The law suit claims that New York City schools do not respond adequately to violence, harassment, and bullying, creating an unsafe learning environment for students. The plaintiffs seek class-action status.
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April 07, 2016
March 27, 2016
Expanded federal data collection about LGBT students would help illuminate school climate problems and inform efforts to find solutions, researchers say in a paper released by the Equity Project and Indiana University.
March 17, 2016
The settlement follows a federal lawsuit by the ACLU over a 2010 "gang sweep" at a high school in which students of color were "rounded up, questioned, searched, and forced to be photographed holding signs describing alleged gang affiliation."
March 09, 2016
The officer was charged with second-degree assault, second-degree child abuse by a custodian and misconduct in office after an online video showed him slapping a teen outside of a Baltimore school. Another officer seen in the video also faces charges.
March 08, 2016
The pledge follows public reaction to an online video that shows a school police officer slapping, kicking, and swearing at a teen boy outside of a Baltimore school.
March 01, 2016
School police have faced extra scrutiny from civil rights groups for acquiring weapons from the U.S. Department of Defense's 1033 surplus program.
February 16, 2016
The bill would have prohibited school-based disorderly conduct arrests for students 14 and younger.
February 12, 2016
Two students died in a shooting at a high school in Glendale, Ariz., Friday morning.
January 11, 2016
"I don't have time to ask questions and coddle kids that wave guns around," said a post on the Facebook page of the school resource officer, who worked in the district where 12-year-old Rice was a student before he was shot and killed by police in 2014.
January 08, 2016
"You know what a gun-free zone is for a sicko? That's bait," the Republican presidential candidate told the crowd at a campaign stop in Vermont on Thursday.