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.
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May 26, 2017
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.
August 11, 2016
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
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.
July 29, 2016
Personalized professional development in instructional improvement can lead to reduced and more equitable disciplinary referrals, a study finds.