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April 07, 2016

Suit by Parents, Pro-Charter Group: N.Y.C. Schools Have School Climate Problems

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.

March 27, 2016

Data Lacking About How LGBT Students Are Treated at School, Researchers Say

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

Salt Lake City District to Outline Limits for School Police as Part of Settlement

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

Baltimore School Officer Charged With Assault for Slapping Teen in Video

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

After Video, Baltimore Schools to Review Training, Screening of School Police

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

Los Angeles School Police Return Last of Weapons Issued by Defense Department

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

Virginia House Votes Down Bill That Aimed to Limit School Arrests

The bill would have prohibited school-based disorderly conduct arrests for students 14 and younger.

February 12, 2016

Two Dead After Shooting at Arizona High School

Two students died in a shooting at a high school in Glendale, Ariz., Friday morning.

January 11, 2016

Cleveland School Officer Put On Leave for Comments About Tamir Rice Shooting

"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

Donald Trump Pledges to End Gun-Free School Zones If Elected President

"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.

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