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May 20, 2013

The Dark Side of Low Out-of-School Suspension Rates?

As districts push to cut the out-of-school suspension rate, some teachers say their classrooms have become unmanageable, ruled by unruly students.

May 15, 2013

New Weapon Found for Fighting Violence in Chicago: Math

A new initiative that combines math tutoring with violence-prevention programming will serve up to 1,000 youth in Chicago this fall.

May 13, 2013

Nearly 2 of 3 Children Exposed to Violence, Crime, and Abuse

A large proportion of American children are exposed to violence and assaults, and the developmental consequences can be great, a new survey shows.

May 11, 2013

Sandy Hook School Should Be Torn Down, Rebuilt on Same Site, Panel Says

Meanwhile, Sandy Hook's 450 kindergarten through 4th grade students will keep attending classes at a converted Chalk Hill Middle in nearby Monroe, Conn.

May 03, 2013

More Food, Skin Allergies Found in Children; Schools Still Finding Way

More children are being identified as having food and skin allergies, new data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show, while schools work out policies to address them.

May 02, 2013

Fla. Student Is New Face in Fight Against Zero Tolerance

The expulsion of a 16-year-old Florida student over a science-experiment mishap is triggering a backlash against harsh discipline.

April 30, 2013

School Discipline Survey Finds Challenges in Making Changes

Many school districts are changing codes of conduct to limit the use of out-of-school suspension and expulsion, but resources needed to make those changes are often limited.

April 29, 2013

State Lawmakers Recognize Education of 'Whole Child'

A new Arkansas law lists ways for educators to meet "the comprehensive needs of Arkansas children at each stage of a child's development from birth to postsecondary education or career."

April 26, 2013

Since Newtown, State Lawmakers Push School Safety Bills

After the devastating school shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary in Newtown, Conn., in December, state lawmakers around the country have proposed hundreds of ways to improve school security.

April 24, 2013

Newtown, Conn., Rejects Tax Hike to Put Police in Schools

The budget increase would have provided nearly $1 million to hire additional police officers who would have been stationed at each of the district's seven schools.

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