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October 09, 2014

Teach For America LGBT Initiative Will Address School Climate, Teacher Training

The director of Teach For America's new initiative for LGBT students explains how it might lead to changes in the program's training for new teachers.

October 08, 2014

LGBT and Gender-Nonconforming Youth Target of Unfair Discipline, Groups Say

Civil rights and student groups are pushing for changes to school discipline that they say would make it more even-handed for gender-nonconforming students and LGBT students of color.

October 07, 2014

School Climate for Native American Students Is Focus of Federal Tour

Representatives from the White House Initiative on American Indian and Alaska Native Education and the U.S. Department of Education's Office for Civil Rights will hold listening sessions with a special focus on school climate issues in Native American communities.

September 29, 2014

Suspensions: New Law in California, New York City to Change Discipline Code

Critics of disciplinary infractions like "defiance" and "disruption" say they leave too much to the discretion of educators who often apply them inconsistently between classrooms and sometimes between races.

September 25, 2014

Tupelo, Miss., District to Rework School Discipline Under Civil Rights Agreement

The U.S. Department of Education found that black students in Tupelo "had been disproportionately subjected to discipline at every stage in the district's discipline process."

September 25, 2014

Attorney General Holder, Voice on Discipline, School Climate, to Resign

Attorney General Eric Holder worked with the U.S. Department of Education to create civil rights guidance on school discipline.

September 23, 2014

School Climate and Safety Efforts Get Boost Through Federal Grants

About $70 million in federal grants were awarded through four programs aimed at states and school districts.

September 19, 2014

San Diego School District to Return Armored Vehicle to Defense Department

San Diego's decision follows an announcement by the Los Angeles school police department that it will return three grenade launchers it also received through the 1033 military surplus program.

September 17, 2014

School Police in Los Angeles Will Give Up Grenade Launchers

Civil rights groups have raised concerns about schools receiving surplus military equipment through a U.S. Department of Defense program, which provided the grenade launchers to Los Angeles school police.

September 15, 2014

School Police Get Military Weapons, Vehicles, Equipment From Federal Agency

The surplus military equipment was provided through a Department of Defense program, which has been criticized following local response to protests in Ferguson, Mo.

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