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.
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October 16, 2017
October 09, 2017
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, 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
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
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
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
Students in several states have staged walkouts in the days since the election to protest President-elect Donald Trump.
November 01, 2016
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
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
Schools are missing out on a learning opportunity if they respond to students' national anthem protests with discipline, a First Amendment advocate says.