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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.

August 11, 2016

S.C. Sheriff's Office, Justice Dept. Agree to Stem Bias With School Police Training

The Richland County Sheriff's Office came under fire last year after a video of a school-based officer violently arresting a black student spread online. An agreement with the Department of Justice includes plans to train officers and analyze student arrest data for signs of biased treatment.

August 11, 2016

ACLU, Arrested Students Sue Over South Carolina's 'Disturbing Schools' Law

A group of students who've been charged under South Carolina's "disturbing a school" law filed a lawsuit with backing from the American Civil Liberties Union, arguing that the law is overly broad and leads to unnecessarily harsh discipline in the state's public schools.

August 10, 2016

Watch: What a Principal Learned by Shadowing a Student for a Day

A principal gained insights on her school's policies and practices by following a student for a day in an exercise meant to promote empathy.

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.

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