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February 19, 2014

Maryland Lawmaker Wants to Allow Districts to Ignore New Discipline Rules

A Maryland lawmaker introduced a bill that would allow districts to ignore a new state rule, which requires districts to adopt new discipline policies by 2014-15.

February 19, 2014

Parallels Between 'Loud Music' Case and Discriminatory Discipline, Panelist Says

A perception of greater threat leads some educators to punish black students more harshly than their white peers, leader of civil rights group says.

February 18, 2014

Kansas Bill Would Authorize Harder Spankings by School Personnel

UPDATED: Democratic state representative Gail Finney, who introduced the bill, said that the measure was designed to clarify the boundaries of acceptable corporal punishment, which is not expressly defined in current Kansas statutes.

February 14, 2014

Lawmakers Question Federal Guidance, Call Discipline a Local Issue

The Obama administration's recent school discipline guidance is laudable, but decisions about how to deal with student behavior are best left to local officials, wrote four House Republicans.

February 13, 2014

Is Massachusetts School Discipline Law an Unfunded Mandate?

Districts in Massachusetts must implement programs that would help suspended or expelled students continue to learn.

February 11, 2014

Could a Cybercivility Task Force Tackle Tacky Selfies?

While a Maryland district plans to form a Cybercivility Task Force to address inappropriate online postings, the role of schools in addressing such behavior is largely uncharted territory.

February 07, 2014

Chicago Schools Attribute Drop in Suspensions to New Discipline Policies

There have been 14,587 out-of-school suspensions in the district between the beginning of the school year and January, a 36 percent drop from the same time period in 2010-11.

February 05, 2014

Campaign Seeks to End Corporal Punishment in Schools

A new online campaign is calling on congress to pass a bill that would end the use of corporal punishment in schools.

February 03, 2014

Appeals Court to Hear Case of Handcuffed Student

A federal appeals court will re-examine a case in which an 11-year-old California student who was being unresponsive to school officials was removed in handcuffs.

January 29, 2014

California Schools See Drop in Suspensions, Expulsions

The Golden State started tracking more detailed discipline data last year.

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