The state currently allows spankings, and requires each district to set its own policy governing the way they're used in schools. A similar bill, which would also have applied to private schools, failed last year.
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December 12, 2014
The court says an officer's use of a "twist-lock" to restrain a boy suspected of stealing a school iPad did not violate the Constitution.
December 08, 2014
U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan and Attorney General Eric Holder announced today new guidance for states and localities that is meant to improve the education of youths in juvenile detention facilities and protect their civil rights.
November 25, 2014
The organization will advocate for new policies, meet with community leaders, and track use of such disciplinary measures in the state's schools.
November 24, 2014
Protestors claim school officials didn't properly handle allegations that a male student raped three female classmates and that they failed to address subsequent bullying.
November 19, 2014
The American Public Health Association urged funding of comprehensive sex education programs, adoption of evidence-based programs to prevent harrassment of LGBT youth, and federal regulations for electronic cigarettes.
November 12, 2014
The new policy comes as the district approved an agreement with federal civil rights officials to drive down disproportionate rates of discipline between minority students and their white peers.
November 03, 2014
A former FBI agent scoured students' social media posts as part of a greater school security effort, a report by AL.com says.
October 08, 2014
Civil rights and student groups are pushing for changes to school discipline that they say would make it more even-handed for gender-nonconforming students and LGBT students of color.