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June 27, 2017

Adults See Black Girls as Less Innocent Than Their White Peers, Survey Finds

Adults see black girls as less innocent, more independent, and less in need of nurturing and protection than their white peers, says a report with implications for school discipline and juvenile justice.

May 26, 2017

In Georgia, Schools More Likely to Hire Police With Troubled Pasts, Report Says

School police departments in Georgia hire police officers who were fired from previous jobs or who "resigned under the cloud of an investigation" at twice the rate of other local police departments, an investigation found.

March 08, 2017

Suspending Students Costs Billions in Economic Losses, New Study Finds

In an analysis of a cohort of California 10th graders, University of California researchers calculated the financial impacts of students who were suspended and ended up dropping out. The cost: $2.7 billion.

January 30, 2017

Police in Schools: Three Findings From a New Education Week Analysis

An analysis of federal data by the Education Week Research Center explores students' exposure to law enforcement in schools and persistent racial disparities in rates of student arrests and referrals to law enforcement.

November 14, 2016

High School Students Stage Walkouts, Protesting President-Elect Donald Trump

Students in several states have staged walkouts in the days since the election to protest President-elect Donald Trump.

November 01, 2016

Black Students Less Likely to Be Disciplined by Black Teachers, Study Says

Students matched to a same-race teacher are less likely to be expelled, suspended, or assigned detention than students being taught by a different-race teacher, an analysis of North Carolina discipline data finds.

September 21, 2016

Get Police Out of Schools, Coalition of Student, Parent Groups Says

The Dignity in Schools Campaign called for the removal of law enforcement from schools Wednesday in a policy document that also calls for new forms of discipline and student supports, such as restorative justice programs.

September 20, 2016

As Students Join National Anthem Protests, How Should Schools Respond?

Schools are missing out on a learning opportunity if they respond to students' national anthem protests with discipline, a First Amendment advocate says.

August 11, 2016

S.C. Sheriff's Office, Justice Dept. Agree to Stem Bias With School Police Training

The Richland County Sheriff's Office came under fire last year after a video of a school-based officer violently arresting a black student spread online. An agreement with the Department of Justice includes plans to train officers and analyze student arrest data for signs of biased treatment.

August 09, 2016

South Carolina Moves to Limit Role of School Police After Violent Student Arrest

The policies come at the recommendation of a state task force assembled after a video of a violent arrest of a teen girl drew widespread criticism on the internet last year.

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