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March 20, 2015

The Absolute Best School Climate Blogging (This Week): Bad Adult Behavior Edition

It's hard to teach kids to treat their peers with kindness when they see such a lack of empathy in adults. Plus, links on pre-k attendance, gender nonconformity and school dress codes, and more.

March 19, 2015

Student Suspension Rates Drop in Chicago Schools, Study Finds

The decreases come as teachers and students report feeling safer in the city's schools, according to the University of Chicago Consortium on Chicago School Research.

March 17, 2015

Leaders Tell of Supporting Families, Engaging Students, Inspiring Black Boys

In our special report, district-level leaders share their experiences engaging parents, meeting the needs of families, boosting student voice, and supporting student populations that are sometimes overlooked.

March 11, 2015

Montana, the Only State Without an Anti-Bullying Law, Might Adopt One

There will be an anti-bullying law in every state if Montana lawmakers approve a bill this legislative session. The proposal is less detailed and definitive than the policies in place in other states.

March 05, 2015

Ferguson School Police Too Heavy-Handed With Students, Justice Department Says

Two Ferguson school resource officers rely heavily on arrests and are overly involved in routine disciplinary matters, the U.S. Department of Justice found in an investigation of the city's police department.

March 02, 2015

Community Policing Task Force Has Recommendations for Schools, Too

A post-Ferguson policing task force created by President Obama released recommendations Monday, including many that apply to school discipline and how law enforcement officers relate to students.

February 24, 2015

Fewer Absences, More Misbehavior in Schools That Miss Academic Benchmarks

Forget narrowing the academic curriculum; could accountability narrow schools' focus on student behaviors?

February 11, 2015

Lawmakers Renew Push to Increase Protections for LGBT Students in Schools

The U.S. Department of Education has said that Title IX protects students from discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity, but advocates say a more specific federal law is necessary to provide certainty of students' legal rights.

February 10, 2015

D.C. City Councilwoman Asks if Planned Boys of Color Initiative Violates Title IX

The local elected official is concerned that the initiative, which focuses on improving outcomes for boys of color, may run afoul of federal law because it does not include girls.

February 04, 2015

More School Police Wear Body Cameras to Track Interactions With Students

A small but growing number of school police are wearing body cameras to help address student civil rights concerns and to increase transparency about their actions.

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