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December 08, 2017

School Discipline Debate Centers on Benefits, Consequences of Federal Guidance

Debate at a U.S. Commission on Civil Rights hearing focused heavily on whether the U.S. Department of Education should maintain, revoke, or revise Obama-era school discipline guidance.

December 05, 2017

School Discipline Debate Central to Hearing for Trump Civil Rights Nominee

If a school disciplines black students at a higher rate than their white peers, is that alone a violation of federal civil rights laws? That question played a big role in a confirmation hearing for the nominee to oversee civil rights in the U.S. Department of Education.

October 24, 2017

Teachers' Lower Expectations for Black Students May Become 'Self-Fulfilling Prophecies,' Study Finds

When evaluating the same black student, white teachers were nine percentage points less likely than black teachers to expect that the student would earn a college degree, researchers say.

October 16, 2017

Will Betsy DeVos Change Course on Racial Disparities in School Discipline?

As the Education Department reverses several Obama-era civil rights policies, policy watchers have wondered if it will next withdraw or alter 2014 guidance on racial disparities in school discipline.

October 09, 2017

Student Suspended for Refusing to Stand During Pledge of Allegiance, Suit Says

A Texas student says she was forced to leave her high school after refusing to stand during the Pledge of Allegiance earlier this month. Such protests are gaining more attention after criticisms from President Donald Trump.

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.

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