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January 29, 2014

Maryland Adopts New Discipline Rule to Address Racial Disparities, Suspensions

The new rule requires districts to adopt policies that "reflect a discipline philosophy based on the goals of fostering, teaching, and acknowledging positive behavior."

January 22, 2014

School Police Ticket Students for Foul Language in Kansas District

School resource officers in Maize, Kan., school district issue tickets to students for using profanity, a practice students have questioned.

January 13, 2014

School Violence Leads to 90,000-Plus Emergency-Room Trips a Year, Says Study

Researchers tracked federal data to determine what spurred ER trips from America's schools.

January 09, 2014

School Police Should Stay Out of Discipline, Organization Says

An organization that represents school-based police says it concurs with new federal guidance that says officers should not be involved in routine disciplinary issues.

January 08, 2014

New Federal School Discipline Guidance Addresses Discrimination, Suspensions

The U.S. departments of Education and Justice have issued new guidance on how school leaders can ensure that discipline polices comply with federal civil rights laws. They also urged alternatives to "exclusionary" penalties like suspension and expulsion.

December 26, 2013

Kentucky Panel's Proposals Could Take Truancy Offenses Out of Courts

A Kentucky task force has recommended changes to the state's justice system that could reduce youth incarceration rates in part by limiting court involvement for offenses like truancy.

December 12, 2013

True Love's First Kiss (Lands a Suspension)

A Colorado school drew attention when it suspended a six-year-old boy for kissing a classmate.

December 09, 2013

Minneapolis Schools Consider Suspension Alternatives to Address Race Gap

Minneapolis district considers de-emphasizing suspensions following scrutiny of racial differences in disciplinary rates.

November 14, 2013

Pa. Study Asks: Has 'Zero Tolerance' Gone Too Far?

A report by the American Civil Liberties Union of Pennsylvania questions rates of suspensions and expulsions in the state.

November 05, 2013

Revolutionizing School Discipline, With a Flowchart

Broward County, Fla., hopes to pivot from a legacy of high suspension rates under a new discipline system designed by a broad community coalition.

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