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May 16, 2017

Students Feel Safer at School; Fewer Incidents Reported, Federal Data Show

Rates of student victimization at school have fallen over the past two decades, federal data show. And fewer students report a fear of harm at school.

May 15, 2017

States Reconsider Sunscreen as Banned Drug in Schools

Many states require a doctor's note if a student brings sunscreen, an over-the-counter drug, to school. A handful of states have changed that and others are looking to follow suit.

May 02, 2017

New York City Requires All Public Schools to Offer Students Single-Stall Restrooms

The nation's largest school district will require every public school to make a single-stall restroom available for student use to provide an option for transgender students, gender non-conforming students, and students with medical needs, the district said.

May 01, 2017

School Security Guard Pepper Sprays Student After Cell Phone Incident

The incident touches on larger discussions about the role of school security personnel in routine disciplinary issues and whether it's appropriate to carry pepper spray in school settings.

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."

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