Chicago police used force on students for "non-criminal conduct and minor violations" and failed to set a policy for use of stun guns in schools, a U.S. Department of Justice investigation found.
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November 28, 2016
How will Donald Trump's stances on education, which stress a scaled back federal role, and the appointment of voucher advocate Betsy DeVos as education secretary affect LGBT students?
November 22, 2016
"The use of corporal punishment can hinder the creation of a positive school climate by focusing on punitive measures to address student misbehavior rather than positive behavioral interventions and supports," King wrote in a letter to state officials.
November 21, 2016
Several national K-12 groups will encourage schools to respond to numerous reports of violence, harassment, and intimidation that have occurred since Donald Trump's presidential election by reaffirming "the inclusive values that are the foundation of healthy learning cultures."
November 14, 2016
A Maryland lawmaker is pushing for a state ethics charge against Baltimore County Superintendent Dallas Dance after he retweeted a call for schools to protect "non-white students" the day after the election.
November 01, 2016
A research analysis finds links between improved school climate and the narrowing of achievement gaps for low-income students.
October 27, 2016
Hillary Clinton, the Democratic presidential nominee, is pitching a $500 million program to help states and schools combat bullying.
October 20, 2016
While surveillance technology can have many benefits, including making schools safer and keeping students on task, it can also have unintended consequences in areas like equity and privacy, says a report by the National Association of State Boards of Education.
October 19, 2016
An emotional video campaign illustrates the ways meaningful adult relationships can counter the effects of childhood trauma on the brain.
October 17, 2016
Respondents to the survey, administered by the Sesame Workshop, said they often worry that "the world is an unkind place for children." Results come as schools increasingly focus on students' social and emotional skills as well as their academic success.