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April 27, 2016

Can an Increase in Empathy Lead to a Drop in Suspensions?

Stanford researchers found that teachers' participation in professional development to promote empathy correlated with half as many suspensions for their students. The findings suggest that attitudes may be as important as policies in promoting healthy school climates.

April 25, 2016

Incarceration Affects Education, Panel Says as Ed. Dept. Releases New Resources

The discussion between students, parents, and U.S. Secretary of Education John B. King, Jr. came as the U.S. Department of Education announced grants and resources to help educators address the effects of incarceration on students, parents, and their families.

April 20, 2016

Oklahoma City Schools Agree to Address High Discipline Rates for Black Students

The agreement to rework its discipline policies resolves a federal investigation that found disproportionately high rates of discipline for black students there.

April 13, 2016

Donald Trump's Rhetoric Has Made Some Students Feel Unsafe, Report Says

Heated presidential campaign rhetoric and divisive policy proposals have had a negative effect on school climate, a new report says.

April 11, 2016

San Antonio District Fires School Officer Who Body Slammed Student in Video

The school police officer was fired after a video of him body slamming a girl to the ground spread online last week.

April 08, 2016

Video: School Police Officer Body Slams Girl to the Ground

The San Antonio district expects to wrap-up its investigation of the video, in which a school officer slams a 12-year-old girl face-first on the ground, early next week.

April 07, 2016

Suit by Parents, Pro-Charter Group: N.Y.C. Schools Have School Climate Problems

The law suit claims that New York City schools do not respond adequately to violence, harassment, and bullying, creating an unsafe learning environment for students. The plaintiffs seek class-action status.

March 31, 2016

School Climate: Ed. Dept. Provides Free Surveys, Resources to Schools

The surveys can be administered to middle and high school students, staff, parents, and guardians, providing real-time data about their perceptions of the school environment.

March 27, 2016

Data Lacking About How LGBT Students Are Treated at School, Researchers Say

Expanded federal data collection about LGBT students would help illuminate school climate problems and inform efforts to find solutions, researchers say in a paper released by the Equity Project and Indiana University.

March 17, 2016

Salt Lake City District to Outline Limits for School Police as Part of Settlement

The settlement follows a federal lawsuit by the ACLU over a 2010 "gang sweep" at a high school in which students of color were "rounded up, questioned, searched, and forced to be photographed holding signs describing alleged gang affiliation."

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