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January 31, 2017

Trump's Supreme Court Pick Has Opined on Student Discipline, School Police

Supreme Court nominee Neil M. Gorsuch dissented in a case last year, arguing that a school resource officer handcuffed and arrested a student for a situation that could have been handled by school principal.

January 30, 2017

Police in Schools: Three Findings From a New Education Week Analysis

An analysis of federal data by the Education Week Research Center explores students' exposure to law enforcement in schools and persistent racial disparities in rates of student arrests and referrals to law enforcement.

January 13, 2017

Justice Dept. Investigation Flags Use of Force Against Students by Chicago Police

Chicago police used force on students for "non-criminal conduct and minor violations" and failed to set a policy for use of stun guns in schools, a U.S. Department of Justice investigation found.

November 28, 2016

LGBT Students: Five Possible Effects of Trump's Presidency, Ed. Secretary Choice

How will Donald Trump's stances on education, which stress a scaled back federal role, and the appointment of voucher advocate Betsy DeVos as education secretary affect LGBT students?

November 22, 2016

Ban Corporal Punishment in Schools, Education Secretary Tells States

"The use of corporal punishment can hinder the creation of a positive school climate by focusing on punitive measures to address student misbehavior rather than positive behavioral interventions and supports," King wrote in a letter to state officials.

November 21, 2016

Troubled by Post-Election School Climate, K-12 Groups to Issue 'Call to Action'

Several national K-12 groups will encourage schools to respond to numerous reports of violence, harassment, and intimidation that have occurred since Donald Trump's presidential election by reaffirming "the inclusive values that are the foundation of healthy learning cultures."

November 14, 2016

Superintendent's Retweet About Students' Post-Election Emotions Stirs Controversy

A Maryland lawmaker is pushing for a state ethics charge against Baltimore County Superintendent Dallas Dance after he retweeted a call for schools to protect "non-white students" the day after the election.

November 01, 2016

Positive School Climates May Help Narrow Achievement Gaps, Analysis Finds

A research analysis finds links between improved school climate and the narrowing of achievement gaps for low-income students.

October 27, 2016

Clinton Takes Aim at School Bullying With $500 Million Proposal

Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, is pitching a $500 million program to help states and schools combat bullying.

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.

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