamed for a shooting by a former student in Parkland, Fla., a state commission said Tuesday.
July 10, 2018
Federal guidance aimed at reducing racial disparities in school discipline rates should not be rescinded, a group of charter schools, superintendents, and education groups wrote in a letter to U.S. Secretary of Education Betsy DeVos and Attorney General Jeff Sessions Tuesday.
May 07, 2018
News that Parkland shooter Nikolas Cruz was once referred to an alternative school discipline program has added fuel to a debate about what the district could have done differently.
May 02, 2018
In a national survey, just 16 percent of superintendents said an Obama-era federal guidance on school discipline had sparked changes to their districts' policies.
April 26, 2018
An analysis of new federal civil rights data finds that secondary schools with mostly black students are more likely to have on-site police and security officers than schools with largely white enrollment.
April 24, 2018
National experts and civil rights advocates say new federal data that show black students and students with disabilities remain vastly over-represented among students involved in police interactions should come as no surprise.
April 18, 2018
During an emotional public safety forum in Broward County, Fla., shaken students and enraged parents and educators demanded fixes for what they consider lax security, district indifference, and failure to act to prevent the mass shooting that killed 17 people at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
April 04, 2018
U.S. Education Secretary Betsy DeVos is deciding whether or not to rescind Obama-era guidance on school discipline. Her meetings came as a report by the Government Accountability Office found black students are consistently disciplined at higher rates than their peers.
April 03, 2018
An open letter from a faith-based education advocacy group challenges Betsy DeVos, a devout Christian, to rethink her statements on race and school discipline.