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August 19, 2016

Does This School's Sign Promote Independence or Scare Off Support?

A school's rule has gone viral, sparking debates about student independence, parental involvement, and school support. Context matters, a psychologist says.

August 17, 2016

FBI's Anti-Extremism Program for Schools Promotes 'Fear and Suspicion,' Groups Say

Several education advocacy groups have harshly criticized a Federal Bureau of Investigation program designed to prevent the spread of "violent extremism" in American schools.

August 11, 2016

S.C. Sheriff's Office, Justice Dept. Agree to Stem Bias With School Police Training

The Richland County Sheriff's Office came under fire last year after a video of a school-based officer violently arresting a black student spread online. An agreement with the Department of Justice includes plans to train officers and analyze student arrest data for signs of biased treatment.

August 11, 2016

ACLU, Arrested Students Sue Over South Carolina's 'Disturbing Schools' Law

A group of students who've been charged under South Carolina's "disturbing a school" law filed a lawsuit with backing from the American Civil Liberties Union, arguing that the law is overly broad and leads to unnecessarily harsh discipline in the state's public schools.

August 10, 2016

Watch: What a Principal Learned by Shadowing a Student for a Day

A principal gained insights on her school's policies and practices by following a student for a day in an exercise meant to promote empathy.

August 09, 2016

South Carolina Moves to Limit Role of School Police After Violent Student Arrest

The policies come at the recommendation of a state task force assembled after a video of a violent arrest of a teen girl drew widespread criticism on the internet last year.

August 05, 2016

Watch: Transgender Student, Her Teacher Discuss How School Handled Transition

While much of the public focus has been on the bathrooms and locker rooms transgender students are allowed to use, the students themselves say belonging at school after a gender transition involves a much broader array of issues. In this interactive video package, a transgender student, her teacher, and her principal discuss one school's efforts.

August 01, 2016

Social-Emotional Learning: States Collaborate to Craft Standards, Policies

Eight states will work cooperatively with the Collaborative for Academic, Social, and Emotional Learning to create and implement plans to draft statewide social-emotional learning standards and policies.

July 29, 2016

Want to Close the Racial Discipline Gap? Try Improving Instruction

Personalized professional development in instructional improvement can lead to reduced and more equitable disciplinary referrals, a study finds.

July 22, 2016

Cyberbullying: What Schools Can Learn From Leslie Jones' Twitter Harassment

More states are requiring schools to respond to cyberbullying, but it can be a challenging task for administrators. Here's what schools can learn from the recent high-profile online harassment of Ghostbusters actress Leslie Jones.

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