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October 20, 2016

States Should Ensure Schools Properly Use Surveillance Technologies, Report Urges

While surveillance technology can have many benefits, including making schools safer and keeping students on task, it can also have unintended consequences in areas like equity and privacy, says a report by the National Association of State Boards of Education.

October 14, 2016

Police: Philadelphia Teen Dies After Altercation With School Staff

A Philadelphia teen with "mental health and medical issues" died at his residential school after a staff member restrained him during an altercation, police said.

October 06, 2016

'Scary Clown' Rumors Are Serious Business for Schools

Most reports of "scary clowns" have been unsubstantiated. The rumors, which have spread quickly through social media, have created a headache for schools.

September 29, 2016

In School Shootings, Limiting Access Is Often Key to Safety

Effects of a school shooting in South Carolina were limited by policies and practices designed to restrict access to the building, a district leader said.

September 28, 2016

LGBT Students Bullied at Higher Rates Than Their Peers, Poll Finds

Lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students completing a recent survey were more likely to report bias-based bullying, online harassment, and feeling unsafe at school than their peers, a new report finds.

September 08, 2016

Feds to Schools: Protect Students' Civil Rights by Limiting Role of School Police

Federal agencies introduced new requirements for school police hired through federal grants and new resources for schools that outline best practices for training and hiring school police.

August 17, 2016

FBI's Anti-Extremism Program for Schools Promotes 'Fear and Suspicion,' Groups Say

Several education advocacy groups have harshly criticized a Federal Bureau of Investigation program designed to prevent the spread of "violent extremism" in American schools.

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.

August 05, 2016

Don't Use Martial Arts to Restrain Students, Kentucky Ed. Chief Tells Schools

At least five Kentucky districts had trained staff in Aikido Control Training to physically restrain students. Kentucky Education Commissioner Stephen Pruitt warned districts this week that the technique may put students into harmful positions banned under a state law.

July 28, 2016

Newtown, Conn., Set to Open New Sandy Hook Elementary School Building

Newtown officials will open a new Sandy Hook Elementary School this week to replace the building where a gunman killed 26 people and himself in December 2012.

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