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November 25, 2015

Principal Addresses Student Fears After Shootings at Minneapolis Protests

The principal of an elementary school located near a police precinct where five protesters were shot this week reassured her students in an emotional morning announcement.

November 23, 2015

New ESEA May Use Noncognitive Traits in Accountability. Is That a Good Idea?

Draft language for a new Elementary and Secondary Education Act seems to open the door for the use of noncognitive factors and student engagement in state accountability systems. But researchers say measures of such traits are imperfect.

November 16, 2015

Paris Attacks: Social-Emotional Learning Helps Students Process Traumatic Events

Social-emotional learning programs give students a comfortable, familiar way to discuss difficult events, be they local or international, teachers say.

October 26, 2015

Video Shows Police Officer Throwing Student From Desk; District Investigates

Students at a South Carolina high school recorded a school resource officer violently removing a student from her desk and dragging her across the classroom.

October 15, 2015

New Campaign Focuses on Bullying of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders

The White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders has announced a cooperative campaign aimed at preventing and addressing bullying among Asian-American and Pacific-Islander youths.

September 16, 2015

Muslim Boy Arrested After School Says His Homemade Clock Looks Like a Bomb

Police arrested a 14-year-old freshman after they said his homemade clock looked like a bomb, sparking concerns of discrimination against Muslims.

August 07, 2015

Five Ways Schools Stigmatize Same-Sex and Heterosexual Adoptive Families

Adoptive families sometimes feel overlooked or stigmatized by schools, they say. And those actions can threaten to jeopardize efforts to engage parents and to make sure students feel safe and supported in the classroom.

July 14, 2015

Title IX Already Protects LGBT Students, Amendment Unnecessary, Group Says

The U.S. Senate voted down an amendment designed to protect lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender students from discrimination and harassment in public schools. But such protections are already required under Title IX, the National School Boards Association said.

July 14, 2015

Cyberbullying Is Now a Crime in New Zealand. Is That the Right Approach?

A New Zealand law sets penalties, including fines and jail time, for "harmful digital communication." But experts say criminalizing cyberbullying is problematic and possibly counterproductive.

July 09, 2015

Student Fights, Fear of Harm at School Have Declined, Newest Federal Data Show

A new report released today includes the most recent federal data on issues like school-related deaths, student victimization, bullying, drugs, and school safety measures.

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