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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 19, 2016

Watch: Child Trauma Survivors Reunite With the Adults Who Made a Difference

An emotional video campaign illustrates the ways meaningful adult relationships can counter the effects of childhood trauma on the brain.

October 17, 2016

Teachers, Parents Fear World is Unkind Place for Children, Survey Finds

Respondents to the survey, administered by the Sesame Workshop, said they often worry that "the world is an unkind place for children." Results come as schools increasingly focus on students' social and emotional skills as well as their academic success.

October 03, 2016

Has Trump's Campaign Rhetoric Really Caused an Increase in School Bullying?

The National Education Association says Donald Trump's campaign rhetoric has led to an increase in school bullying. But one researcher says it's too soon to draw that conclusion.

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 21, 2016

Get Police Out of Schools, Coalition of Student, Parent Groups Says

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 07, 2016

Why Do Some Schools Still Use Corporal Punishment?

Education Week staffers Sarah D. Sparks and Christopher B. Swanson appeared on C-SPAN to discuss original research on the use of corporal punishment in schools.

September 06, 2016

Which School Districts Struggle Most With Chronically Absent Students?

Half of all chronically absent students live in 4 percent of the nation's school districts, a new analysis of federal civil rights data show.

August 19, 2016

Does This School's Sign Promote Independence or Scare Off Support?

A school's rule has gone viral, sparking debates about student independence, parental involvement, and school support. Context matters, a psychologist says.

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.

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